What a day. What a lovely day.
I would argue that they salvaged the franchise in the MK9/INJ1 era, but as time has progressed, you can literally see the corporate greed seeping into the franchise.They actually salvaged it. The current trilogy is vastly superior to the 3D era of games, and are the best entries in the franchise since the original trilogy, despite their flaws.
At this point I’d prefer to see NRS become an independent studio or be purchased by another company.