10 of 21 Stages revealed so far!!!!
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02/17/2019 07:00 AM EST
KotalKahn

Has the Mortal Kombat development team changed their stage designer?

All of these look great. But all of them look like they've put the fighters in a small room. I like to see stages with huge backdrops which show the world and tell a story.

Eg. The Pit, Sky Temple, Outworld Marketplace, Lin Kuei Palace, Dead Woods, Emperor's Courtyard.

I hope the rest of the maps aren't so claustrophobic.

It was done by design. Ed Boon in an interview said the stages gave been made smaller on purpose so that the fighters are closer to each other during the fight.

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02/17/2019 08:45 AM EST
xysion

It was done by design. Ed Boon in an interview said the stages gave been made smaller on purpose so that the fighters are closer to each other during the fight.

Oh that's not what I mean. You can still restrict the fight stage to keep players close, but have a huge back drop to the world.
I want to see the setting, not a very small closed off room.

For instance in MK-X Emperor's Courtyard you can see a huge backdrop of Kotal Kahn's statue, a big animal pulling down the statue of Shao Kahn, people working on the building, etc...

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RE: 10 of 21 Stages revealed so far!!!!
02/17/2019 10:44 AM EST
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KotalKahn

Has the Mortal Kombat development team changed their stage designer?

All of these look great. But all of them look like they've put the fighters in a small room. I like to see stages with huge backdrops which show the world and tell a story.

Eg. The Pit, Sky Temple, Outworld Marketplace, Lin Kuei Palace, Dead Woods, Emperor's Courtyard.

I hope the rest of the maps aren't so claustrophobic.

It was done by design. Ed Boon in an interview said the stages gave been made smaller on purpose so that the fighters are closer to each other during the fight.

Almost correct, the reason is so the characters are closer to the actual arena and more immersed. It definitely feels like the character is in the arena they are fighting. In MKX it was much more like the background was just that and I didn't feel the characters and arena were blending very well due to the distance and angle, which they have no worked on and it seems much better.

MKX was actually already pretty close compared to previous games. I actually hope they will have 1-2 arenas with some depth as they shouldn't have to go overboard with the up-close style, but I fear a stage like the Krossroads or a Lin Kuie temple with a mountain range in the background or something like the main menu in MK11 with the temple in the background and or floating structures.

I'll take these over MKX any day of the week, though I have to admit colour wise it's very similar as most stages are brown / grey / red. I don't see a stage so far that really pops, but in terms of realism, diversity and the angle I love them.

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03/09/2019 07:33 AM EST
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This is a screenshot of the story trailer. What do you think? Is this going to be a stage or is is just for cinematics? Looks like Netherrealm or something. Although the sky in the left corner... it might not? Maybe an "entrance" to Netherrealm?

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03/09/2019 09:30 AM EST

Whatever it is it looks awesome

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03/09/2019 10:24 AM EST
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One of several major complaints I had about MKX was 1) the lack of arenas 2) most arenas were uninspired. Thankfully, I am pleased with MK11 arenas that have been shown, so far. I have a fondness for Goro's corpse on his throne -- very reminiscent of Alien. My only complaint for MK11 arenas is we need more color variation. We have many more arenas to go, and I assume that will be remedied. I liked most arenas in MK9, mainly because they actually felt like a Mortal Kombat game. MKX felt too Injustice 1, or overall generic. I liked Outworld Marketplace, Kotal's Palace, and The Kove, though.

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03/09/2019 01:35 PM EST

I think those are also new stages from the story trailer.

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03/09/2019 03:02 PM EST
Randwulf

One of several major complaints I had about MKX was 1) the lack of arenas 2) most arenas were uninspired. Thankfully, I am pleased with MK11 arenas that have been shown, so far. I have a fondness for Goro's corpse on his throne -- very reminiscent of Alien. My only complaint for MK11 arenas is we need more color variation. We have many more arenas to go, and I assume that will be remedied. I liked most arenas in MK9, mainly because they actually felt like a Mortal Kombat game. MKX felt too Injustice 1, or overall generic. I liked Outworld Marketplace, Kotal's Palace, and The Kove, though.

Until you got to the MK3 Earthrealm arenas. Those were pretty dull.

I agree though, the levels are all just blending together for me due to the similar color pallet.

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03/09/2019 05:41 PM EST
yperdaimonios

I think those are also new stages from the story trailer.

That is the one where we knew there was a stage with a train. New in a way that we now see more of it.

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RE: 10 of 21 Stages revealed so far!!!!
03/09/2019 06:04 PM EST
yperdaimonios

This looks more like Kronika is showing Liu Kang and Kitana the new custom UI she designed for Garage Band.

It's actually a nice change from the usual Outworld and Netherrealm wastelands, bridges, and lairs. Hopefully it's a playable stage.