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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Maiden Masher - Fighting Game Thread Version 2.0 Reply with quote

Meteoslasher's ever popular thread, brought back by yours truly.

I hope he gets around to coming back soon, he is never on AIM.

I'll start off with that blasted rant of mine, feel free to do whatever you want though.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The fighting game world through my eyes.
Current mood: nostalgic
Category: Games

The year is 1987, where a gaming company called Capcom is about to build a foundation that would add a new genre for decades to come.

The first Street Fighter game was not liked by many, in fact hardly anyone knows it existed. People often think they played it but really only have Street Fighter II in memory. It was a decent game, originally had two buttons (punch and kick) and how hard you hit the buttons determined the strength of the attacks. They eventually made versions with the six-button layout. Either way the controls were very bad and you could only play as our friend Ryu on the player 1 slot or Ken if you played on the player 2 slot. Characters were Ryu, Ken, Joe, Mike, Lee, Gen, Retsu, Geki, Birdie and Eagle... Featuring Adon and Sagat as final bosses. At times the game could be brutally difficult, but as I said it wasn't the best game ever made. Only until recently was it even ported, at the moment it is currently on Capcom Classics Collection Vol.2 on PSP and PS2.

So, around the time NES was popular Capcom decides to make the story do a 180 and released an adventure/platform game called Street Fighter 2010... Yes thats right, 2010. The game was 20 years ahead of us, thats how incredibly great it is right...? Wrong. So for some reason you're Ken (dressed as if he belongs in Contra) years after winning the Street Fighter Tournament he finds his friend Troy (?) was turned into jelly and their special "invention" was stolen from their lab... Ken won that tournament 25 years ago, so he is pretty rusty but it's nothing his bio-suit and cytoplasm energy can't handle! Ken travels through space to different planets fighting aliens trying to piece it all together.

If you think I'm joking you're wrong, dead wrong. This game exists and let me tell you it's actually one of the most entertaining games I have ever played. I mean, I can't wait... 2010 is coming up and my bio-suit is in the mail, can't wait to go to intergalactic clubs and fight monsters with my cytoplasm.

Okay... So a year later Capcom lost so much money over that game they couldn't afford the drugs they were on when they made it and figured they had to do something fast... Something crazy.

"Maybe instead of making Street Fighter 2010... We make Street Fighter II!"

...and there you have it. That game everyone and their dog played as a child, was released. Started with 8 characters and 4 unplayable bosses. Only characters that made it from the first one were Ryu, Ken (bio-suit free) and Sagat... Not counting Joe punching Mike in the intro to Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. This game took the arcades by storm and everyone was playing frantically... Generally doing something stupid like rapidly pressing punch with Blanka or just hitting high punch with Dhalsim. Street Fighter II was so good it seemed like they made at least 6 different versions of it in the arcade, even more on ports. I was glad to see a playable Vega. It got rather annoying after a while but hey, the last version (Super Street Fighter II Turbo) brought us our very own Akuma.

The series spawned media in all directions, anime, cartoons and even a live action film featuring Jean Claude Van Damne which somehow after failing so terribly in sales managed to get it's own game. After all this time of remakes and whatnot the fighting game world takes a long break as far as popularity is concerned.

Street Fighter Alpha comes around, which was good. Brought back characters from the first game like Birdie... Who is white for some reason and introduced characters that were originally from Final Fight. All in all, this was a great series. Street Fighter Alpha 3 was definitelythe best Street Fighter game for a long time. At least I'd say so, Vega finally came back in it and they even explain that Birdie was suffering from a disease in the first game that made him pale. All is well now, gaps filled.

Street Fighter EX came around the same time, the series went 3D and didn't provide much interest on my or anyone's part really. I mean it threw in quite a few new characters not worthy of the franchise that all seemed to lack personality. Bad idea, fun for a laugh and thats it... I mean would you really want Area in a future game? If you like Skullomania that much, make them replace Dan.

