Mortal Kombat X: Somewhat Predictable, Somewhat Not Predictable!

Yes Mortal Kombat X will be released on April 14, 2015 for the PS4 and XBox One while I'll have to wait for summer to get the PS3 version.  On the other hand, I felt like I should write this rambling on Mortal Kombat X's predictable vs. unpredictable side.

The predictable stuff for Mortal Kombat X:

Liu Kang had joined Shinnok's Army.  In Mortal Kombat 2011, Liu Kang was electrocuted by Raiden's carelessness.  Now he is part of Shinnok's Army as an undead together with all those whom Quan Chi turned into zombies.

Shinnok is the main villain and is responsible for most of the events.  The ending in Mortal Kombat 2011 easily gave out the main villain.  He masterminded all the events such as the deaths of the heroes (so he can use them as his undead warriors) and now is leading a war against the Elder Gods.

Goro is the sub-boss of Mortal Kombat X.  Goro was the sub-boss of Mortal Kombat 4/Gold and so it's not surprising Goro is the sub-boss of the upcoming game.  He will be playable via DLC or pre-order for the time being.  I'm glad Goro will be playable, have fatalities and you can also perform a fatality on him.  I had a feud with him ever since the first game!

The Outworld Civil War is no surprise.  I mean, Shao Kahn was defeated by the Elder Gods so... there has to be a war for the throne right?  I'm not surprised that Kotal Kahn looks like... Ogre in Tekken 3!

What was not predictable for me:

The game taking place 25 years later with a new generation of characters.  While it's predicable that Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade had a child together, but the arrival of Kung Jin, Jacqueline Briggs and Takeshi Takeda was very new.

The non-appearance of Cyrax, Baraka (perhaps DLC), Reiko, Jarek (never cared about him), Tanya (only DLC), Kai and Fujin aren't part of the regular roster.   Hopefully Baraka will be included but I really hate the whole Reiko/Mileena relationship of convenience.  I mean, Baraka and Mileena are the best couple ever for MK!  Instead, we have Erron Black who may have taken Jarek's place.

The character Ferra/Torr for me is a new concept in Mortal Kombat.  While Torr is the main player, he has Ferra on his back.

Mortal Kombat X would take a concept similar to Ogre/True Ogre considering that Kotal LOOKS LIKE Ogre.  After Shinnok is defeated, he will mutate into the deadly Corrupted Shinnok who freaking looks like Inferno in Soul Calibur!


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