Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One, two, Freddy's coming for Sub-zero

I don't play many video games for one reason: I'm bad at them. I've never conquered Super Mario Bros. or gotten very far in Mortal Kombat. Right now, the height of my gaming level is medium on Guitar Hero: Metallica.

As many males my age, I loved Mortal Kombat when the games first came out. If someone had it, I'd play. I'd pump a few quarters into the game at the arcade but would soon be ousted.

And now I have a Wii, which means there aren't many horror-related games available for my console. I won't get to play the Mortal Kombat reboot, which is a shame because the nightmare man himself, Freddy Krueger, is a downloadable character.

I saw the clip above and got chills. Freddy, with knives on both hands, slicing and dicing his way through the MK cast. From watching the above trailer, it looks as though Freddy has some skills leftover from his fight scenes in "Freddy vs. Jason." A finishing move shows Freddy bringing up a boiler and throwing his opponent into it to burn.

Unfortunately, the trailer also shows that the game Freddy looks more like the Jackie Earle Haley Freddy instead of the classic Robert Englund Freddy. Somehow, I think we'll live.

This development gives me a strange kind of hope. When FvJ was released, there was a lot of talk about other team-up films. Michael Myers versus Pinhead. Pinhead versus Ash. Freddy versus Jason versus Pinhead. Ash versus everyone.  (I realize there have been some fun "Army of Darkness" video games. Read back a few paragraphs to find out why I've never played them.)

So why not use the video game format to bring all these giants of horror together? Buys the right and make it happen. Nothing would please me more than a playable Jason Vorhees, ready to chop up all fighters. Or even Leatherface, going chainsaw to chainsaw against Ash.

I've giving myself goosebumps.

So, if you have the right console (PS3, Xbox 360), get the game, download Freddy and kick some ass. Let me know how it goes.

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