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MK11 vs MKX Stages + What are your favorite stages From MK9 to 11?

Mr.Khen

I am you
Hi everyone!

I am having a debate with my friend now.. as be both agree the graphics of MK11 are phenomenal. We also both agree
that MKX stages are SO BEAUTIFUL!!! might even be superior to the ones in MK11,
MKX brings a very evolved MK signature art style... (Dark, Mysterious, Ominous). (I know this subject
won't interest everyone so let's keep it civil if you care respond, if you don't hop on to the next thread with all the love to ya!.)

As I do love the new stages in MK11 I can't help but feel after a year with the game that there's a some
of downgrade in depth and the the dark/ominous/gothic atmosphere MK usually brings with it.
Are MK11 stages over-designed, lack mystery.. and just too earthrealmy? I feel there's a lack of sense of depth.
Is it due to too many visual details?
Interested in your take on this!

Take for instance MKX The Kove vs MK11's Kharon's Ship (comparing these two since they both feature ocean, wood elements etc...)
The Kove: the ocean movement and color and details, The wooden bridge, the art of the rocks on the back, the water splash, the fire.. feels so on point!
Kharon's Ship: This stage in comparison it feels so dim with too many details.. and the ocean is cool but just something about it feels like a step back in graphics


Links to all stages from MK9 TO 11

MK9

MKX

MK11

*Thanks mortalkombatwarehouse.com for being a thing. sending them nothing but my love and admiration for putting everything together..

PART II

Name your favorite stages all 3 games!

MK9
Armory
The Temple
Shang Tsung's Throne
Soul Chamber
The Pit (Bottom)
The Dead Pool
Challenge Tower
Living Forest

(F***K THE STAGES IN MK9 WERE SO SICK)


MKX
The Kove
Quan Chi Fortress

The Pit
Lin Kuei Temple
Destroyed City



MK11
Wu Shi Dragon Grotto
Shinnok's Bone Temple
Sea of Blood
Shaolin Trap Dungeon
Cyber Lin Kuei Assembly



I still dream of the day we will get an MK with amazing graphics, with all klassic fighters and stages all in ONE GAME.
A guy can dream!
 

Raider

Noob
MK9:

  • The Flesh Pits
  • The Graveyard
  • Hell
  • The Living Forest
  • The Pit
  • Subway
  • The Wastelands
MKX:

  • Dead Woods
  • Emperor's Courtyard
  • Krossroads
  • Jinsei Chamber
  • Kuatan Jungle
  • The Kove
  • Sky Temple
  • The Pit
MK11:

  • Chaotian Age
  • Lost Hive of the Kytinn
  • Prehistoric Age
  • Shang Tsung's Island Ruins
  • Shinnok's Bone Temple
  • Shirai Ryu Fire Garden
  • Wu Shi Dragon Grotto
 

Pizza

Thrill Kill
-MK9
The Courtyard
Desert
Goro's Lair
The Graveyard
Kahn's Coliseum
The Pit
Shang Tsung's Gardens
Shang Tsung's Throne
The Wastelands

-MKX
Krossroads
Jinsei Chamber
The Kove
Quan Chi Fortress
Sky Temple
The Pit

-MK11
Cyber Lin Kuei Assembly
Goro's Lair
Kotal's Koliseum
Lost Hive of the Kytinn
Shang Tsung's Island ruins
Shinnok's Bone Temple
Tank Garage Bunker
Tournament
 
MK9
I love all the stages

MKX
Quan’s fortress
Kuatan jungle
The Kove
Outworld market

MK11
Black dragon fight klub
Trap dungeon
Scorpion fire garden
Shangs island
 

scarsunseen

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On the flip side...

Worst MK9 stage: Kratos' stage
Worst MKX stage: Infected Jinsei Chamber, Infected Dead Woods, Sky Temple and Infected Sky Temple
Worst MK11 stage: They all seem pretty ok so far!
 

Mr.Khen

I am you
On the flip side...

Worst MK9 stage: Kratos' stage
Worst MKX stage: Infected Jinsei Chamber, Infected Dead Woods, Sky Temple and Infected Sky Temple
Worst MK11 stage: They all seem pretty ok so far!

