Time for a Prequel?
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Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 02:36 PM EST
With the MK story pretty much botched this type around, is it time to do what all franchises do and move to a prequel ? I was thinking around the time where The Dragon King is poisoned by Shao Kahn,followed by Shao's Kahns invasion of Edenia finishing with Goro defeating Kung Lao. It's pretty easy to include the the regulars, just do what they did in this game and make the great forefathers of sub zeros and scorpions.
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04/22/2015 02:47 PM EST
As a fan of the lore and history of Mortal Kombat, I'd love to see them go in the past.

As far as if it's a good idea.... well if they shoe-horn current movesets into ancestors it'll just be a mess. Kung Lao with a moveset that doesn't resemble Kung Lao will confuse the average player(or giving him a hat for some reason). They'll either need to create a lot of new characters(MK fans are scared of new characters if there's too much of them) or create duplicates like the first man using the Sub-Zero name, the leader of the Shiray Ryu that likes to use spears, etc.

I'd prefer a special DLC with 4 characters from the past in a current game. Great Kung Lao is long overdue to be playable.
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04/22/2015 02:53 PM EST
Prequels are almost always a bad idea. I wouldn't mind a chapter of story mode set in the distant past or something, though.

But I like the new story, sooo.
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04/22/2015 03:08 PM EST
Interesting... a potential roster could be:

1: Reiko
2: Fujin
3: Shang Tsung
4: Kitana
5: Bo Rai Cho
7: Raiden
8: Tanya
9: Rain
10: Reptile
11: Baraka
12: Quan Chi

Newcomers
1: Great Kung Lao (Based off Liu Kang)
2: Mediterranean Warrior (Based off Johnny Cage)
3: Kotal Ketz
4: Original Scorpion
5: Original Sub-Zero
6: Female Sento wielder
7: Great Kung Lao lover (Chakram ninja based on Kung Lao)
8: Bandit (Based on Johnny Cage)
9: Woman disguised as a male(Based on Sonya)
10: Jax replacement
11: Oni
12: Edenian
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 03:26 PM EST
Anyone remember when Mortal Kombat was about a fighting tournament?
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04/22/2015 03:32 PM EST
Id buy a prequel game. Idk if we will ever get an actual prequel, but its fun to imagine what could be lol
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 03:35 PM EST
ImperatrixSindel Wrote:

But I like the new story, sooo.


So do I tbh. I'd actually be more excited to see what's next instead of journeying back into what we already know just so they can retcon the shit out if it again, creating a massive windstorm of confusion.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 03:36 PM EST
soldatmesteren Wrote:
Anyone remember when Mortal Kombat was about a fighting tournament?


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04/22/2015 03:42 PM EST
A prequel game would be nice but now is not the time. They already planted story seeds for the next game, PLUS they introduced this new generation of fighters. It would be incredibly odd to establish all this new stuff, and then do a prequel.

It wouldn't make any sense.
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04/22/2015 03:44 PM EST
Yeah a prequel would have been good to release in 2013 after MK9 (aka instead of Injustice) lol

As for where the story is headed im down, I liked MKX's story and where they seem to be going with it.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 04:12 PM EST
No prequel games for me please. I wouldn't mind some cut-scenes from the far past, such as Shao Khan poisoning Onaga, or Goro defeating the Great Kung Lao. Tying events like these in to the new story would be pretty cool, especially if Onaga were to return. An entire game based on the past though...no thanks.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 04:34 PM EST
I'm cool with the idea, they could do a Shaolin Monks kind of game for the prequel but not right after Mkx, it's too soon imo.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 04:42 PM EST
No thanks. Too much has been set up for the next game. Maybe after MK11 depending on where that takes us, but I think it's important to keep moving forward, especially now that we're in an altered timeline.

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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 04:53 PM EST
ProfesserAhnka Wrote:
No thanks. Too much has been set up for the next game. Maybe after MK11 depending on where that takes us, but I think it's important to keep moving forward, especially now that we're in an altered timeline.


