Well, dang. Nightwolf’s certainly made a splash in Mortal Kombat 11, but is he one of the best characters in the game? SonicFox sure seems to think so.
As Mortal Kombat fans will know, the latest installment is probably the most ambitious yet. Rife with modes and with a meaty story, there’s a whole hecking lot of content to work through here. New characters such as the time-travel-tastic Geras have been a real hit too, offering something truly unique; not just to the franchise, but to the genre as a whole.
Even so, though, it has fallen a little short when it comes to certain series veterans. Much like Street Fighter V launched without beloved hairy man-beast Blanka, for example, Mortal Kombat 11 was missing a few favorites from its roster too out of the gate. The outrageous lack of Shang Tsung was recently rectified, but now the MK faithful have another popular Kombatant back: Nightwolf.
You know what that means, friends. With a new character in a fighter comes the inevitable question: how good are they? Where are they going to land on the tier lists? Granted, that’s two questions, but they’re both so crucial that we aren’t going to be persnickety about that.
Take Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest DLC character, Hero. The controversial Dragon Quest protagonist brings a heavy RNG vibe to the game, to the extent that he could be top tier, bottom tier or both simultaneously. He’s already starting to be banned from tournaments for that very reason, in fact. How do we feel about Nightwolf, though?
Really, it’s far too early to be including him in tier lists, which is exactly why everybody’s doing it. Fighting game pro SonicFox certainly ruffled a few feathers with his list, which placed Nightwolf up there with the cream of the crop in S Tier:
SonicFox Mortal Kombat Tier List! pic.twitter.com/3H0i0TxpVb— FOX | SonicFox (@SonicFox5000) August 20, 2019
As is always the case with these things, some fellow players were in agreement, while others… well, questioned his judgment, to put it kindly. Naturally, the opinion of those more experienced in the scene tends to hold a little more weight, but tiers sure are fun to debate, aren’t they? Let's just wait and see how things unfold.
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