MK11 gameplay revealed!

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https://m.ign.com/articles/2019/01/16/mortal-kombat-11-live-gameplay-reveal-schedule-and-livestream-times

I hope it's not going to just be like MKX but now with "gear" like Injustice 2.

*edit* some of the gear does look pretty spectacular.

My brother is hoping they don't bring back the Run button.

Edit: stupid youtube links don't work on this stupid site

-Hears Ronda Rousey-

Oh Netherrealm, you were doing so well and then decided "How can we screw it all up?"

Aiddon:
-Hears Ronda Rousey-

Oh Netherrealm, you were doing so well and then decided "How can we screw it all up?"

Well when you think of it, the original MK was supposed to be based on Jean-Claude Van Damme. Ironically enough he went on to do a (horrible) Street Fighter movie.

Also, as cringeworthy as Rousey has gotten, she still thematically identifies with Sonya Blade's character more than Kerri Hoskins or Bridget Wilson, even though I personally think either are more attractive.

As it is though, Skarlet's combat looks outstanding even if she herself looks like a feminazi. Can't wait to see the full roster. Will be preordering since there's no other way around being able to access all future characters, and this is one series I've played from the beginning that has always delivered hundreds of hours of fun.

People be talking about Ronda Rousey as if it was a household name. I never heard of this lady.

hanselthecaretaker:

Aiddon:
-Hears Ronda Rousey-

Oh Netherrealm, you were doing so well and then decided "How can we screw it all up?"

Well when you think of it, the original MK was supposed to be based on Jean-Claude Van Damme. Ironically enough he went on to do a (horrible) Street Fighter movie.

Also, as cringeworthy as Rousey has gotten, she still thematically identifies with Sonya Blade?s character more than Kerri Hoskins or Bridget Wilson, even though I personally think either are more attractive.

As it is though, Skarlet?s combat looks outstanding even if she herself looks like a feminazi. Can?t wait to see the full roster. Will be preordering since there?s no other way around being able to access all future characters, and this is one series I?ve played from the beginning that has always delivered hundreds of hours of fun.

I was thinking more that she's a transphobic Sandy Hook truther and generally just an unpleasant person. Yech

Will cross play make its way to MK?

Samtemdo8:
People be talking about Ronda Rousey as if it was a household name. I never heard of this lady.

She was an UFC fighter known for being a braggart and claiming she was a badass and couldn't be beat, could even fight in the men's tournaments, and was in the Expendables movies, etc...
Then in her big match she lost in the first minute. Took a year off, rebuilt her reputation as a badass, and lost her comeback fight even quicker, and retired basically a laughing stock.

She is to competitive fighting what Michael Jordan was to baseball.

They implemented instant blocking from Blazblue and Guilty Gear, pretty smart of them, that's one of those mechanics where skill is rewarded best. When you see someone who has mastered it you know they're a competent player at the very least.

Dreiko:
They implemented instant blocking from Blazblue and Guilty Gear, pretty smart of them, that's one of those mechanics where skill is rewarded best. When you see someone who has mastered it you know they're a competent player at the very least.

A lot of people are also excited they took the running out and have the meter fill automatically, which should lead to a vast reduction in spamming certain block strings, projectiles, etc. and matches devolving into 50/50 standoffs. Now only the meter fill speed will be affected by the power of the prior move being used. Having one for both offense and defense, as well as specific moves only being available once per match should lead to interesting situations as well.

This clip also does a good job of explaining how the "Krushing Blow" mechanic appears to work, at least at this early stage.

It sounds pretty fun, they're apparently trying for more methodical, grounded gameplay compared to the utter rushdown of MKX.

They also somehow made it even gorier than MKX. Skeletons are officially vestigial in the Mortal Kombat universe.

Silentpony:

Samtemdo8:
People be talking about Ronda Rousey as if it was a household name. I never heard of this lady.

She was an UFC fighter known for being a braggart and claiming she was a badass and couldn't be beat, could even fight in the men's tournaments, and was in the Expendables movies, etc...
Then in her big match she lost in the first minute. Took a year off, rebuilt her reputation as a badass, and lost her comeback fight even quicker, and retired basically a laughing stock.

She is to competitive fighting what Michael Jordan was to baseball.

