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8 of the Most Overrated Video Game Franchises Ever

Jeff Mills | 4 Mar 2017 16:00
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Sometimes games just don't live up to the hype. Here's 8 franchises that just don't.

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Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was to Street Fighter like Betamax was to VHS or HD-DVD was to Blu-Ray. Both were fun fighting games, but the only real appeal that MK had over its counterpart was that it introduced blood as a part of the combat. Before, white pixels were used to represent sweat or moisture and showing blood, even pixelated was a big taboo. Mortal Kombat did break the mold and cause games of all kinds from that point forward to allow for blood.

It's when they introduced a movie based on the game, using in-game sound effects for the fights that really showed they jumped the shark. Nowadays, all that MK tries to mimic is a Tekkan style way of combat, with weapons and a more three-dimensional map to fight on.

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