You'd have a point if we were talking about single player games, but fighting games are primarily multiplayer affairs. If everyone else is playing the most up to date version of the game, you will 1) not find anyone who wants to play the old and busted version, and 2) be out of practiced with the newer rulesets. And there have been a lot of changes in FS (subtle they may be) that warrant being familiar with them. Besides, why would you buy a game if all you want is a small sampling? That's what demos are for.
I may have said it before, but my only experience with NiGHTS has been the Wii sequel, which I liked. I can't notice the more intrinsic physics problems (everything seems to feel the same as JoD), but even I noticed the movement issues (though I did hear about them from a NiGHTS forum first, so it may have been an issue of me never being able to unnotice it).
*cough*Garou: Mark of the Wolves*cough*
*cough, cough*Marvel Vs. Capcom 2*cough, cough*
I did preface my statement by asking how much of a CAG and level of play one could aim for. Just yesterday, I finally released all my filters and now can see ads on my dashboard (non-beta) just so I can get some of those free avatar items I've been hearing about, and lo I found there's some really cheap Skittles pinball. Sure that dashboard game doesn't hold a candle to the other XBLA pinball titles, but I can imagine if one was at the extreme end of miserly on the 360 how that and demo tables on Pinball FX2
will suffice. KrayzieKMF and johnpap implied they did have the first Virtua Fighter 5 Online
already, so I felt that it does matter a bit if they really would prefer not to spend 600MSP for gameplay tweaks and a couple of new characters. Some people could be in situations where a demo is enough (I wish I did that with Sonic Unleashed
Like my question about the Blops and zombie maps (BTW, thanks vantheman), I had intended to only play the game with close friends in private matches, so relating to fighting games it is possible a person could choose to restrict his/her choice of competition to a small closed circle. One can choose the kind of community they want with their game sometimes.
I have also found cases where the older version is preferred to newer versions, for example I found a wonderful community which still enjoys playing Street Fighter Alpha 2
(Street Fighter Zero 2
in Japan) on GGPO and it is widely preferred there over the newer Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold
(Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha
in Japan) on GGPO [my losses has been captured by others to youtube, and now exists in the pool of the internet forever >_<]. Also the case with specific years of King of Fighters like 98 and 2002 (I even like 13) being standout even with newer editions available as well. Even with more features, Hyper Street Fighter 2
(not to be confused with Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
) doesn't seem to be preferred to Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
(Super Street Fighter 2X
in Japan) on GGPO. Different rule sets are just, different rule sets ... newer doesn't always mean better or more popular.
After all that, just because I do like Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
, I'd recommend it at 600MSP, and I own vanilla Virtua Fighter 5 Online
on 360 as well. I also gotta get NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams
on the Wii one day, and I still intend on getting a Wii one day too, my blind fandom knows no bounds.
Glad you enjoyed the Double Dragon article, Chrono.
Hehe, you busted me for calling you "East-X" once, now it's my turn =P. I'm "Crono" as in the early SNES localization only supplied enough room for 5 characters so the h was dropped from the character name. There is a Chrono that's also on this thread, ChronoGear which I met randomly once before on Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
^^. Anyway, I did find your Double Dragon 2 imports article wonderfully informative, also I cheer that you have an awesome Bomberman collection! ^^
Edited by Crono-00, 06 October 2012 - 07:53 PM.
Waiting to see if XBLA Girl Fight will be coughed out