She did manage a decent initial run, but yeah. She was pretty single discipline, and like some of the mens standouts, once the actual mixed-martial trained folks started coming up went the way of the dinosaur pretty quick.

Now she's in WWE and had a decent starting run. But then they hot-shotted her into the title, and she's kind of floundered by being set up as a babyface anytime she goes against more legitimate fan favorites. Which she hasn't exactly handled with the aplomb or showmanship (I don't know why they wrote her as a face to begin with, since celebrity name coming in and getting hyped into main event status is kind of an obvious heel angle (literally being done by Brock Lesnar right now)).

Seth Carter:

Silentpony:

Samtemdo8:
People be talking about Ronda Rousey as if it was a household name. I never heard of this lady.

She was an UFC fighter known for being a braggart and claiming she was a badass and couldn't be beat, could even fight in the men's tournaments, and was in the Expendables movies, etc...
Then in her big match she lost in the first minute. Took a year off, rebuilt her reputation as a badass, and lost her comeback fight even quicker, and retired basically a laughing stock.

She is to competitive fighting what Michael Jordan was to baseball.

She did manage a decent initial run, but yeah. She was pretty single discipline, and like some of the mens standouts, once the actual mixed-martial trained folks started coming up went the way of the dinosaur pretty quick.

Now she's in WWE and had a decent starting run. But then they hot-shotted her into the title, and she's kind of floundered by being set up as a babyface anytime she goes against more legitimate fan favorites. Which she hasn't exactly handled with the aplomb or showmanship (I don't know why they wrote her as a face to begin with, since celebrity name coming in and getting hyped into main event status is kind of an obvious heel angle (literally being done by Brock Lesnar right now)).

She could have made a decent heel. Keep the braggart lines and just flounder like she did in her actual fights

I am really not liking the costume design I am seeing, a lot of gaudy pointless crap all over them.

Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

Saelune:
I am really not liking the costume design I am seeing, a lot of gaudy pointless crap all over them.

Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

Aren't they also complaining that the most recent DOA has its female character wear too much clothing? I don't think they'll be happy until there's a Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Fighting.

NeutralDrow:

Saelune:
I am really not liking the costume design I am seeing, a lot of gaudy pointless crap all over them.

Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

Aren't they also complaining that the most recent DOA has its female character wear too much clothing? I don't think they'll be happy until there's a Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Fighting.

DoA has been trying to keep a low profile about its sexual content with its latest iteration but according to a recent interview with the creator of the game, he said he wanted to release this content but if people bitch about it on social media it makes it harder for him so he was asking the fans to "quietly enjoy" the sexual costumes and clothing damage. Basically, he hinted at a climate of sexual repression in the western gaming press circles.

He also suggested that despite the game being more toned down in the clothing damage area when it's out of the box, there could be some type of option setting dlc to increase it like how you could tweak the titty bounce physics of older DoA games, so the fans should quietly look forward to it.

Dreiko:

NeutralDrow:

Saelune:
I am really not liking the costume design I am seeing, a lot of gaudy pointless crap all over them.

Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

Aren't they also complaining that the most recent DOA has its female character wear too much clothing? I don't think they'll be happy until there's a Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Fighting.

DoA has been trying to keep a low profile about its sexual content with its latest iteration but according to a recent interview with the creator of the game, he said he wanted to release this content but if people bitch about it on social media it makes it harder for him so he was asking the fans to "quietly enjoy" the sexual costumes and clothing damage. Basically, he hinted at a climate of sexual repression in the western gaming press circles.

He also suggested that despite the game being more toned down in the clothing damage area when it's out of the box, there could be some type of option setting dlc to increase it like how you could tweak the titty bounce physics of older DoA games, so the fans should quietly look forward to it.

If there was ever a most appropriate usage of the the popular term "low-key", this sounds like it could very well be it.

Dreiko:

NeutralDrow:

Saelune:
I am really not liking the costume design I am seeing, a lot of gaudy pointless crap all over them.

Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

Aren't they also complaining that the most recent DOA has its female character wear too much clothing? I don't think they'll be happy until there's a Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Fighting.

