Saturday, 25 June 2016

So I May Not Getting Mighty No. 9?!

At first, I wanted to get Mighty No. 9 because I was a fan of Megaman. I wanted a Megaman successor. I was excited about it. Then there was three years delay and what's the result? I really admit that looking at a FULL gameplay, I'm already thinking about NOT buying it. After looking at this review, I really think WTF! Really? Keiji Inafune what are you thinking?! I can agree with the reviewer of the whole point of playing Megaman.

I'd like to give my views on what I'm seeing based on the full gameplay. Pretty much uninspired, too much emphasis on scores. If I want to get a 2.5 platformer with a Megaman style, it's Megaman X8. The gameplay there was more interesting for a PS2 game. Although the game didn't have Keiji Inafune involved but it was a fun game nonetheless with all the rankings, combos and even if there's no score system, there's all the fun in doing combos and mini-games. SOMETHING that Mighty No. 9 doesn't have based on gameplay. So I'm going to play Megaman X8 all over again than get Mighty No. 9. Oh the disappointment was worse than Mortal Kombat X's cancellation for the seventh generation systems (PS3, XBox One). At least, Mortal Kombat X had BETTER reasons for cancellation and they released XL some time later for those who weren't able to immediately get the eighth generation consoles they're in. And looks like Tekken 7's delay will be more worth it!

Meanwhile, Inafune himself has said this one from the Playstation Lifestyle:

"You know, I want to word this in a way to explain some of the issues that come with trying to make a game of this size on multiple platforms. I’m kind of loath to say this because it’s going to sound like an excuse and I don’t want to make any excuses. I own all the problems that came with this game and if you want to hurl insults at me, it’s totally my fault. I’m the key creator. I will own that responsibility."

Monday, 20 June 2016

Mortal Kombat (2011) And Mortal Kombat X: What Went Right And What Went Wrong

With Tekken 7's delay which may just be a GOOD THING because by now a lot of Playstation 4s and X Box Ones have already been sold. Let's focus on the two games, Mortal Kombat (2011) and Mortal Kombat X which I'm using the Komplete Editions as box arts.

Mortal Kombat (2011)

Mortal Kombat (2011) was the reincarnation for the Mortal Kombat franchise which was long intended for the Playstation 3. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was released in 2008, two years after the PS4 and XBox One came out. But both games were planned right ahead of time to be for both systems which had a lot of proper planning. But I'd focus on Mortal Kombat (2011) for the first discussion.

The Playstation 4 and XBox One systems came out around 2006-2007 and Mortal Kombat (2011) came out in 2011. The game promised to go back to its roots while introducing new innovations and I felt like that unlike Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, the game's reincarnation which is seldom referred to as MK9 by fans. So one game was released two years after the release of the PS3 and XBox One while Mortal Kombat (2011) came out five years after those two systems were released. Were was the promotion done right? It was set for those systems and those only. The success of Mortal Kombat (2011) may have also come because by then, a lot of people already bought a PS3 and an XBox One. It may have caused the games to have a massive purchase. If more people already own the systems and you have a cool game, it's worth the wait.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

The Bizarre Father/Son Relationship Of Cyclops And Cable

Considering today is father's day, I thought of this rather bizarre incident between Cyclops and his son Cable. Cable is the son of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). Mr. Sinister assumed that if Cyclops and Jean Grey would have an offspring, that mutant would be powerful enough to defeat Apocalypse. It just happened that Jean Grey supposedly died and the Phoenix Force brought to life Mr. Sinister's failed experiment Madelyne Pryor making her more or less another Jean. This happened that Madelyne had now become more or less a "real person" capable of getting pregnant and that's what happened. It's most likely Cable was named Nathan by his birth mother because of Mr. Sinister's mental suggestion. Plus, Mr. Sinister's real name is Nathaniel Essex.

Apocalypse was awakened by the birth of this new powerful mutant. Having his bond with the Celestials, he may have felt it was his duty to get that child and test it. Apocalypse infected Nathan at birth with the techo-organic virus. During that time, Cyclops had no other choice but to give up his own son to the Askani. There was no choice but to let Nathan go into the distant future of the Askani in order to survive. Did the Marvel writers think that having a young son with Cyclops would make it hard to write a story? I can't tell what's in their minds. But regardless, this began a bizarre father/son relationship.