Mortal Kombat 11

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3D needs the right hardware to work.
DCU VS MK was great with soso hardware.
That game gets knocked by most MK fans as one of the worst, yeah the hardware was part of it but it just didn't feel like MK should. Ed Boon was asked about going back to 3D during some of the press stuff leading up to this and he seemed to not be very big on the idea. I do wish they'd make another action game like Shaolin Monks, something God of War ish with MK characters would be a lot of fun and you could work the combat around that type of game, an MK fighting game has to feel like MK not soul caliber with fatalities.
 
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That game gets knocked by most MK fans as one of the worst, yeah the hardware was part of it but it just didn't feel like MK should. Ed Boon was asked about going back to 3D during some of the press stuff leading up to this and he seemed to not be very big on the idea. I do wish they'd make another action game like Shaolin Monks, something God of War ish with MK characters would be a lot of fun and you could work the combat around that type of game, an MK fighting game has to feel like MK not soul caliber with fatalities.
Story based non fighters would be great in this universe and 3D well fast 3D with next gen graphics would as well.
I don't go by what newer MK fans say and find MK2 to be the series best.
 
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Story based non fighters would be great in this universe and 3D well fast 3D with next gen graphics would as well.
I don't go by what newer MK fans say and find MK2 to be the series best.
It's cool if you loved MKvDC, I enjoyed it but it had a lot of things I didn't care for as well, the series was headed downhill fast until it went back to 2D, it just fits better there IMO.
 

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That was amazing lol.

i like how the ninjas are special movies apparently, I'm not sure I want to be well versed in all the moves and combos of every character as well as transformation commands to effectively use Shang Tsung, though I really like that he has a kind of Mirror Match option.
 

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It's cool if you loved MKvDC, I enjoyed it but it had a lot of things I didn't care for as well, the series was headed downhill fast until it went back to 2D, it just fits better there IMO.
All I'd like to see is maybe add some special moves that display in 3D. Or even make the Brutalies display in 3D somewhat.
 

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It's funny watching reaction videos to that trailer, people are really excited over the actor who played Shang Tsung in the movie doing the voice and having his face scanned for this game. I hope they have an announce voice option for him as well, they already do for several other characters.
 
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Today's Shang Tsung Kombat Kast

I kind of wish the skeleton had a green aura coming out to suggest the Soul was also being pulled down into that pool. A signature move of Shang Tsung has long been taking souls, I was hoping for something like that.

I'm curious to see if there is a Brutality version of his soul steal shape change move.
 

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I kind of wish the skeleton had a green aura coming out to suggest the Soul was also being pulled down into that pool. A signature move of Shang Tsung has long been taking souls, I was hoping for something like that.

I'm curious to see if there is a Brutality version of his soul steal shape change move.
There probably will be, many of the other brutalities are callbacks to older classic fatalities.
 

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Callback to his soul steal fatality, love it.

Skip ahead to 7:50
 

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Actually finished the Tower of Grind Summon Tower for Raiden. Unlocked quite a few Skins and the Brutalities are very satisfying to pull off like God's Wrath. I also like the unlocked Lightning Herald intro.

I hope the DLC characters don't have Summon Towers or Krypt content and for a change we can get everything up front.

I'm a long time fan of Raiden since MK1 so having all these excellent finisher demolish people is really enjoyable, though I do think a few of the Brutalities have some dumb requirements.

One thing I'm undecided on is the usefulness of his Teleport. For one thing, I have a hard time controlling distance of the teleport on my D-Pad. I decided instead to select the Jo Push ability which teleports if amplified, I like that is combines Teleporting with an attack.



 

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Actually finished the Tower of Grind Summon Tower for Raiden. Unlocked quite a few Skins and the Brutalities are very satisfying to pull off like God's Wrath. I also like the unlocked Lightning Herald intro.

I hope the DLC characters don't have Summon Towers or Krypt content and for a change we can get everything up front.

I'm a long time fan of Raiden since MK1 so having all these excellent finisher demolish people is really enjoyable, though I do think a few of the Brutalities have some dumb requirements.

One thing I'm undecided on is the usefulness of his Teleport. For one thing, I have a hard time controlling distance of the teleport on my D-Pad. I decided instead to select the Jo Push ability which teleports if amplified, I like that is combines Teleporting with an attack.



I have never found the teleport to be useful, nearly every time I do it I get hit immediately after I come out of it. I like that brutality a lot too but I hate that I have to get rid of the superman move to get it.
 

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A few of my favorite Brutalities so far, sorry there will be a few posts lol.
 
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I have never found the teleport to be useful, nearly every time I do it I get hit immediately after I come out of it. I like that brutality a lot too but I hate that I have to get rid of the superman move to get it.

The bummer is I think of the teleport as a signature move and I do like if I can effectively do Far Sparkport, but I have a hard time consistently doing that on my D-Pad. Appearing right behind the opponent is a great way to give them a free hit or even a cheap throw.

The exception to that is I in MKX I tried experimenting with Sparkport to see if there is any good use for it. If timed right, it can be an Anti-Zoning tool. I tried Practice rounds with a character like Subzero with a long Frames Projectile and in MKX I felt as a CPU character he was prone to Zoning. A few times I might catch him just after throwing an ice ball. If behind him before he can recover, that could give a cheap throw or maybe a combo.

I haven't tried this in MK11 yet but I might experiment with it sometime.

However, I do think it's nice the Jo Push enhanced attack causes a teleport attack so I've been trying that out to.
 

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Simple brutality but I love it, the callbacks are always great.
 

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Simple brutality but I love it, the callbacks are always great.
If you hold Down on the D-pad he changes into them. If you don't he stays the same and just laughs.

Enjoying this character but he plays weird. Just not used to his power set or the strategy for them. Or what abilities to pick?

Do I go all in for the Ninjas or more Sorcery attacks?

I do also like him just as a character for the game. in his dialogue he is a total evil @sshole.

I also like that Shang returning may have ramifications for the Story in MK12 in the future.

I haven't seen all the Brutalites, but I hope there are some specific to the Ninjas. I'd also like to see the Soul Steal to shape change for a Mirror Brutal.



 
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If you hold Down on the D-pad he changes into them. If you don't he stays the same and just laughs.

Enjoying this character but he plays weird. Just not used to his power set or the strategy for them. Or what abilities to pick?

Do I go all in for the Ninjas or more Sorcery attacks?

I do also like him just as a character for the game. in his dialogue he is a total evil @sshole.

I also like that Shang returning may have ramifications for the Story in MK12 in the future.

I haven't seen all the Brutalites, but I hope there are some specific to the Ninjas. I'd also like to see the Soul Steal to shape change for a Mirror Brutal.



It just feels more complete with him in it IMO, he'd be a great character to do a story expansion around IMO.
 
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Youtube algorithm keeps putting vids of this game on my page so the other day I watched one and it snowballed into me watching some player for about an hour beating the crap out of others. This game looks so pretty and brutal. They sure have come a long way since the first MK game.

Has anyone figured out what exactly Raiden is saying during that move he uses to fly across the screen? It kind of sounds to me like “pass me the mustard” but I can’t be sure.