This isn't a TRMK meme. There are people called bronies and they chill over at a random place, just /b/ecause.
I see... should've known this was connected with /b/. Thanks for clarifying.
I can't stand 3D fighters as well - And I pray to Boon that he keeps on with the whole 2D thing. But for some reason I forgive MK4... Maybe it's because I like the characters and the story... I don't know.
As for MKvDCU, it wasn't THAT bad. I mean, the 3D combat wasn't as vulgar as MK4-MKA.
MK4 was mostly a 2D fighter. The only thing really 3D about it was the polygons and side-stepping. All of the fighting took place on a 2D plane. The BIGGEST problem I have with MK4 is the weapons. They just ruined the flow of the game for me.
In the MKD, MKDA and MKA are 3D fighters, and the shitty styles BS killed those games.
You can see a lot of similarities between MK2011 and MKvsDCU if you look closely. The new game is faster and doesn't have a 3rd plane, but the normals, combo strings and specials behave a lot like they do in MKvsDCU. You can almost see the franchise evolve from one style in MK4, then to another in MKD then back to an MKII-MK3-MK4 hybrid between MKvsDCU and MK2011.
In all honesty, I can almost see NRS making 2 "variants" of MK - one 2D and a 3D. The only major problem with that is keeping that so many MK fans follow the story and they wouldn't wanna alienate either camp. In perfect world (and this is solely my opinion), the next game would be a Shaolin Monks style adventure game. (Fire and Ice, anyone?)