So, who else played it? I’m not expecting a lot of you, but anyway…this is probably the best fighting game Capcom put out since…well, Third Strike in my opinion. Everything flows together rather well considering the sprite differences, some issues have been fixed (Alex’s Air Stampede covers a lot more ground…the SF2 characters hit a hell of a lot harder than the others to compensate for their lack of options…Darkstalkers characters don’t PWN massively everyone…V-Combos are toned down…)
Either way, I’m currently using a team of Zangief/Guy.
I’ve been wanting to play it. I’ve been checking stores for the last few days, and it’s not anywhere. I’ve decided that whichever game i find first between fighting evolution and MGS3 is what I’ll get first.
ANyways, I’ve heard it was pretty good. But, how is the game in terms of balance? You say it’s the best Capcom fighter since 3S, but that doesn’t say much to me because 3S was rather poorly balanced, I think. I know that if I played it, my team would almost certainly be Guile and Chun-Li.
I find it rather well balanced when it comes to the different fighting systems. I haven’t played it much (got San Andreas at the same time, plus I’ve got to finish lots of things and play some DDR…so…I’m a bit overgamed at the moment). I’m biased towards the SF2 characters at the moment. You’ll definitely like the SF2 characters, since they don’t have anything you wouldn’t find in ST except maybe a second super.
It had better not be “balanced” the way MvC2 was, in the sense that everyone has some sort of unfair advantage and with the insane variety, it works via the “there’s got to be some way to beat someone else’s unfair advantage!” principle.
EDIT: Oh, and for some reason, my succubus fetish outweighs my catgirl fetish right now.
Nah Yar, that’s X-Men Vs Street Fighter in XMvSF, every character was cheap in one way or another, and it was your ability to exploit them that made you good. MvC2 is just four people. The rest can’t compete worth shit
Actually, the biggest claim I’ve read towards the balance of the game (At Shoryuken.com’s forums) is that the game is a ‘counter-character’ sort of game. Is that true?
Perhaps my first impression is a little skewed cause the suck ass controllers at gamestop and the faded beaten up LCD screen of the 3 year old PS2 display. But I thought the game sucked ass.
Most likely controll and video suck issues, but I’m willing to rent it and give it a shot. I certainly dont think its better than 3rd Strike, but it MAY be good or at par with CVS2 if there is enough quality where it counts…
And where the FUCK is Ken? Screw you capcom, screw you.
If the game isn’t better than 3rd Strike or CvS2, I’ll be fuggin shocked. CvS2 was really onto something though, and my impressions of what people have said about CFE makes it sound like it’s a finetuning of CvS2 ideas. In any case, I just hope it’s rad.