Four years? Fuck man just remembering how popular those games were its crazy how far from the public conscious it is now in a quick time.
That over saturation really did a lot of damage
That and lets face it, they were never actually good games. Kinda like Wii Sports, kinda novel at the time but as actual games they suck. Hitting buttons on command isn't my idea of a good time even though it was vaguely amusing while drunk at parties.
A version of Mortal Kombat that takes itself seriously is the most friggin boring thing ever. I mean, nobody has ever thought Mortal Kombat is a legitimately good fighting game. It was just that funny campy game you messed around with between sessions of Marvel and KOF.
I still stand that the original Mortal Kombat movie is the only video game movie that has been successful in capturing the tone of the source material and provided great entertainment. This, like season 1, is just dull.