Throughout Capcom's existance they havent had many actual fighting game series. Next to no one played Darkstalkers, even with the anime based on NightWarriors: Darkstalker's Revenge... They introduced Rival Schools and Star Gladiator... Not much was going on. They made some games licensed by Marvel Comics that did a good job and a couple of crossover ones (X-Men vs Street Fighter/Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter) that did a considerable "wake up" for the genre.

Neo-Geo and SNK however have made so many different fighting games it should be illegal. A good thing it isn't because they definitely did one hell of a job. Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Samurai Shodown, Last Blade, King of Fighters... and those were just the popular ones. They've produced so many good games and all of their stories run so deep SNK has even made a couple of mistakes in the timeline... Unlike Capcom, where mistakes are brought on by lack of caring. All of these games were gaining major popularity in Japan but for some reason all that happened here was a result of people like me getting insulted by people still comparing things to Street Fighter. I can't explain to you well enough how much I got ridiculed for playing games from the Neo-Geo console... It was even getting hard to find one at the time.

Personally, before SNK died during the making of King of Fighters 2000 they were the best company in my opinion. They definitely wern't the master of cliche fighting game characters such as Capcom. Characters actually were more than a guy in a karate uniform, Terry Bogard and Iori Yagami speak for themselves and that is just two people. Capcom however has a way of insulting other companies... Such as the creation of Dan during Street Fighter Alpha whom is a mockery of characters from Art of Fighting. Because of this issue, SNK got branded a copycat because of the one game they made that had a character similar to Ryu and people like me were forced to be insulted for liking the company. Really though, was Ryu the first guy in a karate uniform shooting fireballs? Has anyone watched Dragonball? Even my friends seemed to feed into it. You could not explain anything and if you did people did not care, they were simply gay for Street Fighter. In Japan it was a different story. Everyone carried a Neo-Geo Pocket and the arcades were filled with Neo-Geo Arcade Machines. Capcom and SNK were harsh rivals.

So Capcom makes Marvel vs. Capcom, a very well put together game. This game had all you could ask for from the title and had great sales. Still, people just were not into this genre as much as it seems to be now but it was slowly moving up. Capcom, in an attempt to have no creativity decided to do the opposite for Marvel vs. Capcom 2. This time they grabbed every sprite they could from prior games, stripped the characters of a few moves, made a terrible soundtrack that had nothing to do with either Marvel or Capcom, put some boring stages all into one game and called it a day. Honestly, the air combo system was great when it was balanced but now all I have to look forward to is seeing a blur of nonsense by everyone playing as Cable, Storm and Sentinel and acting like they invented it. I don't know about you but I play as my favorites and I seriously doubt this is the mindframe of these cheap bastards.

So what is the result of this mess? Eruption of the fanbase. Everyone is playing this game, and I mean everyone. People have been out of the loop for so long that they saw all of the characters it had, seriously thought it was original and went nuts over it. I have never seen such a piece of junk in my life, but it starts... Crossover games are popular.

So what can Capcom do now? They never had a problem with Marvel since they were already making games for them at the time... What kind of crossover could they do now? Looks like SNK is going out of business. They're popular in Japan but that country is only so big you know? So Capcom stretches out their hand and says... "It's alright, I'll take care of you."

Capcom vs. SNK is released. Good game, once again popularity goes to the sky. SNK gave Capcom the right to use their characters, and for once SNK is accepted in the USA. All is going well correct?

Capcom: "Well, we forgot to mention one thing."
SNK: "Whats that?"
Capcom: "You're not getting any money."

SNK is dead, Capcom is rich and the fighting game fanbase is now full of people who really don't care about the series that actually provides these crossover games... So we hear rumors of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom vs. SNK... What is the next step? Well Capcom did make Street Fighter III not too long before, it introduced the brilliant parrying system. This series brought in the real money at the time of the third game in the installment though... (Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike)

Naturally, Capcom vs. SNK 2 comes out, even more morons are introduced to a genre they've been ignoring... Which is fine, I've no problem with people actually getting into it and doing research but it seems I run into few people who actually know anything about the characters in these games and call themselves hardcore fans, and I'm somehow thrown in the category of poser? I remember when I was the only person cosplaying as an SNK character at conventions. Not to mention now all of the Darkstalkers fans that came about through this franchise... I swear if you could get an honest answer from people who claim to like the series they would say they found out about Morrigan from a crossover game or when they were looking up porn on the internet. I'm telling you, it's not good.