DoA has been trying to keep a low profile about its sexual content with its latest iteration but according to a recent interview with the creator of the game, he said he wanted to release this content but if people bitch about it on social media it makes it harder for him so he was asking the fans to "quietly enjoy" the sexual costumes and clothing damage. Basically, he hinted at a climate of sexual repression in the western gaming press circles.

He also suggested that despite the game being more toned down in the clothing damage area when it's out of the box, there could be some type of option setting dlc to increase it like how you could tweak the titty bounce physics of older DoA games, so the fans should quietly look forward to it.

"Climate of sexual repression." Wow...I mean, right for the wrong reasons, I guess?

Don't really mind the options being added, though. Customers are customers. Still nice that "playing one-handed" isn't necessarily the default anymore.

hanselthecaretaker:
If there was ever a most appropriate usage of the the popular term ?low-key?, this sounds like it could very well be it.

Appropriate, but also completely futile and strangely myopic at the same time.

For anyone's who's worried the game won't still have combos...

PNDK&M are pretty much the premiere pre-release resource as they've been digging as deep as possible for what they've had time with. Some early matches...

I might try Sub Zero earlier than I originally thought; he looks to have some pretty cool new abilities (no pun).

Silentpony:

Samtemdo8:
People be talking about Ronda Rousey as if it was a household name. I never heard of this lady.

She was an UFC fighter known for being a braggart and claiming she was a badass and couldn't be beat, could even fight in the men's tournaments, and was in the Expendables movies, etc...
Then in her big match she lost in the first minute. Took a year off, rebuilt her reputation as a badass, and lost her comeback fight even quicker, and retired basically a laughing stock.

She is to competitive fighting what Michael Jordan was to baseball.

I knew Jordan's baseball career wasn't that long, but I didn't think he sucked at it.

NeutralDrow:

Dreiko:

NeutralDrow:

Aren't they also complaining that the most recent DOA has its female character wear too much clothing? I don't think they'll be happy until there's a Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Fighting.

DoA has been trying to keep a low profile about its sexual content with its latest iteration but according to a recent interview with the creator of the game, he said he wanted to release this content but if people bitch about it on social media it makes it harder for him so he was asking the fans to "quietly enjoy" the sexual costumes and clothing damage. Basically, he hinted at a climate of sexual repression in the western gaming press circles.

He also suggested that despite the game being more toned down in the clothing damage area when it's out of the box, there could be some type of option setting dlc to increase it like how you could tweak the titty bounce physics of older DoA games, so the fans should quietly look forward to it.

"Climate of sexual repression." Wow...I mean, right for the wrong reasons, I guess?

Don't really mind the options being added, though. Customers are customers. Still nice that "playing one-handed" isn't necessarily the default anymore.

Here's a newer interview that sheds more light about this.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-25-dead-or-alive-6-hasnt-toned-down-the-sexualisation-its-just-tucked-it-away

Basically, the director is saying that the media is focusing overly much on the sexual elements and making it sound like the game isn't actually a valid fighting game when it in fact has always been one.

Dreiko:

NeutralDrow:

Dreiko:

DoA has been trying to keep a low profile about its sexual content with its latest iteration but according to a recent interview with the creator of the game, he said he wanted to release this content but if people bitch about it on social media it makes it harder for him so he was asking the fans to "quietly enjoy" the sexual costumes and clothing damage. Basically, he hinted at a climate of sexual repression in the western gaming press circles.

He also suggested that despite the game being more toned down in the clothing damage area when it's out of the box, there could be some type of option setting dlc to increase it like how you could tweak the titty bounce physics of older DoA games, so the fans should quietly look forward to it.

"Climate of sexual repression." Wow...I mean, right for the wrong reasons, I guess?

Don't really mind the options being added, though. Customers are customers. Still nice that "playing one-handed" isn't necessarily the default anymore.

Here's a newer interview that sheds more light about this.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-01-25-dead-or-alive-6-hasnt-toned-down-the-sexualisation-its-just-tucked-it-away

Basically, the director is saying that the media is focusing overly much on the sexual elements and making it sound like the game isn't actually a valid fighting game when it in fact has always been one.

That makes a lot more sense.

Before, it sounded like he somehow thought the "fans who enjoy DoA for being legit good fighting games" and the "fans who get upset when you take the sexualization options away" somehow had significant overlap.