Great picks lol. I agree on your MKX picks! I am not a fan of Kuatan Jungle and that ugly a$$ Special Forces Training room in MKX.
MK11 - I am not a huge fan of:
Special Forces Desert Command (gets me thirsty just from looking at it, also that canon is up in your face I would prefer they add more.. soldiers and whatnot)
Tank Garage Bunker - looks like a StreetFighter stage imo
Shang Tsung's Island Ruins (lacks color!)
Prehistoric Age - I would prefer something more eerie for MK tbh
Kronika's Hourglass.. gives me a headache
Black Market Alley - just overall meh stage!
Black Dragon Fight Club - a downgrade from MKX refugee camp... I hate the fact they put a nasty old mattress at the corner of the stage like wth is this ;)



Yes, it's a heavy list I know.. !
 

scarsunseen

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Great picks lol. I agree on your MKX picks! I am not a fan of Kuatan Jungle and that ugly a$$ Special Forces Training room in MKX.
MK11 - I am not a huge fan of:
Special Forces Desert Command (gets me thirsty just from looking at it, also that canon is up in your face I would prefer they add more.. soldiers and whatnot)
Tank Garage Bunker - looks like a StreetFighter stage imo
Shang Tsung's Island Ruins (lacks color!)
Prehistoric Age - I would prefer something more eerie for MK tbh
Kronika's Hourglass.. gives me a headache
Black Market Alley - just overall meh stage!
Black Dragon Fight Club - a downgrade from MKX refugee camp... I hate the fact they put a nasty old mattress at the corner of the stage like wth is this ;)



Yes, it's a heavy list I know.. !
Kuatan Jungle is REALLY good for Cyrax and Cyber Sub-Zero due to armored interactable bomb launchers.

My favorite MK11 stage is probably the Tank Garage Bunker. I can do armored interactable bomb resets with Frost-byte in the left corner.
 

Metin

White Ramses
MK 9; All of them

MK XL; The Pit, Krossroads, Quan Chi's Fortress, Refugee Camp, Jinsei Chamber, The Cove

MK 11; Special Forces Desert Command(awesome sci-fi vibe soundtrack), Shirai Ryu Fire Garden, Tarkatan War Camp, Sea Of Blood
 

Mr.Khen

I am you
Kuatan Jungle is REALLY good for Cyrax and Cyber Sub-Zero due to armored interactable bomb launchers.

My favorite MK11 stage is probably the Tank Garage Bunker. I can do armored interactable bomb resets with Frost-byte in the left corner.
In terms of functionality I totally agree
 

Makuholick

Sheeva is deadass a man in this game
MK9: The City/Rooftop
MKX: White Lotus Shrine or whatever
MK11: Tekunin/ Kinetic Solutions Incorporated Factory
 
Mk9: Nearly everything aside from rooftop, street, etc.
Mkx: kove, krossroads, deadwoods, quan chi's fortress, outworld market
Mk11: Dragon grotto only. Maybe shinnok's temple, Scorpion's fire garden, Charon ship.

I don't like earthly and SF stages at all.
 

colby4898

Special Forces Sonya Up-player
I dont get why everyone lives the pit. I think it's one if the most boring. It's just a bridge with little stuff happening in the background. Other than it has a stage fatality I dont get it.

Also why were there no stage fatality/brutalities in MK11...
 

Arqwart

Lean, mean, and +14
MK9
Bell Tower
Courtyard (Night)
Hell
Living Forest
Soul Chamber
Evil Monastery

MKX
Outworld Marketplace
The Kove

MK11
Goro's Lair
Lost Hive of the Kytinn
Sea of Blood
Shirai Ryu Fire Garden
Wu Shi Dragon Grotto

Have you guys ever seen a Scorpion mirror with the infared skin on infected sky temple in MKX? its an experience
That's a really nice word to use instead of the phrase "gratuitous eye rape."
 

Tertian

Brownback & Boon, 9pm central on ABC.
Hard choice as there are lots of great stages, but here are my #1 picks with runner-up.

MK9
Soul Chamber (DeadPool)

MKX
The Kove (Krossroads)

MK11
Fire Garden (Kronika's Hourglass)