Has anybody else picked up the new one, or at least played the demo on XBL or PSN? Holy crap...I haven't had this much fun with a MK game since MK2 in the arcade way back when. The game isn't perfect, but it is easily superior to the likes of Deadly Alliance, Deception, etc. I bought mine for the PS3, so I haven't played it online yet, but I have played my fair share of 1v1 multiplayer with some friends and it is a lot of fun. I haven't even tried the 2v2 mode yet, but I'll be sure to love it given how much I used to whore myself for quarters to play Tekken Tag Tournament.
If I had to pick a favorite character to play as, I think I would have to pick between Smoke and Noob Saibot. They play absolutely nothing like they did back in the day of being nothing more than a palette swap of Scorpion. Noob is the master at keeping people at distance, and Smoke is great at confusing the opponent and has some pretty good juggling options. Granted, I've only been playing the full version of the game since yesterday, so my favorite characters may very well change.
For those with the PS3 version, hit me up on PSN (if and when it comes back up) and send me a game invite. Don't forget to share your opinion of the game. For those with the 360 version, feel free to discuss your opinions of the game. I'm really curious to everybody's favorite character.
Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit them with it.