John Tobias - is he back?
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RE: John Tobias - is he back?
06/13/2010 11:52 PM EDT
RazorsEdge701 Wrote:

And I'm certain I've read or heard Ed say somewhere that he and Tobias are still friends and have lunch together once in a while and stuff like that.

Yep. Boon confirmed that on the twitter.
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RE: John Tobias - is he back?
06/14/2010 06:00 AM EDT
MK was at it's best when Tobias was around.
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RE: John Tobias - is he back?
06/14/2010 07:46 AM EDT
I saw MK3 as the beginning of the end of Mortal Kombat's reign...

It wouldn't hurt if Tobias came back, as long as he comes with fresh ideas. Somebody needs to restore order to the cluster fuck endings and (the lack of) biographies from MKA.
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RE: John Tobias - is he back?
06/14/2010 02:45 PM EDT
Oh, this just begs me to tear into...

Half of this is for fun...

Here is my take: on hindsight, I consider MK2 the least innovative about the new characters (1 secret character ported from Mk1, 2 copypasta female ninjas who are throwbacks to the male ones... Kung Lao, Jax, Baraka, that is it). Those characters at least looked and played out in tone with the series.

MK3 was like flossing with razor wire. Spandex everywhere, character movements reminded of motor fuction impaired mental patients, and worst of all: undead big-wig drag queen, Two motorbike riders with plastic Predator knockoff stuff haging from spandex, Mr. Doughnut who was tolerable (I mean Sonya was visually more impaired compared to Stryker in the gym queen outfit), Sheeva was okay I guess, Elephant-Man / Sewage Treatment Team from 1890 Kabal, mystic indian in DISCO getup.

Then came the faceplant: Shao Kahn is essentially invading Earth on the premise of having nookie with his dead wife. Suddenly the Elder Gods are pro-Kahn (possibly going republican too!): invasion is bad, mmkay? Invading and depopulating the Earth with soulsucking while trying to get some, A-OK!

Stryker took the place what Cage left, I.E. the everyman (even moreso Every, as he cannot throw globs of green residual plasma, and cannot do a split thanks to cardiac impairment via doughnuts). Not much o a story, and then came Trilogy. And everybody was kung-fu fighting. And it was extremely ludicruous.

MK4 brought us, well.... Kai was supposed to be an agile subboss, but screw that, people want probably Goro. Good idea jossed. We have Kano 2 in the cast of Jarek who.... well, pretty much fights for th good guys and waves around his arms as he breathes. Reiko is so mysterious that we shouldn't even know about anything,.... aside him being a cleptomaniac with stealing Shang's MK3 eyeliners, the ninja garbs from all the ninjas to induce chromatic purpleness and Kahn's helmet and gloves. And this is supposed to be a general. More like a Hungarian Socialist Prime-minister to me.

We have Tanya, the lovechild of Baked Kitana and Starscream. Though she got better somewhat by beiung vague in MKD. Shinnok who is the Elder God of Getting Imprisoned and Robbed apparently, and who cannot identify a relic's copy despite being made from or at the least by him. Way to go Quan Chi (only good addition in MK4 imo, and just because of his sickass humour and crazy voice). And then we have Cage knocked in the head by grocery thrown by Arnold. Yay? Fujin...who is pretty much Kung Lao in everything aside hair color and being divine....

And retcons. We had retcons. So many retcons...

Bottom line, no Tobias. Started off good, but where he would take this series is something I would not speculate upon.
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RE: John Tobias - is he back?
06/15/2010 04:03 AM EDT
Chrome Wrote:

MK3 was like flossing with razor wire. Spandex everywhere, character movements reminded of motor fuction impaired mental patients, and worst of all: undead big-wig drag queen, Two motorbike riders with plastic Predator knockoff stuff haging from spandex, Mr. Doughnut who was tolerable (I mean Sonya was visually more impaired compared to Stryker in the gym queen outfit), Sheeva was okay I guess, Elephant-Man / Sewage Treatment Team from 1890 Kabal, mystic indian in DISCO getup.


I know this was intended to sound negative, but you honestly just reminded me how much I love MK3.


We have Tanya, the lovechild of Baked Kitana and Starscream.


I'm not a doctor (or was I), but I'm pretty sure that women and transformers can't have babies.

but where he would take this series is something I would not speculate upon.


Maybe you should, since you don't seem too high on the current direction either.

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