Yeah MK 9 was epic. Also Skyrim doesn't follow the story if I recall. Either way it makes no difference as they never link into the previous games, Oblivion didn't either.
Oh. I may give it a rental, then. I'm not gonna buy it because I've already got Gears of War 3, Assassins Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, WWE '12, and Mass Effect 3 lined up to buy. Not to mention I'm re-buying all my A Song Of Ice And Fire novels in hard cover (minus ADWD since it's hardcover already), so I have to drop a lot of money. Plus, I don't buy a game based on a hunch. I have to actually know something about the series, at least see it in action.