Man... I haven't played an MK since Trilogy and MK4. I've never owned one but I rented the games like hell on SNES. 1,2,3, Ultimate, and Trilogy on N64. I remember enjoying 4 too, as well as Sub Zero Mythologies or whatever, since Sub Zero was my favorite character next to Raiden. I've been meaning to check out the newer games and especially MK vs DC, but I'm looking for a good price.
Personally, it's really weird that I actually kinda like the series, I'm pretty sickened by gore and the old ultraviolence. I just can't stand seeing human beings in pain. I can watch scary movies, but slashers and stuff like Saw, Ichi the Killer, and even (maybe even especially) anime like Gantz just make me squeemish. Though, I guess in the old games it was ok with the sprites and all (and there was no innards and crap, just blood and bones really). Everyone always talks about how they wanted to try out all the fatalities when they were younger but I didn't do that as much. For me it was all about the Kodes!
I was pretty excited about the new game, until I saw the full video Kung Lao cutting someone in half with that hat sawblade of his... I'll just keep my eye on news from a distance
I'm interested to know who the other characters are. But my personal favorite Midway series has always been Gauntlet.. is that from the MK team? I always felt it was.. I want a new Gauntlet.. the last one was crap though.
I have always liked MK because of this dark sensation that the game always has, its a different flavor than all the other fighting games i play ( and i do play almost everything )
yeah, that's pretty much what I like about it too, the dark world and atmosphere, and a lot of the character designs (kung lao was always a favorite with his buzzsaw hat, even if he does use it to decapitate people).
also, uppercuts always felt real damn nice in MK... that better be retained in the new game.