My Speculation Why Goro is DLC Only In Mortal Kombat X!
Goro is back and he's playable (via download) in Mortal Kombat X! Now some people are saying, "Ed Boon caught Corporate Commander's disease!" when he made Goro DLC only. Back in Mortal Kombat (2011), Goro was playable in Level 150 of the Challenge Tower and he can't jump and he was an incomplete character... but he was very hugely damaging. Now let's go back to some Goro gameplay in the past.
Now do you remember Mortal Kombat Trilogy when you could play as Goro in Playstation 1/Sega Saturn/PC versions? Goro was super cheap as a character but not as cheap as Kintaro (who can teleport stomp) while he didn't but he did render huge damage. Motaro and Shao Kahn were also playable with super huge damage. However in Mortal Kombat 4/Gold, Goro was basically powered down that while he was still a tough opponent, he wasn't all that tough nor were his damage points that big. He wasn't all that difficult to defeat in Armageddon neither was his damage also that big.
Here's a video from IGN that explains "How To Counter Goro". Looking at Goro's gameplay in Mortal Kombat X, he does look intimidating and... he might just be the easily most spammable character in the game. He might not be as powerful as Corrupted Shinnok (who may not become even DLC at all considering he's far more powerful) but Goro may still pack quite a punch compared to the Mortal Kombat 4/Gold version of Goro.
What do you think?