Where’s my Killer Instinct???
Do you remember when Killer Instinct was cool? Do you remember the gritty hardcore graphics on the Super Nintendo version? The badass voice over? Do you remember grinding for hours to master the Ultra combos and when you pulled it off, the epic original that voice yells ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA!!!!!! Let me tell you something, I remember this. So why the FUCK doesn’t Double Helix Games and Microsoft?!
I remember a few years back saying to my fellow kindawesomer MUNki that a new Killer Instinct was way overdue. So naturally when this came up at E3 earlier this year, to say I was a little excited would be an understatement. Then I saw the presentation, I honestly thought I was watching a Street Fighter reboot; from the graphics, to the way in which the players move, to the blood that vanishes instantly. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Street Fighter, but when I sit down to play Killer Instinct, I want to play Killer Instinct. It’s as simple as that.
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this game with the downloadable characters and it being Xbox one Exclusive being some of them. Now all this annoys me, however the biggest fuck you to the fans took place at the E3 conference right after the announcement trailer. The spokesmen on stage stood up, not knowing shit about the franchise and proudly (or should I say idiotically) said `We Listen. And Killer Instinct is back only on Xbox One`. Microsoft, please, you don’t listen. You’re the kid in school who thinks their listening while in their head filters, if not entirely changes, what is actually being said. Sorry if I sound like a dick here, but I love this franchise and to see it reduced to this is a damn shame.
Now, what I want.
I want NetherRealm Studios. The amazing studio behind the masterpiece Mortal Kombat and Injustice, to take over and either make Killer Instinct, or the ultimate, Killer Instinct VS Mortal Kombat. Can you imagine Glacius VS Sub-Zero? Riptor VS Reptile? SCORPION VS FULGORE! I’m getting hard thinking about it right now! There is so much potential for an amazing fighter right there. As for story? Fuck the story! It would be Killer Instinct VS Mortal Kombat!
In Closing I want to say. I have no doubt that this would be a fun game. It looks pretty and family friendly. This being said, Killer Instinct is NOT pretty and definitely not Family friendly. Its dark, gritty and not one for the kids. Even though I played it when I was a kid (but most of the generation I’m from weren’t little shits). In regards to this upcoming game, everything I have heard so far about the characters’ background stories sounds pretty solid and in the spirit of the classic Killer Instinct universe. With this in mind I don’t think we should condemn Double Helix for that. I think Double Helix has made a good game. But I don’t think they have made a Killer Instinct game. Unfortunately I think it is going to be a while before the true Killer Instinct returns to us. But I promise you, when it does, I’ll be first in line.
May all your combos be ultra,