So what is SNK going to do?
Are they just going to die?
No it looks like they're going to come back somewhat as SNK/Playmore... So what happens? We get alot of promised games that never get released ultimately and if they do anything at all it is a butchery of King of Fighters, the only game people know from SNK these days which is rather sad, since KoF was a collaboration of the greatest of their fighting game characters put together. So many different companies have had their way with SNK's characters at this point I have had a hard time keeping track of who is still a lisenced character or not. This King of Fighters: Maximum Impact is a little too much for me... The english voice acting is painful to my ears, and it hardly feels like KoF to begin with.

So what is going on now, right now?

Lets see... Capcom vs. SNK 2 still reigns even though SNK/Playmore had their own version called SNK vs. Capcom Chaos. People play Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike and King of Fighters XI. Thats right, its in roman numberals now. Every company is now releasing so many 'collections' it is hard to conceive... Yet here I sit with every port of every game or collection avaliable to the consumer. Outside of the two major companies there is one called Sammy that is actually winning the attention with it's Guilty Gear series. Good games, awesome music, nice gameplay... A little too anime for me but I still play it. That is my problem personally, I play every single game I seem to hate. I have not truly turned down a 2D fighter as of yet, it is just frustrating to see 80% of the fanbase be filled with fools.

It is very easy to point someone out when they don't know what they're talking about. Problem is getting them to understand that... Arrogance and Ignorance seem to come together alot. Naturally alot of it is that you want to win, who wouldn't? Yet I've seen guys bring in their girlfriends to laugh at you in the background when they win, even if they're playing as a boss character? Someone is obviously begging for attention. Lately people have been using a program on PC called Mugen in which you can program your own fighter. It takes a decent mind to actually set it up but most just download data from friends or websites. Alot of the games seem to have ripped sprites from other games and some hand-drawn additions of their own all smashed into one giant game, even worse than Marvel vs. Capcom 2... Since I am the one of few who can notice all that is stolen... Characters, moves, stages, music. On top of this I have to remind people that Ghost Rider is definitely not a fighting game character and neither is Magus from Chrono Trigger. What do I want? Sadly I'd rather be back in the insult department before all of this crossover nonsense. At least back then all I had to see was people insult the games I liked, not claim fandom at the last possible second and talk trash about it.

...and they ask what made me the Insanitist.

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So there...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've said it once, and I'll say it again; great rant. It really hits a lot of points that are sadly true, but I guess things will always be that way. But, either way, I do wish more 2-D fighters would be made. Sadly, the only thing fighting game fans have to look forward to in terms of a new game is Virtua Fighter 5. The game looks great and I won't judge it until I play it, but I will always favor 2-D fighters.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite games.

Vampire
Vampire Hunter
Vampire Savior
Vampire Hunter 2
Vampire Savior 2

Capcom Fighting Jam

King of Fighters 1995
King of Fighters 1996
King of Fighters 1997
King of Fighters 1998

SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: The Return Reply with quote

Awesome. It almost feels like going to work on a Saturday on the forums now. Feels like the same place, but something is odd. Oh well, at least Insanitist took the liberty in creating the new fighter thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Errr... That talk we had on AIM about being married was very, very odd in that case.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about what we were talking about, but yeah, I feel like an ass (as I should). It put me in some odd predicaments. As I said, man, I'm sorry. I don't know what else to say.

I used to have a really bad paranoia problem for some reason... but I also used to be rather soft spoken and anti-social. Now I'm the exact opposite.

