Ah. Well... I can relate to some of those. My electric still needs to be fixed, too. Not to mention the trip I took I trip to Kelowna for the junior goalball tournament in April took a heavy chunk out of the savings I have. lol.

As for Mortal Kombat and the gore factor. That was what I said on the gamefaqs topic as well... MK I always felt was more like a real martial arts simulation, because you had to learn to block right, sidestep, dodge and counter with the right moves. But what tops it for me is still the presentation. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnny Tai" <johnnyti...@shaw.ca>
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Nope I stopped active playing about 8 years ago mainly due to a lack of time and eventually...I guess I sort of outgrew it. I'm sure I can get back into gaming, but the thought of several hundred bucks on a system, then get games, then the hours I be sitting in front of the TV...a bit scary really rofl after so many years without it. Well okay okay, the sitting in front of the TV part doesn't scare me as much as the expense, but you get my drift lol. The thing is, I have a long list of things I need to spend money on...electric guitar needs fixing, need to get me a free-standing punching bag, got to go on trips, etc etc, and that system suddenly ends up on the bottom corner of the long list of things.

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Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 11:46 PM
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Thank you! I agree on all points. Tekken was always a big one for me. And I, having played all mortal kombats, can confidently say that I do like Mortal
Kombat less and less with each itteration. Like I always said... tekken
didn't have the best in terms of sounds, but it's gotten better and some of
those sounds make me cringe... particularly the bonebreaks.

Character designs are great... and yes, I agree about Paul being a street
punk!

Glad to see some discussion going here... even if only one other person is
involved. And out of curiocity... do you still play? If so, what console?
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I'd take tekken over Mk any day, mostly cause as far as storyline goes,
tekken is better thoughtout and has a more interesting plot.
Every character has their unique lifestyle and motives, and each one is
well written and has clear purpose.
MK on the other hand, well, a bunch of "ninjas" who are really not
"ninjas" and a force from outworld that tries to take over Earth by
winning/cheating the tourni...and from there it just gets lamer and lamer
by each new plot...

Also Tekken has more likeable designs...android/cyborgs, martial artists
of all types, street punks (I'm sorry, but no matter what they say, Paul
Phoenix is still a street punk rofl), and heck, dinosaur? lol

As far as gameplay go, I never did get into the MK much, so can't make a
fair comparison, but I can honestly say that for me, there is probably not
many fighting games that can rival Tekken's style of play.
Even though I prefer Soul Calibur over Tekken, that's just cause of my
love of swords and what-you-have-it, and nothing really because of
gameplay.
And even then, if we go by a point system, I'd still rank Tekken over SC.

Also, the tekken fighters are much more realistic than the MK ones-
another point to Tekken in my book.

That said, I think MK probably has more playability value to some people
just because it got several bonus things like animality and fatality
moves- not to mention several versions of each.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Clement Chou" <chou.clem...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 7:42 PM
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So I saw a joke topic on gamefaqs about this... joke meaning it was
someone trashing things about teken that were completely untrue. So
here's some serious discussion. Which do you think is better and why?
Here are my reasons laid out on the table. Quite simple, really.

Although Mortal Kombat is fun, it's the type of fun that lasts for a
couple hours. The gameplay engine isn't that deep when you think about
it. Sure characters have combos and special moves, but there's not too
much to learn. You learn how to do combos and special moves and how to
block. That's all you need to do to play MK. Tekken? It seems to me to be
a whole different story. You have to learn combos as well, yes. But you
also need to learn the moves you can do while you're crouching, while
your character is standing up, positions, etc.

Other reasons... tekken has better presentation. The voice acting in
tekken has always been great, and the one thing I take over mortal
kombat? Characters in tekken say things that make sense. In japanese,
chinese, korean or english, but they all make sense. MK fighters seem to
yell nonsense words. Sonya's bicycle kick in MK vs dc universe for
example. Take a listen... tekken doesn't have the best sounds for
punching and kicking, but the cutseens are backed by great acting and
great emotion. The music is also great, with a whole lot of diversity and
different styles.

There are my reasons. People's opnnions? What does everyone like?
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