In every game there is always at least one overpowered character that for some reason or another is just either really easy to play-- or really hard to beat. Prima Games documented these characters in part one and two of this feature, and now we move on to part three:
Mortal Kombat 9 has been patched more times than every Street Fighter game combined. In almost every patch Cyrax was adjusted in some way. Do you know why that is? It's because he's easily the cheapest character in the game, and nothing the development team adjusts seems to change that. His bombs are unblockable, he has extremely good anti-air attacks and he can reset combos to inflict nearly 100 percent damage (off of an unblockable attack, no less). This character is the definition of cheap in a game that includes the likes of Kabal. Speaking of Kabal...
In Mortal Kombat 3, Kabal was that one character that all of the novice (i.e. scrub) players used to try to get easy wins. They used this character because one hit from his Nomad Dash and you scored yourself a free combo. It didn't really matter if you connected in the air or on the ground. Add to that the fact that he had a Ground Blade that attacked from BEHIND, as well as a moderately large projectile that could be used on the ground or in the air.
Fast-forward to MK9 and we see all of those attacks return except now, Kabal can cancel the Nomad Dash. This creates an near infinite block string that is extremely difficult to escape. Can Kabal be beaten? Of course, but by no means is it an easy task. He even has a command throw, and can meter burn his attacks to make them even better (as if he needed that).
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