Anyway... PM me on the specifics of that conversation if you remember anything about it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The Return Reply with quote

Meteoslasher wrote:
Awesome. It almost feels like going to work on a Saturday on the forums now. Feels like the same place, but something is odd. Oh well, at least Insanitist took the liberty in creating the new fighter thread.

Well since we have a new board... you get a new Meteo. I'll drop the character and come clean with a couple things:

- I'm not really married - I'm actually completely single... women around here REALLY suck. So, I'm in the boat with most of you single guys. The only difference is that I'm not exactly looking.

- I'm not a Real-Estate Agent - I successfully invest in it... but it's not a full-time job.

Other than that, everything else is true. Sorry if you felt lied to; I meant no harm. I, for some reason back when I registered, felt that I had to hide my identity (that's why I have never posted a picture). I'm just tired of it and this seemed like a nice opportunity.


Yay, Meteo's here!! Thanks for re-joining VGM. ^_^ That goes for everybody, by the way. << >>
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, your wife is imaginary, j/k
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I don't really care, whatever suits you man. You really havent wronged me, Hahahaha.

Your fighting game knowledge and opinions are still plausible.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good to hear. Why I felt the need to do that is completely beyond me.

Anyway... if we're posting favorite fighters (in no particular order):

2D Fighters

KOF '96
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Capcom Vs. SNK 2
Art of Fighting 3
Garou MOTW
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
KOF '99
KOF 2003
SVC Chaos (They could have done better, but there's some things I really enjoy about the game)
Capcom Vs. SNK
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Darkstalkers Chronicles/3
Guilty Gear X2

3D Fighters

Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Fighter 4
Virtua Fighter 2
Tekken 4
Project Justice
Buriki-One
Tekken Tag

I'll edit that if I remember any others.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what you're trying to get at with your essay Obli is you wish the Capcom Vs series. was never invented, our fave companies are doing nothing but re-releasing old games, and most FG fans are idiots.

My fave fighters

Melty Blood: ReACT
King of Fighters 03, 98
Garou MOTW
Street Fighter Alpha 2 and 3
SNK vs. Capcom Chaos
Soul Caliber 1 and 2
DOA 2: Hardcore (Well, I like it because its simple, there's plenty of unlockables, and it was my second ps2 game)

I'd like GGX2 if I didn't suck so bad with everyone except Slayer and if the gameplay system wasn't so complicated and SF3: TS I suck at too.\


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about, because of those games anyway.

Great concept but they went overboard.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God Mode's webcomic fighting parody

http://www.godmodeonline.com/d/20070221.html
http://www.godmodeonline.com/d/20070223.html
http://www.godmodeonline.com/d/20070226.html
http://www.godmodeonline.com/d/20070228.html
http://www.godmodeonline.com/

I like in the 4th comic, the kid says "If you played the PC version of RE4 you'd have this killing intent too."
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really have to say I wish they'd have kept the background/foreground transitioning for Mark of the Wolves.

That was Fatal Fury's main feature.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of my favorite fighters (no particular order):

Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Guilty Gear X2
Soul Calibur 1 & 2
Fatal Fury
King of Fighters '99
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Guess they dropped the background/foreground for MOTW cuz it's probably meant to be new. Notice it doesn't have Desenstu in the Garou name.

Old news but did anyone know Capcom is making a new 3d fighter that's based on the anime Kenichi? its cel shaded.

http://www.capcom.co.jp/kenichi/

http://www.the-magicbox.com/0702/game070213d.shtml

GG Accent Core to PS2 with a New Generation mode. Possible US launch (turns out the Wii version was just a rumor)
http://www.siliconera.com/index.php/2007/03/02/guilty-gear-xx-accent-core-coming-to-ps2/


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I am so thankful that Guilty Gear Accent Core for the Wii was a rumor. Look at the DBZ game that released for the Wii; the controls made that game utter garbage in my opinion. Having to hold in buttons, move a cursor off the screen with the motion sensing, bring the cursor back onto the screen, and then release the buttons you were holding in to do a special move does not make for a fun fighting game; I do not own it, my friend does, but I cannot stand how they implemented the controls. The Wii is not a system for fighters of any kind unless they make a wireless arcade stick for the system, end of story.