Well, I suggested in another thread that if they still want to continue the current plot, there could always be some elements that relate back to the past, and a couple chapters can be presented in flashback format.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 06:00 PM EST
SpellcraftQuill Wrote:
Interesting... a potential roster could be:

1: Reiko
2: Fujin
3: Shang Tsung
4: Kitana
5: Bo Rai Cho
7: Raiden
8: Tanya
9: Rain
10: Reptile
11: Baraka
12: Quan Chi

Newcomers
1: Great Kung Lao (Based off Liu Kang)
2: Mediterranean Warrior (Based off Johnny Cage)
3: Kotal Ketz
4: Original Scorpion
5: Original Sub-Zero
6: Female Sento wielder
7: Great Kung Lao lover (Chakram ninja based on Kung Lao)
8: Bandit (Based on Johnny Cage)
9: Woman disguised as a male(Based on Sonya)
10: Jax replacement
11: Oni
12: Edenian



You forgot a young Goro, King Jerrod, Argus, possibly taven and Daegon, Sindel
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 06:54 PM EST
A new Mortal Kombat Mythologies, but about a different person?
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 07:28 PM EST
Thatoneguy Wrote:
A new Mortal Kombat Mythologies, but about a different person?


A while back I thought if MK Assassins game, which would focus on Tundra, SubZero and Smoke carrying out missions for the Lin Kuei. Sector and Cyrax would like a rival team within the Lin Kuei.

or a Shokan game, Goro and Kintaro as they combat the dissent in the Outworld realms, rivalries with the centaur and Motaro.

We've had the monks and special forces already.

What ever happens please make it 2 player
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/22/2015 08:16 PM EST
I like a prequel game idea. But couple questions. Will it just be one game or maybe a series of games? Also, since we know of the story, these games will seem to end with evil winning. i.e. Shao Kahn successful conquest of Edenia or Goro defeated the Great Kung Lao. But perhaps we can conclude a slight happy ending? Kinda like Star Wars Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith and how ultimately the ending seems to have the Sith win, but they show the birth of Luke and Leia as the new hope. Perhaps this game or games could end with after Shao Kahn merge Edenia with Outworld, he informed Shang Tsung, of his distrust of his new stepdaughter, Kitana, who later joined Earth realm as we know. This also marks the beginning of Mileena enabled flesh pit cloning process.
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04/23/2015 06:37 AM EST
Botched? If anything this is the most interesting Liu Kang and Kitana have been. The story is actually intriguing in the end. Don't try to make it come off as fact that the story is botched please.
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04/23/2015 02:01 PM EST
NostalgiaGod Wrote:
Botched? If anything this is the most interesting Liu Kang and Kitana have been. The story is actually intriguing in the end. Don't try to make it come off as fact that the story is botched please.


Botched is an actually being quite nice, having a team of attemped young avengers is lame. If I wanted a superhero movie, i would watch one. Also making these guys sons and daughters of original characters is not as original as pallet swapping ninjas. At least the ninjas had more interesting backstories. The length of the story mode was also crap.

So yes, botched was being nice.
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/23/2015 02:59 PM EST
soldatmesteren Wrote:
Anyone remember when Mortal Kombat was about a fighting tournament?

The good ol days, maybe they can create a new tournament... but no prequel
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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/23/2015 03:03 PM EST
Things have changed too much to go back to a mere tournament. At least right now.

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RE: Time for a Prequel?
04/23/2015 03:24 PM EST
The_TooCool_Master Wrote:
As a fan of the lore and history of Mortal Kombat, I'd love to see them go in the past. As far as if it's a good idea.... well if they shoe-horn current movesets into ancestors it'll just be a mess. Kung Lao with a moveset that doesn't resemble Kung Lao will confuse the average player(or giving him a hat for some reason). They'll either need to create a lot of new characters(MK fans are scared of new characters if there's too much of them) or create duplicates like the first man using the Sub-Zero name, the leader of the Shiray Ryu that likes to use spears, etc.
I'd prefer a special DLC with 4 characters from the past in a current game. Great Kung Lao is long overdue to be playable.


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