When developing Mortal Kombat 9, NetherRealm Studios did a lot of things to add extra pizzazz to their fighting game franchise. They made the story mode more narrative-driven, animations more detailed, and packed more modes into the game than fans could ever want.
Amidst all the bigger changes, though, NetherRealm also added some fun intro poses for each of their fighters. So, rather than simply standing still pre-fight, each character would throw a little trash talk their opponents’ way.
With Mortal Kombat X, NetherRealm took that concept a step further, by including character-specific intro dialogue. Instead of the same dialogue repeating over and over, the fighters would actually say something completely different based on whom they were fighting. Even when the same two fighters were up against each other, NetherRealm found ways to make those intros entertaining.
With that in mind, YouTube creator Maximilian Dood has released a Mortal Kombat X intro parody video that builds off that same idea. The video features the series’ most iconic fighters, Scorpion and Sub-Zero, right before kombat. However, rather than intense pre-fight showdowns the Mortal Kombat X intro parody video features some clever quips.
While some of Maximilian Dood’s jokes certainly fall flat, there are some clever ones as well. For example, many Mortal Kombat fans criticize Scorpion for being a “cheap” character whose move set is perfect for beginners and cause frustration for higher-level players.
The video also makes some playful jabs at Mortal Kombat X’s online inconsistencies, specifically the prevalence of lag during some multiplayer matches. Granted, Mortal Kombat X’s online problems are far less prominent than Mortal Kombat 9’s, but PC players in particular noted some troubling issues.
We also would be remiss if we didn’t mention the joke about Sub Zero’s solo game, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero. While younger gamers might not remember Mythologies, those older MK fans know the game all too well. Packed with a ton of awful FMV and some frustrating animations, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub Zero proved that the series should stick to numbered fighting games.
Although Mortal Kombat X’s intro dialogue isn’t as self-aware as this, NetherRealm Studios still did a great job of going beyond the basic pre-fight poses. And who knows, maybe they will take a page from Maximilian Dood’s book for Mortal Kombat 11.
What do you think of the Mortal Kombat intro parody video?
Mortal Kombat X is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A PS3 and Xbox 360 release is slated for this summer.
Source: Maximilian Dood