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Screenshots of Mortal Kombat X's Tower!!!!!
Looking at Mortal Kombat X's Arcade Tower (I took the screenshots from here), I am getting a really very good impression. Here's what I think...
Here could be the topmost part of the tower with Shinnok as the big bad (looks like the initial non pre-order version may not have him playable except via DLC) and Goro is the sub-boss. Does not that sound like Mortal Kombat 4/Gold?
Looks like we have a "Choose your Destiny" here which originally took place in Mortal Kombat 3... these are screenshots of D'Vorah, Reptile and Erron Black. Apparently Erron Black has replaced the less popular Jarek.
Next that could be Kotal Kahn, Scorpion and Johnny Cage.
Looks like we get a view of how the tower descends in this game.
Tekken presents a rather ambiguous background between Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama which gives birth to their only son, Jin Kazama who looks a lot like Kazuya Mishima. So what we know based on canon is that they met in Tekken 2 and in Tekken 3 which happens 15 years later after the second game. Jin steps in revealing himself as Kazuya's son therefore Heihachi Mishima's grandson.
The only possible thing I can imagine is rape rather than consent because I doubt it Jun will ever fall for Kazuya in a million years. Namco hasn't really released an official word on that but with its T rating, a rape plot can always be added without making it obvious or detailed. I wouldn't think that Jun Kazama a WWWC officer would even consent to Kazuya so I thought, maybe in the middle of the second tournament or whatever, Kazuya may have banged her against her will (and I don't think her ending is canon either). She could love Jin, I mean some women who became single mothers becaus…
Having played Tekken as a kid though it wasn't really my favorite at first, I thought about how Jun was sort of my "crush", while Kazuya was my favorite character. Now I could talk about the two Kazama ladies...
Tekken 2 introduced the first Kazama member in Tekken. During the events of Tekken 2, Kazuya had taken over his father's place but had sank the Zaibatsu into what some say as a darker era. She was in charge of wildlife preservation, she went together with Lei Wulong to try and arrest Kazuya. Most likely, she might actually be the host to "Angel" as she is the one who visibly fight over for Kazuya's soul. She seeks to redeem Kazuya from the Devil within.
Although Time Force sticks to time as the theme but there are some differences we may want to point out...
While Timeranger had the year 3000 occupied by both aliens and humans living on Earth (and yes, Dolnero is NOT a mutant), Time Force has a unique deviation in its own way. Ransik the Time Force main villain is NOT an alien but a mutant born from a laboratory accident. The criminals that Time Force arrests are renegade mutants whose counterparts are aliens in Timeranger. Timeranger was more of an ancestor to Dekaranger and Power Rangers SPD. Time Force imo may have been inspired by X-Men as well with the mutant/human war and quite coincidentally, Faiz had the human vs. Orphnoch war as well. I hope producers at Toei will add a mutant vs. human war in Super Sentai after it was done in Kamen Rider Faiz.
Alex deviates greatly than Captain Ryuya who was that "I just want to live." type of character who can be debatable if he was a villain or not. I mean you can't h…
Power Rangers snobs need to face this fact: no Super Sentai means no Power Rangers! They might reply with, "But Saban took Super Sentai which is crap and made it legend!" to my face. But here's one question that I might ask to them, "Did you even bother to watch Super Sentai before you call it crap? Did you bother to do some comparison or are you just bitching out because one's in Japanese and your beloved show is in English?" The whole idea of taking "crap" and making it "legend" is something. If it were crap why did Super Sentai survive in spite of having some bad seasons? If it were crap then why is Super Sentai the longest running Tokusatsu series by Toei? If it were crap then why would it attract both Stan Lee and Haim Saban in two different occasions? That may be a few questions to ask the Power Rangers snobs assuming they can provide a good answer.
Here's what I'm just think about that the whole kingdom of these Power Ran…
Tekken also had some legacy characters. A legacy character is when a code name is passed from one person to another. Mortal Kombat had the name Sub-Zero passed between two brothers Kuai Liang and Bi Han. Robin's title was passed from one apprentice of Batman to another, as Dick Grayson ceased to be Robin and became Nightwing. Tekken had some legacy characters too.
