What's Wrong With The Mortal Kombat Strategy Guide?

To go along with last week's release of Mortal Kombat, Prima Games released a lovely hardbound collector's edition strategy guide to teach new players with an extra $US35 how to play the game in style. Why is this man so angry about it?

A fighting game fan from the United Kingdom, Scott picked up a copy of the Mortal Kombat collector's edition strategy guide last week, likely for the same reason I picked up a copy for myself: It's very pretty. Unfortunately Scott made a fatal mistake, opening the book and reading through it.

There are strategy guides that will actually help you play a game. As Scott points out in his video, BradyGames' Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 strategy guide is an epic tome full of potential win.

Then there are strategy guides that you put on your shelf so visitors can catch a quick glance and say, "Oh, you played Mortal Kombat? What was that like?" If you attempt to learn much of anything from them, things get quite heated, as Scott here discovered.

Thanks to Darius for passing along the vid!


    I'm guessing that the guy doesn't understand the timing of Mortal Kombat combos. You can fire the commands out like a machinegun in MK like you do in MvC3

      And I'm guessing you're a total idiot, Karl. Watch the damned video.

    I though the guy was really well composed throughout, he was pointing out what he saw wrong with it and kept a relatively calm head. There was the occasional f-bomb, but it wasn't over the top...

    Oh God, he's dousing the book in turps. Ah, yep, that's fire. Yep he's setting the book of fire. Yep he's pretty riled up now. Yeah, he's at the stage where he's quite literally talking to the book as he burns it. OK, yep, he's upset. He's angry.

    I tried to not laugh.

      I was pissing myself when he was stomping on the book and swearing at it.

        "Scorpion knows! Subject to updates!" Haha!!!

    Oh boohoo. At least he can play the friggin' game, unlike those of us in Australia.

    Yeah!!! Scorpion knows!!! This vid was hilarious!!

    does he have a problem with the game or the guide?
    cos he keeps on referring to the effing game instead of the effing guide.

    Well atleast the pictures weren't censored.

    I think he gets a bit emotional and aggressive towards the end!

    To be fair, no guide can really compare to the Bradygames MVC3 guide. That was amazing.

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