But, just imagine how fast Guilty Gear games play...and put in motion sensing controls; that is a recipe for either disaster or huge arm muscles....or both. Personally (and I do love the Guilty Gear games for their speed) I would never touch the game if they actually released it on the Wii. The lack of buttons on the Wii remote would mean they would have to use the motion sensing or either the Classic Controller which doesn't seem up to fighting games if you ask me. But, that is just all my opinion *end Dingo Rant*
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Master Ace wrote:
So what you're trying to get at with your essay Obli is you wish the Capcom Vs series. was never invented, our fave companies are doing nothing but re-releasing old games, and most FG fans are idiots.

My fave fighters

Melty Blood: ReACT
King of Fighters 03, 98
Garou MOTW
Street Fighter Alpha 2 and 3
SNK vs. Capcom Chaos
Soul Caliber 1 and 2
DOA 2: Hardcore (Well, I like it because its simple, there's plenty of unlockables, and it was my second ps2 game)

I'd like GGX2 if I didn't suck so bad with everyone except Slayer and if the gameplay system wasn't so complicated and SF3: TS I suck at too.\


Well, what's sad about most people who love Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is that they're more of your EA/Rockstar game players (much like MK).

SFA2 was pretty good. I just liked it because is had more of a SF2 feel than SFA3 with the more recognizable music, backgrounds and small but well-rounded character roster. I sometimes find myself in the mood for that instead.

I remember the opening edit feature that Soul Calibur had for Dreamcast. It was quite entertaining to put Sigfreid or Nightmare into one of the womens' spots and laugh at his lack of masculinity.

You would expect me to complain about DOA2 being on your list, but I can't. It was one of the more recognizable Dreamcast titles and it was one of the few titles that could prove what the hardware could do. It's a shame that Sega felt that they needed to discontinue the console. It already had a big fan base and a better game library than the N64 (which seemed to survive). Not to mention that it wasn't just hardcore players that had the console. I knew a lot of casual gamers with it as well.
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Dingo wrote:
I am so thankful that Guilty Gear Accent Core for the Wii was a rumor. Look at the DBZ game that released for the Wii; the controls made that game utter garbage in my opinion. Having to hold in buttons, move a cursor off the screen with the motion sensing, bring the cursor back onto the screen, and then release the buttons you were holding in to do a special move does not make for a fun fighting game; I do not own it, my friend does, but I cannot stand how they implemented the controls. The Wii is not a system for fighters of any kind unless they make a wireless arcade stick for the system, end of story.

But, just imagine how fast Guilty Gear games play...and put in motion sensing controls; that is a recipe for either disaster or huge arm muscles....or both. Personally (and I do love the Guilty Gear games for their speed) I would never touch the game if they actually released it on the Wii. The lack of buttons on the Wii remote would mean they would have to use the motion sensing or either the Classic Controller which doesn't seem up to fighting games if you ask me. But, that is just all my opinion *end Dingo Rant*


I really hate DBZ for Wii and I couldn't stomach a 2D fighter that didn't use the classic controller (not the Gamecube controller).

*Shutters to thought of playing the Gamecube version of CVS2:EO again*
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, and last 2D Fighter on the Gamecube.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank the Lord that it was the last 2-D fighter on the Cube. I love my Game Cube, but the controller was horrible for fighters.

