Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Mortal Kombat X And Some Throwbacks!

While I won't be able to play this game anytime soon (BOOOOO to circumstances), I felt like writing about some crazy stuff that you might want to think:

1.) The game takes place twenty years after the reincarnation of the Mortal Kombat franchise.  What's amazing also is that the Mortal Kombat movie turned 20 this year together with Johnny Cage is now as old as his actor, Linden Ashby as both are in their 50s.  The fact Cassie is the daughter of Johnny and Sonya, Jacqui is Jax's daughter and Takeda is Kenshi's son proves how fast time has gone.

2.) Like Tekken 3, it does take a generation jump or something.  Tekken 3 takes place 19 years after Tekken 2 and Mortal Kombat X takes place 20 years after the game's reincarnation.  What might be an amazing thing to know is that both games have Kotal Kahn and Ogre.  I wasn't all too surprised that Kotal Kahn looks like Ogre, complete with the Aztec theme.  I wouldn't be surprised to find out if Kotal Kahn is really Onaga's reincarnation.

3.) Even if Mortal Kombat X is pretty much on DC Comics, there's a lot of Marvel Comics similarities to it.  Is Warner Bros. trying to buy Marvel?  Hopefully!  I always thought of everything that felt like it was an Avengers rehash... Kung Jin is Hawkeye, Takeda would be Dragon Fist, Cassie would be Black Widow and Jacqui would be Danielle Cage.  You might also observe how Special Forces is SHIELD, Scorpion is Ghost Rider, Quan Chi is Mephisto and the rivalry of Raiden and Shinnok is like Thor and Loki.  Both Shinnok and Loki were soon beheaded by their rivals and kept alive as living heads.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Megaman Legends' "Reporter" and Megaman X8

I always thought of these two annoying minor characters who I thought were essentially one and the same.  If you consider that while Megaman and Megaman X are essentially the same universe, Megaman Legends may not happen in the same universe.

When I first played the Megaman Legends series thinking it was the same Blue Bomber (when it isn't and Megaman Legends 2 proves it), I thought that one SUPER annoying character.  In Megaman Legends' first game, there's that mission where you must save the City Hall from destruction, something I sucked at in the first game.  So what was so distracting was that while you were playing the the City Hall mission, she interrupts your gameplay with stuff like, "The City Hall is catching on fire." which interrupts your gameplay while you beat the bad guys.  Gotta admit, I really kept firing at her every time you were in an area where you could use your weapons... but it doesn't harm her.  Fortunately she did not make it into the second Megaman Legends game except as a cameo.  

Megaman X5 a game which came after Megaman Legends but before Megaman Legends 2 was really annoying.  What makes her so annoying is that you had to undergo the SAME messages and you cannot skip them.  I remembered the joke I made that after I got Megaman X5's rather stupid ending, Megaman X mentions he will make "Elysium", that Alia became Kattlelox TV's reporter though the idea just sounds impossible right?  I always felt like smashing her circuits for good.  Fortunately, Megaman X6 fixed that awful glitch even if Keiji Inafune wasn't involved.  Megaman X5 for me was a weaker sequel to the awesome Megaman X4 no thanks to her.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Shinnok's Some Pathetic Excuse For A Villain Huh?!

Even if I won't be playing Mortal Kombat X anytime soon (no thanks to sudden cancellation probably due to technical issues) but I'll admit that as a spoiler addict, Shinnok is really one pathetic excuse for a villain.  So really, he's supposedly a fallen Elder God but ends up becoming like Marvel's Loki - he rivals the thunder god, he's a trickster and when I look at his costume WTF he really looks like a clown!  Besides, one cannot deny that he's probably the worst Mortal Kombat villain either.

Whether it was the first timeline or the second timeline (the franchise got reincarnated last 2011), I cannot deny that Shinnok is better called as Stupidok or whatever.  Okay he does have a cunning side but apparently, he's more of a childish prankster than a real fallen Elder God.  Like Loki in Marvel Comics, he fights Raiden who is Mortal Kombat's counterpart for Thor.  The whole issue was he was banished by Raiden a lower god perhaps in a game of tricks.  So really, what was he planning to do with Earth?  Make it his playground like Loki does in Marvel Comics?