Advance Wars is the new Mother 3
- Feb 4, 2014
- Switch FC
Yeah i'm not talking about the changes that were made as a result of Raiden's decisions in the new timeline. I'm talking about random retcons that were done for no reason. i.e. Kung Lao being envious of Liu Kang despite not even wanting to compete in the MK tournament in the original timeline, Mileena not existing til' MK2 despite the fact that she lived for hundreds of years in the original timeline, Jax' debut being watered down to being a prisoner on Tsung's island rather than his epic debut in the original timeline.But Raiden's message did go back in time, and while it's mostly a retelling, the MK3 part gets changed a lot.
Sure, it's a similar outcome, with Shao Kahn being banished and all, but that's pretty much the only similarity there is, because everyone but Shinnok, Quan Chi, Kano, Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Sonya and Raiden ****ing died after MK9. EVERYONE! That **** didn't happen in the OT.
(Kenshi, Rain and Skarlet don't count because they weren't part of the story, neither does any cameo of an NPC, I'm talking roster here)
And to make things worse, the dead ones were brougth back as undead slaves, so basically, everyone was a bad guy. And only two or three of them managed to be saved, by which I mean only Sub-Zero and Jax.
And honestly, I only get a Saturday Morning Cartoon vibe from MKX which, given the fact that the Cage family got the spotlight this time around, is probably the most fitting way they could've handled it.
They were really dumb story changes that never needed to happen.
And I just feel in general that the Original Timeline felt a lot cooler than the current one. Especially for some characters like Quan Chi who were watered down like hell in this new timeline.