Actually, I'm liking all of the new characters. I'm a little bummed that the Kombat Kids didn't fill spots for their parents (Jax, Sonya, Johnny), but this is by far the best Netherrealm has done in terms of making new characters.
In particular, Erron Black, D'Vorrah, and Ferra/Torr are my favorites, especially D'Vorrah and Ferra/Torr for their uniqueness. Kotal Khan is okay, but I'm not fully attached yet, I would honestly say that Jacqui is probably the most boring.
I hated Jak II, I couldn't get past the fact that I LOVED Jak 1, how colorful it was and how it was a great platformer. Then GTA 3 came out, and all of a sudden Jak II had guns, a city to explore, hi-jacking cars, and it was nothing that I loved about Jak 1.
I haven't had issues finding games except for the faction 5v5 fights, the big issue is what happens when I'm in game. Id probably say half my games I play in are at the very most, just playable. Less than half of those games I would categorize as optimal experiences. Seriously, I really like this game but dropping combos and not being able to dCao specials because of lag is maddening.
Can agree with this, the input lag for the online is garbage. I don't get how Killer Instinct has amazing netcode, and this is NetherRealm's 3 game in 4 years and they haven't figured it out yet. I got beat last night by a Cyromancer Sub-Zero just using his d2 (uppercut with sword) over and over again, because my reaction to block or do combos was like playing underwater.
I feel like Predator is taking Cyrax and Sektor's spot, sadly. Missing Smoke and Noob is a little disheartening as well. It seems really just those 4 characters is all that is needed to make the roster perfect. I don't really get having the whole "family" thing in the game, as they probably wasted some spots, but we'll have to wait and see.