History YMMV / MortalKombat9

26th Jun '17 8:28:43 PM DustSnitch
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* UnexpectedCharacter: The God of War, Kratos, appears as a playable character in a ''Mortal Kombat'' game.
24th Jun '17 9:12:16 AM neckinhalf
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* OlderThanTheyThink: People praise the game for innovating when it comes to single player content in a fighting game. This is despite that [[VideoGame/BlazBlue it]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros has]] [[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai happened]] [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear several]] [[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi times]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy before]]. Furthermore, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse this isn't the first time]] the ''MK'' franchise had a character-episodic Story Mode.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: People praise the game for innovating when it comes to single player content in a fighting game. This is despite that [[VideoGame/BlazBlue it]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros has]] [[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai happened]] [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear several]] [[VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi times]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy before]]. Furthermore, [[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse this isn't the first time]] the ''MK'' franchise had a character-episodic Story Mode. Even the much-maligned 3-D games (starting with Deception) had a story mode and some extra single player modes; it's just that no one was paying attention because the main gameplay was bad.
4th Jun '17 9:25:11 AM nombretomado
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9th May '17 11:12:04 AM AFreakyDude
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** Also, Stryker gained a lot of popularity in this game, due to his savvy personality and re-tweaked look. In light of the backstory he's given (described by Hardcore Gaming 101 as "the ''MK'' version of [[Film/DieHard John McClane]]"), it may even be argued this crosses over with TookALevelInBadass (especially considering how reviled he was back in ''[=MK3=]'').

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** Also, Stryker gained a lot of popularity in this game, due to his savvy personality and re-tweaked look. In light of the backstory he's given (described by Hardcore Gaming 101 as "the ''MK'' version of [[Film/DieHard John McClane]]"), it may even be argued this crosses over with TookALevelInBadass and RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap (especially considering how reviled he was back in ''[=MK3=]'').
31st Mar '17 7:13:06 PM CommanderAce
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** Freddy Krueger is notably voiceless and not based on Creator/RobertEnglund in his appearance. Fast-forward to ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' and Batman villain Scarecrow is reimagined as a Krueger-like being with Englund as his voice actor.
27th Mar '17 10:02:12 PM troperHearts
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** Challenge Tower #115 has players using [[CowboyCop Stryker]], voiced by Matthew Mercer. Said challenge is called, we shit you not, [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} High Noon]].
2nd Mar '17 10:57:52 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Raiden just stands and watches the Lin Kuei cyborgs abduct [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]]; that this comes ''after'' warning Cyrax against the Cyber Inititave & his saving [[spoiler:Smoke]] from that same fate makes it especially glaring. An argument could be made that [[spoiler:his inability to understand his message from the future ("He must win") could fall under this, as he keeps thinking that it means a specific combatant from Earthrealm, even after Liu Kang's victories over Shang Tsung & Shao Kahn didn't ward off Armageddon]]. In fact, Raiden from the original timeline could fall under this too, because [[spoiler:he could have very easily specified who the message "He must win" was referring to, though to be fair, he was just beaten up and about to be killed, so he must have had little time to clarify. That being said, "Kahn must win" uses the same number of syllables and is a hell of a lot less cryptic. He ended up as the [[Panthen/TheFallen God of the Trope]]]].

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** Raiden just stands and watches the Lin Kuei cyborgs abduct [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]]; that this comes ''after'' warning Cyrax against the Cyber Inititave & his saving [[spoiler:Smoke]] from that same fate makes it especially glaring. An argument could be made that [[spoiler:his inability to understand his message from the future ("He must win") could fall under this, as he keeps thinking that it means a specific combatant from Earthrealm, even after Liu Kang's victories over Shang Tsung & Shao Kahn didn't ward off Armageddon]]. In fact, Raiden from the original timeline could fall under this too, because [[spoiler:he could have very easily specified who the message "He must win" was referring to, though to be fair, he was just beaten up and about to be killed, so he must have had little time to clarify. That being said, "Kahn must win" uses the same number of syllables and is a hell of a lot less cryptic.cryptic (though it would probably have been even harder to convince others to follow him in that case). He ended up as the [[Panthen/TheFallen God of the Trope]]]].
2nd Mar '17 10:54:34 PM BackgroundGuy
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** To a lesser extent, the blatant {{Fanservice}} in all the costumes, especially the female ones. Some players don't care or like the skimpy outfits, while others feel it's too much of a good thing or undermines some important characters (Sonya's ludicrously impractical outfit is probably the best example of this). Some felt it was pushed ''so'' far Netherrealm should have just make a "Nude Kombat" mode and be done with it. Responding to these complaints is likely why the {{Fanservice}} and {{Stripperific}} details were ''severely'' toned-down for the next game.

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** To a lesser extent, the blatant {{Fanservice}} in all the costumes, especially the female ones. Some players don't care or like the skimpy outfits, while others feel it's too much of a good thing or undermines some important characters (Sonya's ludicrously impractical outfit is probably the best example of this). [[spoiler:Mileena's Flesh Pits costume unlocked by beating the Challenge Tower was another point of contention - not only did some feel it was taking things too far, but it's also a hugely underwhelming reward for such a mammoth task.]] Some felt it was pushed ''so'' far Netherrealm should have just make made a "Nude Kombat" mode and be been done with it. Responding to these complaints is likely why the {{Fanservice}} and {{Stripperific}} details were ''severely'' toned-down for the next game.
2nd Mar '17 10:50:11 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Challenge #300: You have any choice of character, but you must fight all three bosses (and Mileena) back-to-back with one health bar as they get bonuses up the wazoo. Partially subverted in that [[AntiFrustrationFeatures the game tones down the difficulty the more times you fail]] (one of the only times it does so).

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** Challenge #300: You have any choice of character, but you must fight all three bosses (and Mileena) back-to-back with one health bar as they get bonuses up the wazoo.wazoo while ''you'' are crippled constantly with disadvantages. Partially subverted in that [[AntiFrustrationFeatures the game tones down the difficulty the more times you fail]] (one of the only times it does so).
2nd Mar '17 10:47:31 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Johnny Cage wasn't a particularly popular character after the second game, likely due to {{Flanderization}} and his repeated dying and resurrection becoming a RunningGag, and even disliked by John Vogel, one of the writers for the games. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpdUbW_sjkQ A trailer for MK9]] poked fun at his reputation by having various Netherrealm employees insult the character. However, while MK9 ramps up his douchebaggery, it also plays up his JerkWithAHeartOfGold tendencies, and gives him some much needed CharacterDevelopment, while still retaining the traits his fans liked to begin with.

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** Johnny Cage wasn't a particularly popular character after the second game, likely due to {{Flanderization}} and his repeated dying and resurrection becoming a RunningGag, and even disliked by John Vogel, one of the writers for the games. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpdUbW_sjkQ A trailer for MK9]] poked fun at his reputation by having various Netherrealm employees insult the character. However, while MK9 ramps up his douchebaggery, it also plays up his JerkWithAHeartOfGold tendencies, and gives him some much needed CharacterDevelopment, while still retaining the traits his fans liked to begin with. The game also does away with any implication that he died and was resurrected at any point, something even the developers were lampooning as far back as ''Deadly Alliance''.
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