Sorry, may be a dumb question, but can you explain to me why he SHOULD be in the game?
Oh, and I can't help but say what I think about all that Freddy and comp. packs thingy :
Pretty much a strange issue for most of us :
- until Freddy, the comp. packs are not mandatory, but everyone asked for them to be so...
- now Freddy has come and a lot of those that asked for mandatory comp. packs are *****ing about them...
Personally, I'm not happy about Freddy. NRS had the opportunity to make an entirely new character, something badass that would have make ALL (or at least close to all) MK players happy. But they decided to go with a guest character, and let's be honest, it's the first time I saw that much of a reaction here (and there's been quite a lot!).
I understand completely the need for NRS to do a guest character DLC like Freddy : great marketing campaign, more DLC sales, more money, and when we see all the developpers that closed down these lath months, I can guess they really need the money. And we want them to keep going on so there's more DLC and MK10 after that.
But making the comp. packs mandatory when Freddy arrives is a decision that makes my teeth grind... I mean, it's pretty obvious that they're doing it just because of the massive negative response to his announcement (I know at least half of the MK player are happy to have him, must those who are against, and some of them a really big fans of the franchise, are really worked up about this). They're making him mandatory so that everyone who thinks about downloading him doesn't have any hesitation. That'll make even more money. We can't really criticize this kind of money-making decision, but it's a deception for those who call themselves "hardcore fans" because they weren't heard before when Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain's comp. packs came out, but now that Freddy (which they don't want) suddenly they have to play against him sometimes. That's forcing some players to fight Freddy, although those players couldn't fight as Skarlet, Kenshi or Rain from time to time because of their opponent's lack of comp. pack... seems unfair.
Oh, and Freddy's story isn't good, come on, let's face it, it seems stretched. I think we'll all relax if we accept that Freddy's not a addition to the MKverse, but only a "bonus DLC" to have fun sometimes... We all know we won't be seeing him too often 1 or 2 weeks after his release... look at how much Kratos there is online... not that much, right?
I highly doubt MK made Freddy mandatory DL due to "massive negative feedback." Half the people on this site =/= massive. In fact, the Freddy gameplay video has garnered <1 million views in less than 24 hours since the video's release from Comic Con and has gained about 3 million views to this day. And people are TYM are saying that Freddy is actually a good, powerful character.