Thats right. Its not McFly issue, its the game limitation. He just brings you, the best he can, out of what they throw out on to his hands. I wouldnt say its "brain dead-wise" anything that he does.
And on the record, I did not compare both games, I am just highlighting Mac's Art, that he does.
Players like him, DoctrainDark, with his Kabal madness, since MK9, Tony-T and his Cyrax/Raiden combos...the list is longer, but those guys, always stood out, in terms of creativity, when it comes done to maximizing combo potential.