A Letter To Mortal Kombat

A Letter To Mortal Kombat

Dear Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios,

Recently, you announced Jason Voorhees was a playable character for Mortal Kombat X, now rumours are swirling that Predator might join the fight too. Please stop.  Mortal Kombat is a series that is amazing because of the characters you created. Scorpion, Sub Zero, Johnny Cage and many more are amazing because they are unique to the series. They have motivations, a history, and they don’t cost money to buy it’s fun to unlock characters by playing.

As a long time gamer I remember a time when I had money part of the fun was playing through your games and unlocking characters through talent, not by the size of my wallet. I am a very cheap proud gamer, who takes pride in showing off my skills by unlocking the whole roster by beating the game countless times on different settings and difficulties, wasting away weekends and free time grinding through the games you made. The only thing standing in the way of the entire roster and me was my determination, not the size of my wallet.

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So I ask, do these characters have motivation to fight in Mortal Kombat? Or are they just really cool and lets fans live out dream fights they never thought were possible? I ask because motivation matters to people. Not how badass they are, or how gruesome their fatalities can be. Like most fighting games from that era, story is just as important as the gameplay.  If you do that, why not make them unlockable instead of making me pay to play as my favourite movie monsters ever?

I know you are all very busy, and I won’t take up any more of your time. But hopefully this letter makes you realize I don’t like to pay for things there are some things more important than badassery. Continuity and originality will pay the bills.

Cody Orme

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