I’ve already advised you 5 questions I want answered in Mortal Kombat 1. Now it is time for 5 issues I need to see in Mortal Kombat 1.
With a New Period comes the possibility to repair previous errors and enhance upon what was completed proper within the earlier NRS trilogy. This is hoping NRS nails a minimum of one in every of these 5.
5. Secret Bosses
Mortal Kombat 9 introduced again all 4 unique secret boss fights: Reptile, Noob Saibot, Smoke, and Jade. That was a very cool nod to the unique video games, and I would love for Mortal Kombat 1 to have some secret battles.
They do not essentially must be these 4 similar characters, both. It is not wanting good for Jade being a playable character this time round or Noob Saibot, and I would not anticipate them to create transfer units for characters solely serving as a single secret boss combat.
I would be pleased if the New Period got here with utterly new secret boss fights. It is a Mortal Kombat custom that I feel NRS ought to hold going.
4. For Kung Lao To Not Die
This one wants no rationalization. Cease killing off Kung Lao in nearly each fashionable Mortal Kombat recreation, present, or film. I am undecided who hates Kung Lao a lot at NRS or why, however please give it a relaxation within the New Period.
Take a look at why I feel Kung Lao needs to be Earthrealm’s champion in Mortal Kombat 1. The person deserves it.
3. For Kenshi Takahashi To Get A Win
Kenshi Takahashi, or Mortal Kombat Neo as I fondly known as him after his introduction in Lethal Alliance, is a 3D-Period fan favourite. He is acquired a candy character design and customarily upper-tier aggressive standing. He is had an impression on us gamers.
However so far as impression on the Mortal Kombat world, he is not almost as related.
Within the Halfway Period of Mortal Kombat, Kenshi was a lone swordsman who traveled the world combating warriors to show he was the perfect. After an encounter with Shang Tsung, the sorcerer steals the souls of Kenshi’s ancestors and leaves Kenshi blind. From then on, revenge on Shang Tsung was Kenshi’s solely purpose.
Unsurprisingly, he failed to realize that purpose. Whereas stalking the Lethal Alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, Kenshi fought Mavado. The Lethal Alliance employed Mavado to take care of Kenshi. He succeeded, leaving Kenshi to die. Kenshi by no means evened the rating with Mavado in Deception or Armageddon.
Kenshi’s most notable accomplishment occurred in Lethal Alliance earlier than Mavado defeated him. Throughout his journey in Outworld, Kenshi encountered Ermac and freed him from Shao Khan’s thoughts management. Ermac would go on to assist Liu Kang free Earthrealm warriors from Onaga’s management in Deception.
And that is just about the final time Kenshi has completed something vital. That was 21 years in the past.
NRS-Period Kenshi hasn’t fared significantly better. He was solely a DLC character in MK9, and why he has story presence in MKX, he would not have a chapter and would not do a lot (Besides lose). In MK11, Kenshi solely seems lifeless in Shang Tsung’s Krypt.
NRS-Period Kenshi had a battle with the Pink Dragon clan since they killed Suchin, his spouse Suchin. Regardless of being an absentee dad to Takeda for over a decade, Kenshi didn’t efficiently get his revenge. Within the MKX comics, Kenshi even loses to an armless Goro. Speak about embarrassing.
So yeah. NRS-Period Kenshi’s declare to fame is being Takeda’s dad. And that is about it. He by no means settles any rating he ever has and by no means contributes considerably to the primary plot of any story.
With Kenshi that includes prominently within the Johnny Cage reveal trailer, I can solely hope NRS has nice issues in retailer for Kenshi in Mortal Kombat 1.
2. Extra Plotlines and Story Threads
One of many issues I feel Halfway did higher than NRS in Mortal Kombat is telling multiple story.
In NRS Mortal Kombat, you might have the primary plot, and that is just about it.
In Halfway Mortal Kombat, characters on the roster would possibly play zero function in the primary plot, however we’re off doing their very own issues. These aspect adventures and quests would have an effect on quite a few characters and arrange plot threads in future installments (Like Nitara’s use of Reptile in liberating Vaeternus from Outworld in Lethal Alliance, which unintentionally led to Reptile enabling the revival of Onaga in Deception).
Halfway Mortal Kombat simply felt extra interconnected, and greater than only one plotline mattered. I hope NRS takes time to flesh out the New Period correctly and set the stage for quite a few future tales.
NRS Mortal Kombat video games are removed from masterpieces of writing. One of many largest points is continuity or lack thereof.
NRS Mortal Kombat is filled with retcons and inconsistencies. At occasions, NRS has not solely contradicted their very own lore from a earlier recreation however typically their very own lore from the similar recreation. Based on Mortal Kombat 11, three folks killed King Jerrod. A minimum of.
It may be onerous for folks to take a narrative significantly if the writers seemingly do not, and one of many best methods for folks to write down off a narrative is that if the storytellers do not respect their very own continuity. As a result of if they do not, why ought to we?
On condition that Mortal Kombat 1 will likely be a story contemporary slate, that is the right alternative for NRS to do that story proper.
There’s two days left till the worldwide launch of Mortal Kombat 1 for Customary Version homeowners. Keep tuned for a full Story Assessment.