Mortal Kombat in japan
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Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 11:14 AM EST
i always wonder:how do Japanese players sees the Mk franchise in Japan?they always prefer a "clear" no violent/bloody kind of fighting games....do they like the mk series?
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08/23/2006 11:19 AM EST
that's exactly what i always wanted to know. do they like it?or not. a lot of their games are more violent than mk, would be cool to know
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08/23/2006 11:28 AM EST
Because Japan = Competitive scene
MK = not competitive
so therefore MK = not good in Japan

and Japan>rest of the world
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 11:28 AM EST
I don't know about japanese people.
But Greeks love it.
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 11:32 AM EST
yes but i've never heard of japanese ppl playing MK.maybe for the violence?
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08/23/2006 11:35 AM EST
They are more used to games with an aloberate game-engine etc,... Like Tekken, etc etc.
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08/23/2006 11:37 AM EST
I don ́t think it ́s beucause of the violence.... it ́s because japanese people have prejudice against non-japanese games in general.

MK was never a big hit in Japan because it ́s foreign and they just think their games are better... some japaneses games are better, some are not... a lot of good american franchises exist nowadays and Mortal Kombat was always a good reason to buy a game. But unfortunately in Japan MK and things like XBOX aren ́t a hit just because they ́re american.
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 11:38 AM EST
well,but mk has a lot of eastern influence....real martial arts styles,deities names (raiden,fujin etc)i think that these could bring their attentions
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08/23/2006 11:41 AM EST
That ́s what I always thought too.

It ́s a heavily eastern influenced game but somehow it never made a huge influence in japan... I wonder why...
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08/23/2006 11:42 AM EST
Because MK sucks on a competitve level. They play Tekken, soul calibur, street fighter etc because they are not broken fighters.
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08/23/2006 11:51 AM EST
If MK was successful in Japan, we probably could've seen an MK anime by now.
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08/23/2006 11:58 AM EST
I would trade all of Namco fighters anyway for MK... I don ́t care if it ́s slower... it ́s way more fun to play than those Namco fighters (which look very beautiful but have stupid characters with no worthy storyline, that ́s what I think). MK is dark and that ́s what makes people choose it over the other games.

Street Fighter is my other favorite game, always a classic, but it ́s been 8 years without a sequel... so I guess I prefer MK nowadays cause at least they care about the fans by still doing something.

I think it ́s really a case of prejudice against non-jap games.
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:02 PM EST
hmm i don't know
but here in belgium we like it
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08/23/2006 12:04 PM EST
Here in Brazil we have a large fanbase... a lof of MK freaks around here! :D
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:05 PM EST
NIMHARD Wrote:
I would trade all of Namco fighters anyway for MK... I don ́t care if it ́s slower... it ́s way more fun to play than those Namco fighters (which look very beautiful but have stupid characters with no worthy storyline, that ́s what I think). MK is dark and that ́s what makes people choose it over the other games.

Street Fighter is my other favorite game, always a classic, but it ́s been 8 years without a sequel... so I guess I prefer MK nowadays cause at least they care about the fans by still doing something.

I think it ́s really a case of prejudice against non-jap games.


Japan doesn't care what you think. I posted the reason and thats the fact.
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:09 PM EST
MK crazy why you on this website if you hate MK so much.




1. mk is very competitive there are many tournaments a year.


2. namco while i do like the games the characters are just terrible.(cept nightmere)



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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:18 PM EST
Hey MK_KRAZY you ́re just being annoying here.

I ́m not saying that Japan hates MK because of what I think.

I just think that the reason I gave there is way closer to real than your reason.

GTA is not big on Japan, XBOX isn ́t big either.... because they ́re AMERICAN... and japanese people seem to think that their poop stinks better than the rest of the world in terms of technology.

Also, I agree with cosmothehound... MK is, in fact, very competitive.

And if you hate MK so much what are you doing here? Go play Tekken or Soul Calibur with those stupid characters who look like clowns just because it ́s more "balanced" and "competitive".
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:26 PM EST
Well, your reasons are good to prefer the MKTeam, but MK Krazy said the true...
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:30 PM EST
The japanese games are more balanced. I do agree with him on that.

But that ́s not the reason why japanese people boycott american games. Doom was never a success in there, Half-Life wasn ́t, Warcraft wasn ́t, Tomb Raider (not american but western) wasn ́t, GTA wasn ́t, Mortal Kombat wasn ́t, just because they ́re american.

There ́s an american RPG now which is an exception of that rule... I don ́t remember the name of the game, but the japanese gamers were asking for a translation and that was the first time it happened for an american RPG game to be succesful there. I ́ll search for this news and post them here. But it ́s not the way it works... they don ́t really care about what ́s going on here. The proof of it is that Mugen doesn ́t have a lot of western characters since they aren ́t popular over there (MK for example).
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:30 PM EST
This is in the wrong forum as it has nothing to do with MK:A. I will move this to Classic MK Games Discussion Forum.

*moves*
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:34 PM EST
cosmothehound Wrote:
MK crazy why you on this website if you hate MK so much.




1. mk is very competitive there are many tournaments a year.


2. namco while i do like the games the characters are just terrible.(cept nightmere)





I can't speak for MK_krazy, but I will say most of the older gamers here that are fans of other fighting games (like myself) currently dislike MK for what it's been since MKT - garbage. Early MK games I like because there was playability within the actual fighting game.

1.) False. The only MK game that is played competitvely in major gaming tournaments is UMK3.

2.) Matter of opinion.

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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 12:34 PM EST
I have heard Mk isn’t popular in Japan for 2 well known reasons:

1- As stated by MK Krazy, (as much as I love Mk) Mk is not as competitive as the other fighters that hold a deeper more powerful gameplay system.

2- Being a famous game created by North-Americans, well, they just don’t like it.

That’s what I have heard/seen in forums, etc.
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08/23/2006 12:45 PM EST
I have a friend who lives in japan ans she likes MK. though she told me in japan they like fast paced makes. soul calibu and tekken aren't really at the top in japan. they prefer games such a guilty gear which has a real fast fighting speed, also they like ames that have more thing that defy the laws of physics than blood and gore. furious
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 01:00 PM EST
From previous discussions, and what's been said here again, MK doesn't sound too popular in Japan.

Which always makes me wonder why the Playstation version of MK2 was specifically Japanese-only.

And why the Japanese Sega CD version of MK1 was called "Mortal Kombat: Complete"



I guess there is, or at least was, some demand back in the day.
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RE: Mortal Kombat in japan
08/23/2006 01:10 PM EST
Grand Theft Auto is one of the few American games that "crossed" the sea...