Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Assumed Holders of The Title of "Hotter Than Any Super Sentai/Power Rangers" Girl As Picked By Super Sentai/Power Rangers Fans

Beauty can be in the eyes of the beholder and here's the possible choices, biased or not.  In my case, I'll present my choices as well.  But here are a few who I believe got picked for the title of "Hotter Than Any Super Sentai/Power Rangers Girl" by fandom.

Lin of Dairanger 

I would admit she is really, really pretty.  So okay I do find Kimberly hotter than she is but, she is still hot nonetheless.  I would admit that the swimsuit episode really is a serious distraction to the viewers.  I think she's hot enough to distract Skull Skullovitch but good thing they never met.  Skull would have been beaten up by her.  For me, she is really a worthy contender for the title "Hotter Than Any Super Sentai/Power Rangers".  Even her unnamed granddaughter was hot as her.

Kimberly Hart of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

Well she's not my first Tokusatsu crush (mine was Hikaru Katsuragi/Pink Five of Bioman) and for some, she was the first 90s crush.  I would admit that while I did have my hots on Japanese girls but I found myself more attracted to white girls.  Yes, Kimberly Hart became my choice for "Hotter Than Any Super Sentai/Power Rangers".  For some reason based on my personal preferences anyway, she's been my top pick for a LONG time, maybe even until now.  So what's my point?  It's not hard to figure out why she got that popular to the point of being overrated.  I also thought even if I do like Zyuranger better than MMPR, but I like Kimberly over Mei for stupid reasons.  Hehehehehehe!

What I Think of Liu Kang's Gameplay Preview in Mortal Kombat X

Quite understandable that 25 years has passed, so Liu Kang (or at least another version of him) would be older which kind of made me want to think, "Doesn't the Mortal Kombat champion not age until the next tournament?"  But in spite of his gray hair, his features look pretty young for the rest of his body unlike Kung Lao's human form.  So I was thinking of the three variations namely Dualist, Flame Fist and Dragon Fire.

So what am I thinking?  Dragon Fire is the most familiar for Liu Kang players.  Flame Fist will allow Liu Kang to do a huge multiple punch move and charge up his fists (too bad, no Shoryuken type move).  In Dualist, he displays his inner demons but subtly as he goes from dark to light, to which is a subtle reference to Ryu having the alter ego as Evil Ryu in the Street Fighter series.  I think the Dualist would be a tougher mode to master when going "Evil" means trying to master how to launch those bombs he would use.  By my gameplay style, I might like to use Fire Fist.

On the other hand, I wonder if the game will have this awesome costume available for Liu Kang as well as all the dead characters returning...

That is Liu Kang as a Phantom Warrior.  The Shaolin trailer revealed Kung Lao, Liu Kang and Sub-Zero as zombified versions of themselves (I hope they explain how the current Sub-Zero is back to becoming human).  I would like to see this version of Liu Kang that's full of rage.  I hope they create another playable called "Evil Liu Kang" complete with moves as an undead character.

Friday, March 27, 2015

My Reaction To Liu Kang's Return in Mortal Kombat X!

Looking at the trailer, YES, YES and SUPER YES that my favorite character, Liu Kang has returned.  I mean, I was pissed off with this scene in Deadly Alliance where he was killed.  Then it introduced a darker, more twisted version of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat Deception.  Liu Kang's body is fueled by revenge while his spirit seeks to stop his evil side.  In Mortal Kombat X, Liu Kang looks like he's fighting his inner demons.  It feels like Mortal Kombat is now copying Ryu's problem of becoming Evil Ryu into... Liu Kang himself!

Liu Kang in the trailer looks like he's got the Satsui No Hadou in him.  If you remember Mortal Kombat 2011, the heroes save for Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade were killed in the story mode.  Liu Kang ended up fighting Raiden out of foolish rashness.. which caused him to be electrocuted.  I mean, come on, why fight the god of thunder.  So my WMG was that Liu Kang would become part of Shinnok's Army... and yes I was right.  In the video, Liu Kang and Kung Lao who are the series Ryu and Ken, now appear as evil versions of themselves.  However I feel like Liu Kang has the Satsui No Hadou within him like Evil Ryu.  Heck, even the trailer shows him doing a Hadoken-like motion... and it feels like an entire shout out to Ryu!  

Based on the trailer, he's angry with Raiden and I don't freaking blame him.  After all, didn't Raiden bungle things up during the last game?  I would feel the same if I were him.  Glad to know I have a character I can relate to again.  Besides, Liu Kang's fatality here feels like what I wanted to do to some person that gravely offended me way back with his insulting attitude.  As of current, like Liu Kang I am at utmost war with myself as well.