Favorite and Least Favorite MK9 Kharacter Designs
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05/27/2011 02:03 AM EST
List your favorite and least favorite updated character designs from MK2011. Also maybe list what changes you would have made to your least favorite designs.

Favorites

1. Sub-Zero (primary)
2. Noob Saibot (primary)
3. Ermac (alternate)
4. Sonya Blade (alternate)
5. Scorpion (both) If I could change one thing about his primary costume it would be the body suit. Looks to superhero-ish imho but other than that, I like it.

Least Favorite

1. Smoke (primary) His hair kills it.
2. Reptile (both) We need a human Reptile again. I remember seeing in the art book that came with the Kollectors Edition that had a concept for human reptile that would have been so cool.
3. Nightwolf (alternate) I know what they were going for with this look but it just feels outta place imho.
4. Kitana (both) I don't flat out hate her new look but the tiara on her primary outfit is really childish looking and her unmasked face has kind of a Michael Jackson look to it. She should have softer facial features.
5. Shao Kahn - Again I don't flat out hate his new look but compared to how he looked in the first trailer, I was very disappointed in his final design. He reminds me more of a barbarian in the new game rather than an asian warlord from previous games.

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05/27/2011 02:30 AM EST
Firstly - I dont like how all of the "ninja" characters have pretty much exactly the same outfit for primary and alt. Would have been nice for them to vary up the costumes and colours a little bit.

Even then this list is hard to do. Because I mean you have ones that are just awesome updates of what they had before (Kung Lao), you have the ones that dont look as good as they did in the DA/D/A era (Raiden) and you have the ones that only really need a little improvement (Sonya)

Least Favourite -
1) Kitana (Both) They are nearly there. after god knows how long they are nearly there. But this still looks bland.
2) Shao Kahn - (Reboot era) You know how he looks at the start of the game? Why doesn't he look like it? I can kinda see the point but it lacks something.
3) Smoke - (Primary) Its not the hair. Its just an ugly mismatch of the old MK ninja costumes.
4) Reptile - (Primary) Its not the mask but it just looks odd.
5) Sheeva - (Both) My beloved. After Armageddon I thought they would put the same amount of love and care in the outfits this time. I was wrong. Some black highlights and Mini Tit Covers. The hell?

Favourite
1) Scorpion - (Alt) Love it. Its a suit of armour.
2) Human Cyrax and Sektor - Both look awesome.
3) Shang Tsung - (Old man) Just looks great.
4) Sindel - (Both) First is a great update of the MK3 gear and the alt is great as a sort of Shao Sindel thing.
5) Liu Kang/Kung Lao/Johnny Cage.
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05/27/2011 03:50 AM EST
Hmmm....

Favorites:
Jade's primary(As close to beautiful as MK girls get... Shame about her mouth though, pretty eyes)

Mileena's alt(Not as good as Deception's primary, but it resembles the best costume she's had so far)

Mileena's primary(I hated this at first, too much flesh for my tastes and the hair is similar to that of a teenage girl in high school... But it's grown on me)

Sheeva's alt(She actually looks kinda pretty, I like her more feminine appearance overall in this game)

Scorpion's primary(First time I've ever liked his look. He just looks so sleek compared to the other "ninjas")


Least favorites:
Kitana, for the love of god, Kitana.... Her tiara and hair are silly looking, and the alt is without a doubt the worst costume in this game. The collar looks clownish and the big bag sleeves that somehow work with Mileena's make Kitana look dreadful.

Smoke's primary( I don't mind the hair, I prefer it to the hood of the others, but it really doesn't match the rest of his design at all.)

