When the Kombat Pack 2 was first announced most of us expressed our thoughts on the characters just based off the announcement. Later a lot of our opinions would change once we saw the characters in gameplay. I'm assuming that once again, our opinions have changed since we've finally been able to play these characters for ourselves. My question: What is your "final" thoughts/opinions on the KP2 (XL) characters? Here are mine:
- Tri-Borg: My most anticipated character in the KP2. I really like this character, and I would go as far to say that he's probably one of my favorites in the entire game currently. All of his variations feel different and deep (something some characters, like Reptile, lacked) -- and I like them all. Sektor and Cyrax were the ones I was most excited to play, but I've actually found myself to be playing Smoke and Cyber Sub-Zero more, which is very surprising to me. Anyway, his moveset across all variations is awesome, but also very flashy which makes him fun to play.
- Bo 'Rai Cho: I don't like the fact that they decided to make Bo' fart and throw-up again. I feel like if they were going to bring him back and redesign him, they needed to make him more "serious" while staying funny. Think of Uncle Iroh from Avatar; genuinely, but also awesome. With that being said, Bo' Rai Cho is still a very fun character to play. And despite me wishing they would have took the character in a different direction; having more comedy and "funny" movesets in MKX is welcome.
- Alien: In my opinion, Alien is the best guest character in the game. His fast-paced and animalistic fighting style is very fun, and his tail attacks is something we haven't seen before in NetherRealm's games (not counting the Midway games, of course). I also like how the character has Baraka's traits; it really takes advantage of that "what-if?" scenario and also gives us new moves we are familiar with and adds more "MK flair" to the character.
- Leatherface: I know I'm not the only one who thinks this: Leatherface was my least anticipated character in the KP2. The character is such an oddball choice, even when you think of all the other guest character choices they could have maybe went with. This character is weird in a lot of ways, even in gameplay. In my opinion, it looks so weird (and almost wrong) for Leatherface to throw infinite chainsaws from full-screen. It also looks weird for him to be running around with a chainsaw on his back and to fight characters like Goro -- the guy doesn't even have powers or superhuman abilities like the other guest characters. Being honest, I completely despised this character. After playing him though, I don't despise him completely any longer. His Killer variation is fun to play, and Butcher is too (especially since he has that awesome brutality). I found myself really liking Leatherface's simple yet fun moveset. With that being said, notice how I said "I don't despise him completely". I still dislike things about him (like his Pretty Lady variation -- which just gives him awkward new attacks) and who he is at a character stand-point. I guess to sum up: Leatherface is fun to play and has surprised me, but he's not a perfect character by any means in my opinion.