I was watching my son play ‘Mortal Kombat 3’ yesterday. It sure made me feel old. I remember when the first MK came out and how controversial it was. It was very violent for the time. But now, it’s almost quaint compared to the games of today.
I mean, look at this adorable screen shot:
I wasn’t a big MK fan. I liked fighting games, but preferred Street Fighter 2. The cartoonish graphics were more appealing to me, the characters were more diverse, but I thought the over-the-top violence of MK was almost kinda funny. It’s like the developers tried to make the most violent game possible. As a kid, the violence didn’t bother me, but as a parent and a gamer, and seeing just how realistic games are these days…I don’t know.
Anyway, I wrote this comic last night. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. There’s no obscure in-joke or anything. Nothing clever or subtle, just…well, here it is.