Sheeva's primary.... *sighs*

Sindel's primary(Such a wasted opportunity on her gigantic hair. Could have made her appearance truly menacing if it was large and tendril-ish)

Mileena's flesh pits(Stop removing her clothes little by little. In the next game the only thing she'll wear is pasties and pubes... Though, by the look of her costumes this time around, she's clean shaven... Because batshit insane she-children assassins always make sure to groom. Wouldn't want Baraka to have to pick his teeth. I'm stopping now, I swear.)
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05/27/2011 04:53 AM EST
Favorite = Mileena (alt), Sheeva (alt), Kano (alt), Cyrax (alt), Sindel (alt)

Least Favorite = Sektor (alt), Scorpion (alt), Kabal (prim), Kitana (alt), Quan Chi (Both)

WORSE = Skarlet. The mk team got lazy!
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05/27/2011 05:24 AM EST
Favourites: Sonya's primary, Mileena's primary & alternate

Least Favourite: Both of Kitana's and both of Reptile's.
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05/27/2011 05:43 AM EST
Least:

Raiden Primary
Scorpion Primary
Stryker Both
Smoke Primary
Sonya Both(Primary needs a shirt)
Jade Both (I like the primary, but it needs a backside)
Mileena Primary/Flesh Pits
Kintaro
Baraka Alternate
Sheeva Primary
Reptile Alternate
Quan Chi Primary(tired of this look)
Kabal Primary (Would be my favorite looks without the spikes, different helmet and the burned flesh)
Kitana Both
Sektor Primary
Cyrax Primary

Favorite:

Raiden Alternate
Liu Kang Both
Ermac Both
Scorpion Alternate
Sub-Zero Primary
Cyber Sub-Zero
Human Sektor
Human Cyrax
Skarlett Both
Motaro
Quan Chi Alternate

Meh at the rest.
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05/27/2011 06:01 AM EST
Favorite: Ermac primary

Least favorites: Raiden primary, Smoke primary (the hair), Quan Chi alternate, Kung Lao alternate, Liu Kang alternate, Sindel alternate
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05/27/2011 06:04 AM EST
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05/27/2011 07:33 AM EST
I'll keep it simple:

FAVORITE: Ermac (primary design)

LEAST FAVORITE: Sheeva (primary design)


* If Mileena's flesh pits "costume" counts as well, then that one takes the crown of the least favorite easily.

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05/27/2011 08:00 AM EST
Top 5 faves:
- Jade's main outfit.
- Smoke's main outfit.
- Ermac's alternate outfit.
- Mileena's main outfit.
- Cyber Sub-Zero.

Top 5 disliked:
- Scorpion's main outfit (overkill of unnecessary, cartoony details).
- Nightwolf's main outift (too boring).
- Sub-Zero's alternate outfit (looks good as Noob though).
- Sektor's alternate outfit (quite a big disappointment).
- Smoke's alternate outfit (not very innovative).
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05/27/2011 08:13 AM EST
Favourite :

- Skarlet
- Jade
- Mileena
- Noob Saibot
- Kabal


Least favourite :

- Nightwolf
- Reptile
- Scorpion
- Jax
- Raiden
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05/27/2011 08:21 AM EST
Favorites:

Jade's primary: She's perfect. Just what I would expect a hot ninja babe to be.

Shang's alternate: Old man Shang looks great, like always

both of Mileena's regular costumes: She's even more perfect than Jade. Her costumes fit her personality flawlessly.

Stryker: Much better than the fat ugly guy from MK3.

Raiden's primary: Just like I remember him in MK2. I just wish his projectile wasn't a fuzzy comet, and looked like actual electricity. I know they can do it because he has it in his win pose.

Least Favorites:

SMOKE'S PRIMARY: I tried to get used to the hair, I really did. But it's not gonna happen. Even though they wanted him to stand out, he does, in a bad way. All the ninjas look cool, he looks retarded. That's standing out all right. His alt isn't bad though, thankfully.

Kitana in both costumes: P1 has the wonky hair physics and strangely shaped skull, P2 is Michael Jackson with a ponytail. Seriously, WTF NRS?

Jade's alternate: What, did they find an ugly woman an put her in a green outfit and call her Jade? Cuz whoever she is, she sure ain't the same person as is wearing a mask as P1.

Sonya's primary: Uncanny, just uncanny. And the open vest just screams "We're trying too hard."