Anyway, as an update, I just bought the Hori Fighting Stick 2 for the PS2. Now I can finally get an arcade feel since there are none here; and where there are arcades (the beach and theme parks), you just have those light gun games instead of fighters.
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And even if there is a fighter at a theme park/beach arcade, there is a 97.4% chance that something is wrong with the controls.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the arcade right around my corner replaced the new KoF XI with a SF III: Third Strike Cabinet that has a broken stick.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ick. Oh well, at least your local arcade actually carries playable titles. My arcade is like the one Dingo described: Shooters and Drivers. I can't stand for it... damn new management. I guess that's all dumb hillbilly redneck 20 year old will play.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my family is going to the beach for vacation again this year as well. The only fighter they have there is Street Fighter Ex which I just do not enjoy; aside from that you can play those racing games where you sit on the stationary motorcycle...or Area 51 again for the millionth time.
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LOL there's plans for releasing a Art of Fighting Anthology...Looks like games with irratating controls are coming back in fashion ¬_¬
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Dingo wrote:
I think my family is going to the beach for vacation again this year as well. The only fighter they have there is Street Fighter Ex which I just do not enjoy; aside from that you can play those racing games where you sit on the stationary motorcycle...or Area 51 again for the millionth time.


I usually head down to The Outer Banks, NC with my friends and family every year and there's no sight of an arcade down there it seems. But on the way, there's this truck stop Shocked that always seems to have the newest games. As I said in one of my posts on the old board, truck stops are always havens for new arcades for me. The first time I played KOF XI, Buriki-One, Soul Calibur 2, Time Crisis 3, Ehrgeiz and Garou: MOTW were all at truck stops (not too mention a few more less notable titles).

Not too mention this particular truck stop has some nice restaurants inside (fast-food and sit down) and just about any beverage you can think of (The only time I ever saw Diet Mr. Pibb and Fruit Punch Minute Maid Soda).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: AOF Anthology Reply with quote

seabass wrote:
LOL there's plans for releasing a Art of Fighting Anthology...Looks like games with irratating controls are coming back in fashion ¬_¬


Yeah, I heard about this a while ago. I'm not too sure if I'd want that or not.

I still need to track down a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version of the original AOF. It had the best control, even better than the original NG version. The graphics look about the same and it doesn't have that annoying camera zoom.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The US SNKP forum has a board for AOFC

Anyone have anything to say about Kenichi? Looks like Project Justice.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Kenichi Reply with quote

I'm not exactly sure what to say about Kenichi. I have little interest in Anime at the moment. I'm also rather turned off by cel-shaded games.

If it did release this way, I'd rent it for the sake of at least playing it. At least it's Capcom and not Bandai (Ugh... how many crappy anime games can a company make?).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



...Yeah. I'm getting pretty sick of Sol. I think it's his fangirls.
Alot of girls obsess over characters in anime or games that they've hardly even put time into.

But yes... There you have it.

I'm guessing Guilty Gear is trying to cover every genre possible...
-waits for first person shooter now-
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insanitist wrote:


...Yeah. I'm getting pretty sick of Sol. I think it's his fangirls.
Alot of girls obsess over characters in anime or games that they've hardly even put time into.

But yes... There you have it.

I'm guessing Guilty Gear is trying to cover every genre possible...
-waits for first person shooter now-


*dies a little on the inside*

This just seems like a bad idea initially intended to bring more people into the series.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally... I'm kind of tired of seeing game series come out, especially something like Guilty Gear. Where there are a ton of characters, all acting like they know eachother, having past ties, but then NEVER going anywhere with it. They never let you know what happened, they just make one or two games with more questions than answers so when you get it you feel like you're in the middle of some kind of long-running series and that all will be answered... But all you get is a let-down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They probably also assume that most of their GG fan base will also buy it. Hopefully, nobody will and we can brush this little mistake under a rug.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I only the one who doesn't Guilty Gear 2 isn't a bad idea? Well, ok I don't like the series much and it not being a fighter anymore is stupid. Now its a Dynasty Warriors type of game but at least its not another stupid update to GGXX. Although does this make Guilty Gear X and XX irrevelent plot wise?

