"'Rayden? What brings the Thunder God to Goro's Lair?' 'An invitation for you to join those who are fighting on the side of the Light. They are training now, readying their bodies and spirits for the rigors of Mortal Kombat.'"
The Panther XL allows the player to "Free-Look" totally independent of the direction of travel. With this independent control you can run one direction and fire in another without breaking stride. You can also "slide" around corners with your gun always aimed in front of you, ready for anything. John Romero, Co-creator of Quake, famously said, "If you wanna crack skulls with the big boys, get a Panther XL."