King in Tekken. Tekken 1-2 had the first King who was the founder of an orphanage and the friendly rival of the first Armor King. King I was killed by Ogre. King II was some orphan who grew up in King's orphanage and became the second King. King II goes into Tekken 4 with a rivalry with Craig Marduk to avenge his master Armor King I. Tekken 5 somewhat ends his rivalry with Craig Marduk after he found out that revenge was not the answer.
Armor King is another legacy character. Armor King I appeared in Tekken 1-2 as a playable character. Sadly he was not playable in Tekken 3 but appeared in King II's ending. In Tek…
Power Rangers Samurai was so bad a season... no questions asked. The presence of Skull's son Spike (and possibly Bulk's nephew) had triggered me my wild imagination. It was also the source of my habit of mentioning Spike every time I wrote something about Rin Takanashi. What's really my own assumptions?
Let us consider what if Mako fought out-of-suit against a group of Nanashi. Spike was in vacation in Japan and he was ambushed by them. It just had me thinking that he happened to be saved by Mako... who is most likely a decade older than he is. Mako's probably 24 when he's 14... which makes an awkward match between them unless Spike was the one older. On the other hand, you might consider some of the dumbest stuff to happen between Spike and Mako.
Back in Tekken 2, it was a video game lie that Lei Wulong could use his gun (from his alternate costume) though that was just a myth. But like some video game lies, many of them ended up getting used to inspire later innovations.
Tekken 6 featured the Item Move list which if you equipped certain items to a certain character, you can do a certain move. Lei Wulong has to be equipped with the Police Jacket to fire his gun. In the Police Jacket, it's done by pressing Right Punch + Left Kick together. The effects are different, the move is hard to connect considering Tekken's primary focus are the use of real martial arts moves in science fiction.
Thanks a lot Namco for making that rumor a reality.
Sorry but no amount of eye candy can save a bad season!
So much for my hopes of decent revival with Saban... and it's two disappointing (or four) in a row. Power Rangers Samurai was mediocre, Power Rangers Megaforce is nothing more than a bad mish mash/hodge podge. So let's get stated shall we with problems with the show! I'll give my honest opinion to why I think the show is really bad and no amount of eye candy can save it!
Too MUCH MMPR milking.
It's already bad enough to get the MMPR theme rehashed and vandalized by the company that made it. You try to think that the show could have been good if you milk MMPR. Seriously what in the world are Mr. Krabs' current staff thinking?! Nothing wrong if they wanted another season of teenagers with attitude, JUST DO IT RIGHT.
Maybe Jake the Snake is the only one who feels original. On the other hand, Noah is an obvious Zack/Billy hybrid. Both Gia and Emma are failed versions of Kimberly in the long run. I would d…
For people who spent time watching the Uncanny X-Men cartoon series in the 90s, it might be a good memory but remember, the cartoons is basically sanitized from the brutal reality of Marvel Comics and there are many changes. For example, Juggernaut is NOT a mutant but a person whose powers are powered by the Cytorrak Crystal, Magneto's helmet guards him from Professor Xavier's telepathy in contrast to the cartoons and another one I might explain is Mr. Sinister.
Remember when Mr. Sinister was hit by a super strong optic blast? Now that was one super strong one that actually could rip Sinister but not kill him. Mr. Sinister was able to survive even after he was ripped apart, who knows, he may already have had an X-Gene even before Apocalypse placed him in the Celestials' machine! I just thought of one thing that Cyclops' optic blasts per se are not always that spectacular even if he's one great game character to play as.
Tekken's my favorite fighting game franchise or should I say one of them but what in the world is it with tossing members of the Mishima bloodline from off somewhere? Let's talk bout the incidents whether it's the canon storyline or the non-canon endings. Some of them are a reversal of what happened first.
What we could talk about first is Kazuya and Heihachi. It's revealed that Heihachi threw off Kazuya down a cliff to see if he can truly survive or if he also had the Devil Gene. In the first Tekken game it ended with Heihachi getting thrown from that same cliff. In Tekken 2, we have Heihachi throwing Kazuya into a volcano hoping to end the Devil Gene bloodline. In Tekken 7, Kazuya does the same thing to Heihachi for the sake of another revenge.
We can also see the non-canon endings tend to put the throwing off problem. If you finished the game with Heihachi in Tekken 3, his ending will show you throwing his grandson Jin off a helicopter. In Tekken 6, Heihachi's …