Sunday, 19 April 2015

Mortal Kombat X: My Expectation vs. Reality!

So I'm hoping to get this game soon.  So here's what I thought.  I had a series of expectations that came along the way that didn't match with reality:

I expected Mortal Kombat X to be heavily based on Mortal Kombat 4.  However, it turned out that the story spanned a total of 25 years.  I expected lots of MK4/Gold cast members to return but it turned out that Cyrax, Baraka (might be DLC though), Reiko (he was only in the comics), Jarek (good thing Kano is in his place), Tanya (she will be DLC), Kai and Fujin aren't in the regular roster.

When Kotal Kahn first appeared, I assumed he might either be the main boss or the sub-boss.  My reasons were he just freaking looks like Ogre in Tekken right?  When I first saw Kotal Kahn, I thought he would be either the main villain, sub-boss (considering he freaking sliced off Goro's four arms) and because he's the new emperor of Outworld, that he'd surely be the sub-boss.  However he is demoted to the position of regular fighter instead like how Ogre was dealt with in the Tekken Tag Tournament games.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

MMPR's First 40 Episodes: More Rewatchable Than Megaforce For Me!

I thought that while Megaforce really mega-disappointed me, I can still rewatch MMPR's first 40 episodes, even if Bulk and Skull are there (they're useless) but here's some reasons why I can still rewatch MMPR:

MMPR has a better main cast.  Now MMPR may not be the best acting but hey they can act.  While I'd admit that the Zyuranger cast were mostly better but the miles are very short.  There's even a better mix of characters whether you like it or not.  Trini's not a stuck up bitch even if she's badass, Jason isn't robotic, okay Billy's nerdy but he was my first favorite, Walter Jones can act Zack well... not spectacular acting but it's passable.  My bias is only though I think Amy Jo Johnson can act better than Reiko Chiba.  Just a minor bias actually. ;)

Comparison between Kimberly and Emma is VERY LAME and FORCED.  Yeah, that was bad writing and as I said, I freaking dislike Emma.  Even if eveyr body wants her, Kimberly doesn't have that head bitch in charge attitude though she could do something about her being too blunt.  Kimberly is sweet, Emma isn't.

Again, I currently dislike/have a neutral stance on Power Rangers but it doesn't mean I won't rewatch the old school right?

Friday, 17 April 2015

Translating Mortal Kombat's Japanese Names Into Chinese

What I find weird in Mortal Kombat is that although the game is usually based on Taoist/Buddhist concepts, the names of some characters are in Japanese.  So here's what I hope would be help to how their names are in Chinese:

Raiden's name (雷電) in Chinese would be Lei Dian.  However I would have preferred him to be named Lei Gong, after the Taoist god of thunder.

Fujin's name (風神) would be Feng Shen (Wind God).  There is also a Taoist temple in real life called Tainan Fengshen Temple.

Jinsei (人生) would be Ren Sheng or human nature.  This may also be viewed as Qi in Taoism.