Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Is That Renee Young or Mileena?

Those teeth...
The good news is that Renee Young has made it into WWE 2K16. She's become an integral part of the WWE family, and she should be in as much of its media as possible. The bad news, however, is that the game designers have made her look less like the bubbly cute version of herself that she normally is and instead crossed her pixelated DNA with that of Baraka from Mortal Kombat. Those steeped in MK lore know that the series has a female character whose DNA got spliced with the frightfully-faced, arm blade-equipped ravager from the Outworld, and her name is Mileena. Hey, at least now if AJ Lee ever comes back, she'll have a partner or an adversary on Halloween.

Of course, if graphics aren't the be-all, end-all for you (and in my opinion, graphics are pretty low on the list of things that make a game great), the physical slight on Ms. Young may not matter in the long run. The gameplay is the thing, and Xavier Woods and his buddy El Murpho have a preview of it on the former's gaming web series, UpUpDownDown. Check it out if you're so inclined.