Saelune:
Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

The moment I saw Sonya's outfit, I thought "Wow, she's actually dressed sensibly. Cue the 'Ess-Jay-Dubyas ruinin' muh games' crowd."

The Rogue Wolf:

Saelune:
Also fuck all the perverts on MK11's steam forums. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE SONYA'S TITS! My fucking god. If you want a porn game pretending to be a fighting game, DOA is right there.

The moment I saw Sonya's outfit, I thought "Wow, she's actually dressed sensibly. Cue the 'Ess-Jay-Dubyas ruinin' muh games' crowd."

I remember people complaining MKX's costumes weren't slutty enough and Im like...'If that is 'not slutty' to you, then you have problems'. But I mean, I guess you can only see a lot of Mileena's tits instead of all of Mileena's tits.

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Oh please, pleease, pleeeeeaaase.

Looks like Sub Zero wins the first Kombat Kast of MK11 by default.

I'm in MI and while the "vortex" storm system brought the cold, it felt colder last week when no one was making a big deal out of anything.

I don't know what's worse. That I know I'm going to absolutely suck at every single aspect of this game... or the fact that I'm still going to shell out full price for it on release day anyway.

hanselthecaretaker:
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Oh please, pleease, pleeeeeaaase.

No.

Its stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

This meme must die in a fire.

Samtemdo8:

hanselthecaretaker:
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Oh please, pleease, pleeeeeaaase.

No.

Its stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

This meme must die in a fire.

So were friendships, babalities and animalities. Hopefully those all stay away too. Idk how the Shaggy thing ever got started, but it would be comical applying a violent twist to the character.

hanselthecaretaker:

Samtemdo8:

hanselthecaretaker:
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Oh please, pleease, pleeeeeaaase.

No.

Its stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

This meme must die in a fire.

So were friendships, babalities and animalities. Hopefully those all stay away too. Idk how the Shaggy thing ever got started, but it would be comical applying a violent twist to the character.

That was Mortal Kombat's own stupid at least.

I don't want stupid from outside sources.

As for the meme, some guy in a fighting game tournament mentioned it in jest while having a conversation about a topic.

hanselthecaretaker:

Samtemdo8:

hanselthecaretaker:
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Oh please, pleease, pleeeeeaaase.

No.

Its stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.

This meme must die in a fire.

So were friendships, babalities and animalities. Hopefully those all stay away too. Idk how the Shaggy thing ever got started, but it would be comical applying a violent twist to the character.

It is not that I want MK 100% serious, I just want the silly in it to be ya know, decent. I personally detest all the guest characters and wish they would go away. But I like the silly 'fatalities' that expand on each character's style/personality in a humorous way.

Jade

Kabal

I've missed them both.

I did some digging to see if Jax was confirmed... and I was inundated with Jax hate. Like... all over the place. What's the deal with that?

But more on the subject at hand, MK had a special place in my heart because it was a game I was objectively better than my cousin in. Then I got into more complicated games. Returning back to MK has been underwhelming. It just felt so stiff. Looking at the gameplay trailers, it doesn't seem to have changed from that. But I hope people have fun with it.

ObsidianJones:
I did some digging to see if Jax was confirmed... and I was inundated with Jax hate. Like... all over the place. What's the deal with that?

But more on the subject at hand, MK had a special place in my heart because it was a game I was objectively better than my cousin in. Then I got into more complicated games. Returning back to MK has been underwhelming. It just felt so stiff. Looking at the gameplay trailers, it doesn't seem to have changed from that. But I hope people have fun with it.

Jax support doesn't look that bad. Most people are probably too focused on Geras now anyways, who seems more intriguing than Jax ever was. Sonya's another that could've easily been retired now, along with Johnny Cage and Kano. But they'll all be back per the popular vote. I was hoping for Tremor but doubt he'll make it.

What was the last MK you played? I rather liked X's pacing and feel, but appreciate that they're going back to something less rushdown and pressure based to something more measured and tactical. I also think the main appeal goes far beyond the actual fighting mechanics, which are at the very least competently designed, holy grail of perfect balance be damned. It's the characters, storyline, and the fact it has a metric shitton of content that have helped maintain its popularity.

Plus what other fighting game franchise really looks and as importantly sounds this good.

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