Hello, I am new to Shoryuken.com, my name is Mr. John CarMichael. I am an avid fighting game fan, and something has disturbed me greatly. The new Mortal Kombat. MK was always a very shallow fighter that relied only on blood and gore to succeed. The new MK game coming out disgusts me. It has very shallow gameplay, horrific animation quality, hit detection is dreadful, and once more, it relies on shock value to draw in fans. After talking to a poster on here who I know(Pherai), we both felt it would be a good idea for me to start a thread for people who wish to boycott this game.
There is no point in having another 2d fighter made by a company that isn’t Capcom. Japanese companies are the only ones capable of making a solid fighting game, Americans are incapable of this. MK9 is horrible, I can just tell by watching the videos and the game’s track record so far. Also something Pherai said made a lot of sense, blood and gore have absolutely no place in fighting games, period. Hit sparks are needed for hit confirm, the way MK does things, there is no way to hit confirm. It also just looks silly and juvenile. Why would anyone want to play a fighting game full of absurd levels of extreme violence?
Please join me in boycotting this game. I refuse to play a fighting game unless it was made by Japan, they’re the only ones who can create well designed combat mechanics. Americans should stick to shooters, it’s what they are good at.