The problem with the premise here is that the legacy of these characters and their original, impactful portrayals have already been “sullied” and cheapened for decades by the machinations of capitalism and merchandising long before MK got enough cache to have them adapted as guest characters. It’s just another drop in… Read more
Re: Black female Nintendo characters — Chiming in that Kate Alen of F-Zero X in 1998 may take the “first” title here.
Oh stuff it. If you don’t like comedy wrestling, cool, but don’t pretend like it’s new or the biggest threat to wrestling being taken seriously and being “badass.” Decades have proven that there’s room for multiple styles, and an intelligent audience is capable of dealing with it.
Kidding aside, I imagine that the Z1 was originally conceived as a carrot for non-competitive users, so organizers either couldn’t make it free select due to technical reasons (tied to user profiles, etc.), or didn’t think to make it free select due to inexperience.
Your character’s specific mission premise is about the (supposed, at least) plague cure. Without knowing the specifics of how the plot progresses, the apparent themes, factions, inspirations, and atmosphere of the setting make it safe to assume that there’s broader politicking and aims going on, whether you (as in,… Read more
You also have to keep in mind that “main stage” inherently means you’re talking about thee top 8 or 16 of the total possible hundreds or 1,000+ player entrants in the game. It’s the best of the best, skill-wise. The variety is going to be naturally smaller. Read more
Correct. Matters of balance in fighting games are always about the player vs player aspect, as CPU-controlled characters will always run on exploitable patterns or down-right cheating until we have true A.I; plus, the longevity of fighters (at least, those in the vein of SF2) tends to be how they hold up versus other… Read more
- The “Asylum” skin name did strike me as an odd choice and they probably should’ve thought better of it. He was being held in a “secret government facility for years” due to the literally-unstable nature of his powers and inability to comprehend what was going on, so it probably was not a place outfitted to deal with… Read more
From my experience in the non-clown fiesta/role lock PTR queue, as limited as that is, I think he’s actually absolutely fine as-is for now. I feel like his abilities are all impactful, but have such aim/timing/game knowledge requirements that they don’t cover everything and make him OP. Read more
I mean...Lesnar was leaving with the title. For storyline purposes, Becky being incapacitated by End of Days—which is uber-protected, like you pointed out—left the fleeting hope that she might recover in time to help Seth, but it was for naught. Read more