History Headscratchers / MortalKombat9

14th May '17 12:24:53 AM MadAnthony94
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*** From the synopsis on Wikipedia:

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*** From the MK3 synopsis on Wikipedia:
14th May '17 12:24:31 AM MadAnthony94
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*** From the synopsis on Wikipedia:
-->''...his Shadow Priests, led by Shang Tsung, revive his former Queen Sindel, who unexpectedly died at a young age. However, she would not be revived in the Outworld, but in Earthrealm. This would allow Shao Kahn to cross the boundary lines and reclaim his queen''
10th Apr '17 5:56:11 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Sonya likely backed out at Raiden's insistence on having Liu Kang win the Tournament, believing Liu Kang is "he [who] must win". Besides, she wasn't there to save the world, as much as she would have liked to... she was just there to kill Kano.
9th Apr '17 10:23:08 PM BackgroundGuy
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** I imagine there's a lot of fighting with {{mooks}} or {{red shirt}}s that we don't get to see. Remember how in the 1995 movie they had Liu Kang and Sub-Zero battle generic opponents? Maybe there are a lot of those hanging around. This might be a competition to which only the best of the best are invited, but they can invite as many of the absolute best as they want, which means they can invite lots of guys who won't make it very far just to fulfill the "Tournament" idea. These extra dudes might be good or bad, but either way, they're as good as dead.
9th Apr '17 10:20:01 PM BackgroundGuy
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** I imagine there's a lot of fighting with {{mooks}} or {{red shirt}}s that we don't get to see. Remember how in the 1995 movie they had Liu Kang and Sub-Zero battle generic opponents? Maybe there are a lot of those hanging around. This might be a competition to which only the best of the best are invited, but they can invite as many of the absolute best as they want, which means they can invite lots of guys who won't make it very far just to fulfill the "Tournament" idea. These extra dudes might be good or bad, but either way, they're as good as dead.
7th Apr '17 2:14:06 AM BackgroundGuy
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** No, I'm afraid it's not. First, that's not how most people buy games. One in a million might, but most such people would be collectors anyway. Secondly, the point of all that extra content was to attract people who bought a Vita, regardless of how many people actually did (not a whole lot, for the record). Releasing those costumes to other versions devalues this one. It wasn't to get people to buy multiple versions of the same game. That's not how game industry employees think. Finally, most people just don't care enough about that sort of thing, regardless of whether they have the money to spring for it. The few who would don't collectively offer enough money to get the developer to do it.
4th Apr '17 6:50:13 AM otaking3582
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*** But would they want those costumes badly enough to spring for another version of the game, regardless of other costs? Further, if you have the Vita version, with all the extra stuff it has (including the costumes), why would you still have, let alone play, any other? I could understand wanting the costumes as DLC, but from the sound of it you're already making the case that they have nothing to lose in doing so ''because'' people would want to buy both versions since the Vita version came after and has a bunch of extra stuff to sweeten the deal even further. That makes no sense to me.

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*** But would they want those costumes badly enough to spring for another version of the game, regardless of other costs? Further, if you have the Vita version, with all the extra stuff it has (including the costumes), why would you still have, let alone play, any other? I could understand wanting the costumes as DLC, but from the sound of it you're already making the case that they have nothing to lose in doing so ''because'' people would want to buy both versions since the Vita version came after and has a bunch of extra stuff to sweeten the deal even further. That makes no sense to me.me.
*** Even if one has the Vita version, most people still like having the home console release of a fighting game for several reasons (arcade fight-stick support, better graphics, ability to play local multiplayer without both people needing the same system, etc.) And considering the fact that people in fighting game tournaments (which always use the home console version of a game) like having alternate skins and palettes to differentiate themselves from their opponents, it would make sense that they would like having more costume options.
3rd Apr '17 1:02:55 AM BackgroundGuy
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* Why couldn't the original Sub-Zero beat Scorpion during Shang Tsung's tournament? He had already beaten him in the Netherrealm while he was a spectre/revenant, so even with the power-up of being undead he was still no match for him. What, did Scorpion just get a few lucky rolls on his critical hits?

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* %%* Why couldn't the original Sub-Zero beat Scorpion during Shang Tsung's tournament? He had already beaten him in the Netherrealm while he was a spectre/revenant, so even with the power-up of being undead he was still no match for him. What, did Scorpion just get a few lucky rolls on his critical hits?
1st Apr '17 9:29:40 PM BackgroundGuy
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*** This troper is mostly speaking in terms of those who already had a Vita plus another system to begin with. Those who want these extra costumes but can't afford / don't want a Vita would want them as DLC for the PC / console versions even more.

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*** This troper is mostly speaking in terms of those who already had a Vita plus another system to begin with. Those who want these extra costumes but can't afford / don't want a Vita would want them as DLC for the PC / console versions even more.more.
****But would they want those costumes badly enough to spring for another version of the game, regardless of other costs? Further, if you have the Vita version, with all the extra stuff it has (including the costumes), why would you still have, let alone play, any other? I could understand wanting the costumes as DLC, but from the sound of it you're already making the case that they have nothing to lose in doing so ''because'' people would want to buy both versions since the Vita version came after and has a bunch of extra stuff to sweeten the deal even further. That makes no sense to me.
30th Mar '17 6:35:04 AM otaking3582
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** That depends on you having a deep enough pocketbook to spring for not just another game but another console altogether. Not only that, but speaking as an Xbox gamer, the Vita version is totally useless to people like me because to unlock this stuff in the Vita version you have to do everything all over again. Why would we buy multiple versions of the same game if there's no way to share progress between them? Of all the possible added perks, that one is a must.

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** That depends on you having a deep enough pocketbook to spring for not just another game but another console altogether. Not only that, but speaking as an Xbox gamer, the Vita version is totally useless to people like me because to unlock this stuff in the Vita version you have to do everything all over again. Why would we buy multiple versions of the same game if there's no way to share progress between them? Of all the possible added perks, that one is a must.must.
*** This troper is mostly speaking in terms of those who already had a Vita plus another system to begin with. Those who want these extra costumes but can't afford / don't want a Vita would want them as DLC for the PC / console versions even more.
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