Sheeva: A real 3d model has helped her look better than MK3 at least, still, she looks like crap.

LIU KANG: While I'm thankful that we have an asian who actually looks asian, Kang looks nothing like he did in MK1 or 2. He doesn't really look like MK3 liu kang either, though the two are about equally ugly. Also, one guy in a review said the males all look like two rolled up carpets leaning against a petrol pump, and that is most certainly true. WTF is it about human anatomy that NRS doesn't understand? His and Cage's shoulders are WAYYYY too wide for their bodies. They look really weird and awkward.
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05/27/2011 09:21 AM EST
I keep seeing a general agreement with people between the votes for "worst" and "best" costumes in all these threads about designs/costumes. Almost everyone votes on the same.

My list has been updated:

Worst Designs:

* Kitana's: Both costumes. Clearly not her best appearance.

* Skarlet: Horrible and weak. Extremely disappointing look for a new character who was given so much hype and will be DLC.

* Noob Saibot's alt: Just because it's a copy/paste in black of Sub-Zero's.

* Sektor's Alt: He looks way too much like Shang Tsung.

* Quan Chi: There's just something very off and unfitting. He used to look superb and glorious back in MK4 and even MKM. What happened?

* Shang Tsung Primary: Very disappointing.

Best Designs:

I've got too many favorites just to pick one, but, like the majority, I agree that these are among the best:

* Sonya's glorious Alternate
* Ermac's Fantastic Alternate
* Noob's Primary
* Jax's Alternate
* Sindel's Primary
* Mileena's MKD Alt and Primary

* The 3 Cyborg's Primary
* Smoke Primary (that hair is badass)
* Barala's alt
* Kano's costumes
* Stryker's costumes
* Kitana's, Jade's, and Mileena's MKU Retro costumes

And many others.

I've got too many faves, but, these stand out the most from the top of my head.

Good but needed more improvement:

* Sheeva's: They are not horrible, but, they really do lack life and magic. Her secondary would be more appreciated if it didn't feel like a poor update of the primary or like a poor choice when compared to her MKA design.

* Sindel's alt: I've actually come to the conclusion that I'm not a big fan of Sindel's alternate costume. I don't ever choose it on the game and I feel that is because it feels like its lacking something. Also, the pony tail was a bad choice of a hair style for her.

* Jade's alt: Something is missing, but, that hair style was a bad choice for her. Feels unfitting and her facial features look nothing like the gorgeous Jade from MKD.

* Sonya's Primary: A freaking shirt under that vest would have made this costume one be on my "Best Costumes" list. She just needed a shirt. Like it is now, it feels unfitting and incomplete.

* Skarlet: Horrible and weak design.

* Kung Lao's Primary: Copy/paste of Shaolin Monks? Not fun.

* Reptile's: Both costumes were just unimpressive and underwhelming.

* Scorpion's alt: Weird and kind of ugly looking.

* Sub-Zero's Primary: So, here's the thing, he doesn't look bad at all. He just looks like something I've seen in the last 3 games already. Uninspired and kind of boring.

* Liu Kang's overall body design: Costumes are OK, but, his overall design is too big and strange.

* Johnny's alt: Its cool and all, but, could have been so much better after seeing those epic concept arts of him.
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05/27/2011 09:45 AM EST
Best:

Scorpion's Main

Nightwolf's Alt

Shang Tsung's Alt

Reptile's Alt

Baraka's Alt

Ermac's Main

Sub-Zero's Main



Worst:

Quan Chi (Both)

Cyber Sub-Zero

Ermac's Alt

Sub-Zero's Alt

Sonya Blade's Alt

Mileena's Third

Sheeva's Main

Kitana's Alt
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05/27/2011 09:46 AM EST
favorite

smoke (both)

ermac (alt)

liu (main)

cyborgs (all 3 of them)



hate

scarlet (alt)

quan chi (both)

mileena (flesh pits)

stryker (alt)
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05/27/2011 10:53 AM EST
Favorites*