But did you guys know that Capcom's new 2D fighter is being made by Arc System Works? and that game was a 3D game originally and also DW clone? Heh, polar opposites.

http://www.destructoid.com/capcom-announces-basara-cross-lessens-pain-of-guilty-gear-2-35728.phtml
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know all of this doesn't pertain to fighters, but I'll just post everything; all of this is taken directly from SNK Playmore USA's site:

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SNK PLAYMORE USA Announces 2007 Tokyo Game Show Line-up
Wall, NJ – Sept. 21, 2007 – SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, the U.S. publishing arm of the SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION, today announced its 2007/2008 line-up at the Tokyo Game Show 2007, being held Sept. 20-23 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

“We’re pleased to once again be bringing fans more of the quality fighting and great arcade games they’ve come to expect from us,” said Ben Herman, president of SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION, “and with the addition of a number of downloadable console titles, SNK aficionados will have even more options available to them.”

The SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION Tokyo Game Show 2007 line-up is as follows:

THE KING OF FIGHTERS COLLECTION: THE OROCHI SAGA (Wii™, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system)

METAL SLUG 7 (Nintendo DS™)

SNK ARCADE CLASSICS Volume 1 (PlayStation 2 system, PSP® system)

SAMURAI SHODOWN ANTHOLOGY (Wii™, PlayStation 2 system)

METAL SLUG 3 (Xbox LIVE® Arcade)

SAMURAI SHODOWN 2 (Xbox LIVE Arcade)

FATAL FURY (Wii™ Virtual Console™)

WORLD HEROES (Wii Virtual Console)

MAGICIAN LORD (Wii Virtual Console)

In addition to console titles, SNK PLAYMORE will also be announcing three new arcade titles at the Tokyo Game show:

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XII

KING OF FIGHTERS: MAXIMUM IMPACT REGULATION “A” 2

SAMURAI SHOWDOWN SEN (JAPANESE TITLE)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully, all the digital downloads for the Wii and 360 sell well for SNK.

Hurray for SNK Arcade Classics and Samsho Anthology!

Another update to KOF2006/MI2? They already came out with KOFMIRA in Japan already and the title doesn't make sense.

KOFXI and NGBC are supposed to be coming out in the US in October...November...or never...maybe delayed again like all of their past releases. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master Ace wrote:
Hopefully, all the digital downloads for the Wii and 360 sell well for SNK.

I hope that they will sell also; mainly because the sales of these games may affect the games the US gets in the future.

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KOFXI and NGBC are supposed to be coming out in the US in October...November...or never...maybe delayed again like all of their past releases. Rolling Eyes

I haven't checked on the release dates recently, but I'm pretty sure they are both slated for a mid to late October release.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

decided to just your quote here because it seems appropiate for this topic
Dingo wrote:
First things first, the Street Fighter tournament I went to. Since this was my first tournament, I was already going in with the mindset of not winning; which I will go ahead and say that I, of course, did not win the tournament. However, I did pretty well (better than I expected) and won a couple matches in the tournament but ultimately got knocked out of the brackets by a Urien player. I am looking forward to being able to make another tournament though; it was pretty fun and I really enjoyed it.


I just wanted to ask a few questions.
Did you use a US style arcade stick in the tournament?
Was the tournament the atmoshphere nice?
Were you nervous?
Were people cheering for you?
Did the people there reek of fighting game trash talking stench? >_>
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master Ace wrote:
I just wanted to ask a few questions.
Did you use a US style arcade stick in the tournament?
Was the tournament the atmoshphere nice?
Were you nervous?
Were people cheering for you?
Did the people there reek of fighting game trash talking stench? >_>


The cabinet we played on used US Happ tournament stick and had Japanese convex buttons (I prefer a set up of all Japanese parts though); I did use my Hori arcade stick for casual matches played on a PS2.

The atmosphere was good; it was slightly crowded due to the small size of the place where it was held (in a small restraunt), but it was overall good.

Yeah, I was pretty nervous which I think affected how I played quite a bit. I missed a lot of opportunities that I would've seen in casual matches most likely.

My girlfriend was there but other than that, no one really knew me to cheer me on.

About the trash talk, everyone I played against were very nice. You did have a couple people there who talked a little bit of trash, but overall there wasn't much trash talk (at least not in the tournament I was in). Once a match was done you'd shake hands and say "Good game".
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