Definitely try the demo out, if it’s something you can see yourself getting into and wanting to learn and get better at, then MK9 is for you.
I’m sure if you took the time to try the game you’ll find something you’ll love, the characters that started as simple palette swaps grew into iconic characters with tons of interesting stories. Check out the character vignettes on here they’re pretty amazing.
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People find pleasure in landing ultra combos, other find pleasure in nailing fatalities, some street fighter fans think they are gimmicky and stupid but to Mortal Kombat fans those are a blast to watch and perform, just like some MK harcore fans will think that street fighter supers and Ultras are unimaginative, boring.
I grew up with MK pretty much all around me, I’m from Morocco and there was no shortage of Mortal Kombat plenty of cabs and its popularity increasing daily, some of my most fond memories of Mortal Kombat was playing with friends who could perform fatalities they were gods to me.
Bottom line really, i love the characters, loved the universe from the start and after that everything falls into place. Try to find a character you like from the current roster learn their story try the demo and go from there.
I have to say it was hard to write hope it helps. Not easy translating your love towards a game into words. Fun fact it signed me off when i was writing this that’s how long it took.