Mileena alt looks nice I love it, i love kitana but seriously I woulda preferred a copy ad paste of mileenas alt than kitanas its just so off but I've gotten a bit used to it

Sub zero (alt)

Reptile (classic)

Kitana (classic)

Sindel (primary)

Least favorites*

Kitana (both) like I said love her been my favorite since mk 2 but this game just.... ew lol would have loved to see a shaolin monks outfit best look by far

Sonya (both) they both suck hate them with a passion but her alt I hate the most glasses look stupid to me and her in shorts just didn't do it for me at all

Skarlet (primary) like we don't have enough women running around in a bra and panties come on nrs somethings gotta give!

Reptile (primary) blah just blah

I guess that's it off the top of my head :]


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05/27/2011 01:59 PM EST
Favorite

- Scorpion Alt.
- Both of Ermac's
- Cyrax Alt.
- Kano primary
- Sub Zero primary
- Johnny Cage primary

Least Favorite

- Both of Kitana's
- Shao Kahn
- Kano Alt.
- Mileena 3rd Alt.
- Both of Sheeva's
- Cyber Sub Zero
- Kratos Alt.

everyone elses is good
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05/27/2011 02:54 PM EST
my personal least favorite of all is ermac's....he is so.....not-red lol
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05/27/2011 02:55 PM EST
Favorites Top 10:

10) Raiden (alt)
9) Kitana (both)
8) Baraka (primary)
7) Stryker (primary)
6) Johnny Cage (alt)
5) Liu Kang (alt)
4) Shang Tsung (alt)
3) Mileena (alt)
2) Sonya (Alt)
1) Sektor (alt)

Least Favorites Bottom 10:

10) Kung Lao (alt)
9) Jade (primary)
8) Jax (alt)
7) Cyrax (both)
6) Kabal (alt)
5) Shang Tsung (primary)
4) Cyber Sub Zero
3) Sheeva (primary)
2) Reptile (both)
1) Nightwolf (both)

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05/27/2011 04:55 PM EST
Fave: Sub-Zero (Classic) & (Alt.)/Noob Saibot (Alt.)

Least Fave: Smoke (Primary)
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05/27/2011 06:33 PM EST
Favorite but not my favorite character Scorpions Primary..looks like they spent some time on him...he's gotta have the most detailed costume out of every body...
Least favorite....Smoke's Primary and Reptile Period Changes for smoke..get rid of the hair...period...Reptile give him the human outfit that was rendered in the art book
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05/27/2011 08:35 PM EST
Fav's:
Mileena alternate, Kabal alternate, Sonya alternate, Sheeva alternate, Sindel alternate, Ermac alternate

Hate:
Kitana both, sonya primary, smoke primary,

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05/27/2011 09:12 PM EST
Best:
Jade's Primary
Johnny's Primary
Johnny's Alternate
Kano's Primary
Stryker's Alternate

Worst:
Kitana's Alternate
Kitana's Primary
Jade's Alternate
Mileena's Alternate
Ermac's Primary
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05/28/2011 08:23 PM EST
Best:
Noob's primary: awesome design, the hood adds to the feel of the undead warrior vibe
Sonya's alt: Awesome
Ermac's alt: i LOVE the design! especially the face mask.
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Worse:
Kung lao's alt: its booring, i would of preferred his MKDA look but it won't be possible with his ugly mexican mug tongue
Mileena's 3rd alt: i think she looks hotter with more clothes on grin i found it HILARIOUS that shang had enough time to paint her nails tongue
Reptile primary: yes he's a lizard we get it! why do you have to go all out and add claws and lizard feet to him?
Quan alt: its JUST a red shirt over his primary.. woooow! sleep
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05/28/2011 08:33 PM EST
If they could just fix the physics on Smoke's hair, it wouldn't be bad. I'm getting more used to it by the day, and overall I think Smoke looks great. I just don't like how it looks like Smoke is constantly standing in front of an electric fan.
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