Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Top 5 Reasons Why I Prefer Mortal Kombat over Street Fighter
Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, I always been more into Mortal Kombat series. Even at an young age their appeal is very strong. I really can't get enough of these amazing fighting games. Most of them are timeless classics that will never get old.
5. Killing your opponents
Yes it's really obvious in Mortal Kombat you can kill your opponent. Back then doing that was mind blowing. Usually you get stunned several times during matches. But in Mortal Kombat games, you barely get stun during the matches. At the end most of the time someone gets killed in such horrible ways or non killing finishers like Friendships. Yes you can only do your finishers at the end of the match but you get amazing stuff. More recently in Mortal Kombat X's finishers are so sick. Many people doing live reactions to them actually threw up. Mortal Kombat doesn't hold much back in their Fatalities.
I also like the concept of it because sometimes finally beating someone who owned you isn't enough. I might get rip a part by Street Fighter fans by stating this. I seen a lot more creativity in Fatalities alone. An great example of this is Cassie has an fatality where she nearly breaks off your jaw. Out of the clear blue pulls out her cell phone to take an selfie picture with her dead opponent. You get to see a lot of MK characters commenting about that picture. We should mention Animalities since characters transforms into animals to kill people. Some of them are still difficult to watch today.
4. Making it easier to get all dlcs
I can't stress this enough Street Fighter really puts out dlcs. Yet no later version of Street Fighter IV or V has an version containing all of it's dlcs. Last I checked they don't have anything close to that for purchase online either. I am really glad Mortal Kombat made the process a lot easier in the long run. You could get the game early to constantly buy those upcoming dlcs or wait until an new version comes. Both Mortal Kombat 9 & X got an later version containing every dlcs for an great price. In Mortal Kombat X you also could buy kombat packs to help cut some of those down making it easier.
3. Guest Characters
To clarify we aren't counting cross over games. Street Fighter never got any guest characters into their games. More recently in Killer Instinct as an part of season 3 got three of them. Mortal Kombat 9 got Freddy & Kratos (only on PlayStation versions) that do fit in their universe. Mortal Kombat XL has Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, Alien & Predator, all do fit in as well. Some are wondering why is this such an big deal?
Both Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat has plenty of characters over the years. Sometimes bringing something you don't expect in does get people's attention. I was really excited to see the announcement to find out Alien is getting in Mortal Kombat X. The one horror/action movie icon creature I didn't expect to appear in an Mortal Kombat game. Also depending on who or what it is could make things interesting. Hell Super Smash Brothers series already made that point loud & clear.
Unlike most fighting games before & after, Mortal Kombat does take place in between several worlds. In their universe there isn't space like most known universes. Instead there are portals connected to another world called realms. Mostly going by Mortal Kombat: Deception's Konquest Mode. An handful of realms were more different than the last with no known number of how many actually exists. I also like many of other realm creatures especially those from Outworld. I should mention instead of directly invading other worlds. The Elder Gods put an tournament called Mortal Kombat in place. Those wanting to conquer the other realm must win ten times in an row. Among the tenth that realm's ruler will be allowed into the other realm to claim it as their own.
Outworld & Netherrealm have some dark stuff to haunt your souls. The most interesting fact about the realms was their creation. In the beginning only The One Being & the Elder Gods existed. The One Being devoured many gods with the remaining ones running out of options. Then they did come up with an way to stop it. Not explained the Elder gods were able to separate The One Being into pieces. Each piece of him became realms with Earthrealm being the core piece. An legend exists if one can merge all the realms together, one can become The One Being.
It is widely known since Mortal Kombat 1, this franchise has secrets. Even before the release of Mortal Kombat II, some believed MK1 had another hidden character. However the team couldn't find this glitch themselves but did confirm this Ermac character doesn't exist. Ranging from long button codes to getting lost in unlocking stuff within The Krypt. Mortal Kombat has a lot of interesting secrets to constantly blow our minds.
Mortal Kombat X added more easter eggs some people could easily miss. So many users on YouTube did videos on showing most to all of these intros to fights. Some of which is referencing Alien & Predator movies. Some are meant to be funny you wouldn't expect make it into the game. Hell if you perform Erron Black's x ray move on Predator. Although shorten down that famous line by Schwarzenegger is said on that bullet instead of his name.
Of course since the beginning there are stage fatalities. Not including Mortal Kombat: Deception & Armageddon. Attempting to get these to work does take time. But these are awesome secret finishers that are among the best in their respective games. More recently in Mortal Kombat 9 in PlayStation versions. There is an new level with three different death traps you can choose from. This alone goes to show the pure creativity of the Mortal Kombat team.
Early on you can fight hidden characters in Mortal Kombat 1 & 2. Simply doing the conditions with Reptile being the most difficult to pick off. You must get the game to go through the levels an few times. Among on The Pit level if you see shadows flying in the sky. You have to fight without blocking & not taking damage. At the end of the match you got to perform your fatality. If you did all of this congrats Reptile will challenge you.
I saved my personal favorite among all their secrets. Of course any MK fan has their own opinions which stands out the most. To me it always has been The Krypt mode. Ever since Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance this mode packed content of all types. Originally an large number of coffins you have to pay with different colors coins to unlock stuff. In Mortal Kombat: Deception added hidden limited time chests & keys to help spice it up. In Mortal Kombat 9, they broke it up in several parts. In Mortal Kombat X, they added other things can be contained in. They also added secret paths making it an unique experience. More like you're on an journey to unlock everything with two major areas filled with stuff.
I hope you guys like my blog post, I been wanting to do this one for an while. I always supported Mortal Kombat most of my life. In fact my favorite video game movie is still the original Mortal Kombat movie. I never can get too old or bored of this franchise. I am always impressed with the insane amount of work they put into them. Easily one of the finest video game series in history. Until next time I'm Jack Red and I'll see all of you later.
An little bonus, I made this Mortal Kombat meme. I know many fans joked about what if finishers. I figured why not make an long meme of my own.
The link for it is below... Look at it if you dare or in the words of Shao Kahn, you weak pathetic fool.