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Greatest 2D Fighter Ever?
Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:18 PM
--King of Fighters 2002--
This is my favourite KOF game ever. I actually wished that EOlith would create the next king of fighters. Sure they did mess up big time with KOF2001, but oh man did they make up for it. The max mode introduced in kof2k2 opened up a whole new way to create and link combos together. The music was a vast improvment over 2k1 and the speed of the gameplay felt perfect. Also, it had a vast amount of characters including evil orochi characters and clone kyo.
--King of Fighters 2003--
SNK returns to what they do best...making great fighters. Although I truely believe that this was a great game, i don't think it stacks up to kof2k2. I actually got bored of this game a few times i went through it. Its a really fast game and the AI is kinda stupid. I beat it so many times in one day that it lost its appeal. Its not a major improvement of 2k2, they actually went back in time and took 2000/2001 sound samples instead of taking them from 2k2. They even recycled lots of svc sound samples too.
--Guilty Gear X--
Although I haven't played the first one, if the sequel is any indication of quality, then this game must be a classic. I can tell from the character line up and graphics that this is very similar to the GGXX.
--Guilty Gear X2--
The mother of all fighters. Guilty Gear X2 has the best audio/visual in any 2D fighter. With its deep gameplay and unique characters, the game can't be surpassed by any other (IMO). Not only does it have a distinct movelist for all its characters, the production quality is very apparent. If you have bought the ps2 version, it offers more value than any other 2D fighter with hidden movies, story and mission mode, and other unique features. No SNK or Capcom fighter has ever implemented such value in their games.
--Street Fighter 3RD Strike--
Possibly the best street fighter ever made. The new graphics sprites and liquid animation is a clear example why street fighter fans still love this old game. Although the gameplay is very slow, the parry system provides a lot of strategy and is difficult to master. The value of this game isn't great. There are only a few modes to play and internet is not availiable in North America. The music is alright but some stages have awful sound.
--Street Figher Alpha 3--
My favourite street fighter! A huge assortment of characters are available and has great music to go with it. Its a very fast game and offers 3 different grooves to choose from. Too bad there is no dashing of sorts which makes the game a bit stiff. The graphics are so so but its on the old cps2 engine.
--Mortal Kombat Trilogy--
I've only played mortal kombat 3 so far. I've never got into this game. But being one of the latest 2D mortal kombat games, it offers a bunch of characters and whole new fatalities.
--Marvel vs Capcom 2--
Marvel vs Capcom 2 is a arcade hit to fans of Capcom. This game offers the speed and excitement of Guilty Gear and Kof 2003. You can do sick combos going past the hundreds. The game is great in gameplay..but no one can deny the fact that it has god awful music and can be a huge button mashing game.
--Capcom vs SNK 2--
Capcom vs Snk2 is one of the best cross over games to date. It features an absolutly astounding cast of characters. Each of the SNK characters have been redrawn and given a higher resolution. With a sick techno sounding soundtrack, its a great game in the sound department. The only complaints that I have it that its ridiculously slow for a game with snk characters. Good thing on the ps2 you can change the speed
I don't know much about darkstalkers, I've played it a few times but it was really boring.
--SNK vs Capcom--
Another Cross over game, but this time its SNK's turn to do the dirty work. Svc is a great fighting game that offers speed and excitement to capcom and snk fans. The music is okay but the graphics are a huge dissapointment. It can't compare to CVS 2 in the music and graphics area. SNK does redraw most of the Capcom characters but some look better than others. Too bad svc chaos doesn't have too much value. There are holes in gameplay (collision detection/ no air blocking or rolling). And there isn't even a 3 on 3 mode...wtf? Another dissapointment is that the boss battles are hard to achieve, and you can only get the good endings from them. Plus, i think they should've made a better character select menu, the current one is a bit too...well, it makes the game seem to have very little characters.
Well my vote is for Guilty Gear X2....whats yours?
Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:35 PM
The matches are always fluid, fast, and unpredictable, even if you are sometimes going against an expert. Counters and the RAGE system from Samurai Showdown add those spicy twists to the gameplay. My vote: CvsSNK2.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:43 PM
--> Street Fighter Alpha 3
It's too damn good with lots of characters, moves, all original Capcom Style. Lots of great power up moves and stuff like that. Gameplay is great and I got to admit this game blew Street Fighter Alpha 2 out of the water. I think it's even better than Street Fighter 3rd Strike, probabally a lot of people would disagree though.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:59 PM
Ah damn it...Where's Last Blade 2? It rules.
Edited by Agozer, 08 February 2004 - 05:59 PM.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 06:37 PM
Posted 08 February 2004 - 06:53 PM
Plus, More favorite characters are in SFA3
Posted 08 February 2004 - 07:50 PM
Now they just have to make Capcom vs. SNK 3.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 08:13 PM
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