Let me begin by saying that I really am not very good at Mortal Kombat. I can manage well enough, but for the most part, I’m always just button mashing and when I do something nifty, it’s almost always by luck.
There are a few moves by my favourite characters that I have memorized, but my timing is always off and I never do them on purpose at appropriate times. So why, you ask, do I always win against the boyfriend? Because I always play as one of the female characters. He asked me once why I did this and I simply stated, “Because it helps me win.”
I like playing the girl characters for several reasons. One, they are fast and light and very “kicky”. I like this. I spend
most of my time bouncing around and kicking at my opponent and then bouncing out of the way again. Sort of like a cartoon character on speed.
Secondly, it’s so very rare in a game that I get to play a girl, that I’ll take the opportunity to do so. Don’t get me wrong, a good game is a damn good game, but I’m still a girl and it’s easier to identify with the character I’m playing if they’re
Thirdly, and I hate to say it because I know that it sounds so bad on my part, but I use these scantily clad characters to distract the boyfriend and win the game.
I noticed it the first time we played the game together. The boyfriend actually knows most of the moves for his fave characters so it was difficult to play along but I commented a couple of times on the
costumes strips of cloth the characters I was playing were wearing and he got distracted looking at them. I won.
I then pointed out the, shall we say, largeness of the assets on the female characters and I won again. It was awesome. I had a secret weapon and this was not one of those times when a girl should be annoyed by her boyfriend looking at the half undressed video game chick on the screen. I love games and I can learn all the moves and skillfully navigate my way through complicated dungeons and solve puzzles with the best for them…but I can’t play fighters.
I’m a button masher and any kind of boost in my arsenal is acceptable. Besides, I will say the characters are all very well done. They’re pretty and they’re colourful and they kick ass. So what if they’re half naked. Perhaps in Outworld, that’s how things go. The only one that confuses me is Sonya anyway. She’s supposed to be a special agent of some kind. I wouldn’t think her outfit would be very effective on the job. Mostly I think her boobs would fall out and the bad guys might fall down while staring at them, but that’s about it.
Besides, I have to admit that I can’t have a double standard about this anyway. If the boyfriend can sit around with me while we play Resident Evil 5 and I comment on how buff Chris Redfield is or when I drool over Nathan Drake in Uncharted and he never says a word, then I can certainly allow him to ogle the very well animated women of Mortal Kombat.
I always say there’s no room for a double standard when it comes to men and women. If I’m allowed to ogle, so is he and everyone can be happy when gathered around the PS3, no matter what we’re playing.