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Old 08-13-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
Mortal Kombat X To Have 12 Old Fighters And 12 New Fighters
 
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Ed Boon shared some new information on Twitter that Mortal Kombat X will have a split roster of new and old fighters.

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Sounds good to me. As long as they dont go the SC5 route and get rid of characters that everyone wants, and replaces them with uninteresting clones. I like cassie cage...but does that mean we wont have jhonny or sonya blade ? A great balance of classic characters everyone wants, and new ones that spark new interest. Lets hope for that. :)
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Sounds good to me. As long as they dont go the SC5 route and get rid of characters that everyone wants. A great balance of classic characters everyone wants, and new ones that spark new interest. Lets hope for that. :)
This is exactly the SC5 route, there's not even a need to pretend they can still avoid it. The only thing that can still differ is how the fans will react. Because SC5 WAS a balance of Classic characters/The favorites with new characters. That didn't spark much interest but the MKX new chars are interesting as far as i'm concerned. That's based on what we know about them at the time of course.

Cassie is already a Johnny/Sonya clone to me. And she'll probably have a feud with Kano. That doesn't mean Sonya and Johnny can't be introduced at that point. Just like Kano on the side of evil, they survived MK9 after all.

But i mean, this is exactly the Soul Calibur route that they are going so why still act like we hope not? The difference is that after 5 games of almost the same roster returning every time, SC team shot themselves in the foot by getting rid of Taki to replace her by Taki, with a different name. MK's used to putting characters aside to concentrate on a bunch of new faces. That since MK2 (So we could say that SC5 tried to wander on the MK route without success.) It has become a tourney fighter lately with the last game but still, this isn't VF.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:46 PM   #4
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This is exactly the SC5 route, there's not even a need to pretend they can still avoid it. The only thing that can still differ is how the fans will react. Because SC5 WAS a balance of Classic characters/The favorites with new characters. That didn't spark much interest but the MKX new chars are interesting as far as i'm concerned. That's based on what we know about them at the time of course.

Cassie is already a Johnny/Sonya clone to me. And she'll probably have a feud with Kano. That doesn't mean Sonya and Johnny can't be introduced at that point. Just like Kano on the side of evil, they survived MK9 after all.

But i mean, this is exactly the Soul Calibur route that they are going so why still act like we hope not? The difference is that after 5 games of almost the same roster returning every time, SC team shot themselves in the foot by getting rid of Taki to replace her by Taki, with a different name. MK's used to putting characters aside to concentrate on a bunch of new faces. That since MK2 (So we could say that SC5 tried to wander on the MK route without success.) It has become a tourney fighter lately with the last game but still, this isn't VF.
Wow, so many 180s there. Im not sure where to jump in. Lets just say this. I 100% agree with you. Especially that bit about Taki.

MK has been known to change its roster up. Even characters by the same name play like new (Classic Sub-Zero vs Sub-Zero-MK3). Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't...but thats the risk.

What i mean by not wanting them to take the soul calibur route, is getting rid of charterers that people still have a vested interest in, while introducing new characters that no one cares about, like Patroklos. And while i do agree that MK was the original risk taker in the fighting game realm, their recent comeback is thanks to turning back to the classic roster.

The hat-trick here, is to maintain a balance. Old with the new. And i hope they succeed. The FGC needs this. Thats all i was saying :)
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Wow, so many 180s there. Im not sure where to jump in. Lets just say this. I 100% agree with you. Especially that bit about Taki.
So you agree with a 180 and another? Even if we've reached a 360 technically?

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The hat-trick here, is to maintain a balance. Old with the new. And i hope they succeed. The FGC needs this. Thats all i was saying :)
The thing is that everyone knows this is what has to happen. And will eventually happen. I see and read a lot of people (I'm not pointing the finger at you more than anyone else.) that seem so angry that so many new characters are revealed at the moment. And we all know that they've planned for more. But i just point out that a lot of people seem to forget that there are still 16 spots remaining in the roster for both old and new names to enter or come back. They didn't get rid of the old fan favs for good with MK9 i'm positive. They'll get their recap game eventually.;)

As for the tourney players. A lot repeated the fact that now that MK had become really popular as a tourney fighter with one shot, they would be kind of "Forced" to keep a rather similar roster with MKX. Which, we see once again that it isn't bound to happen.

I didn't do 180s in terms of opinions much because it all lead to the same thing if it appeared hard to read well i'll put it like this: "We all have classic favorites and younger characters. Nope, i'm not willing to jump to conclusion by pretending the new chars aren't interesting cause even though i like their look and gameplay i, like most of us haven't tried them yet. And most of all, the game isn't out yet."
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Nope, i'm not willing to jump to conclusion by pretending the new chars aren't interesting cause even though i like their look and gameplay i, like most of us haven't tried them yet. And most of all, the game isn't out yet."
Ill start here since its the thing i want to get across. I believe in the vision of this game. Hell, i did fanart for the very first new character i saw...Cassie cage. Wouldn't have done that had i not believed in where they were going with her.

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But i just point out that a lot of people seem to forget that there are still 16 spots remaining in the roster for both old and new names to enter or come back. They didn't get rid of the old fan favs for good with MK9 i'm positive. They'll get their recap game eventually.;)
You are correct. Its already been established that half the roster will be old, and half new. Just to clarify, i am more attached to the original MK1 roster, and feel they should take their rightful place in future Mortal Kombats. So far there's scorpion, raiden, classic sub-zero, kano...and more to come. So im personally satisfied with the cast. And i love how you get different versions of said character. Thats pretty neat.

I started with the first game in the arcades during the 90s. I still remember when i first saw it in Aladdins castle. I'm kind of a fundamentalist when it comes to fighting games, and feel that the classic characters should carry the weight of those games. BUT I also believe they should always be complimented by a group of up and comers. Coincidentally, thats what kind of turned me off from the original MK3 arcade game. But i respect that they went for a cast change.

Im hoping for a solid return to arms, of the old hat; with some interesting, memorable newcomers. I dont want to see throwaway characters like SC gave me. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case here.
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Im hoping for a solid return to arms, of the old hat; with some interesting, memorable newcomers. I dont want to see throwaway characters like SC gave me. So far, that doesn't seem to be the case here.
I couldn't agree more. As much as i love the old fans fav from the MK1-MK3 era, i'm really eager to see what the new characters have to offer most of the time. And i've been pleased more often than not with this franchise. But my fear is that, as you stated it, characters like Ferra/Torr, Cassie and D'Vorah end up as nothing but lackeys and/or become the Sheeva of the old games. It happened a lot in the past with MK that new characters weren't studied and developed for a 5 cents worth. So yeah, considering this may happen again, the classic roster is really important.
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