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    Your favorite fighting games

    Being new here in the video games part, what are your favorite fighting game series you play casually and/or competitively?

    Mines would be-

    Soul Calibur
    Mortal Kombat
    Tekken
    Arcana Heart
    Disney Fighter V
    UMVC3
    Under Night Re-Birth
    Guilty Gear XRD
    Blazblue

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    I suck ass at fighting games but when i play them CASUALLY they are:

    Mortal Kombat 1
    Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (played this a lot at the arcades in Japan)
    Phantom Breaker
    Daemon Bride
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    I'm with Zemekis where I'm not very good at fighting games but I do enjoy to mess around with them. One that I always feel is underrated is Bushido Blade. It's sort of like Soul Calibur's more down to earth cousin. The sword fighting was much more realistic, with damage affecting you depending where you got hit (A hit to the leg will cause you to limp, getting hit in the arm will force you to fight with one hand, making your attack and defense more limited, ect.) and you could die in one hit. What made it cool was you had a variety of weapons to choose from but you had to choose wisely because some characters are better at certain weapons than others. Because how deadly the combat is, you're always on your toes, trying to gain the advantage and win. Depending how defensively you played, matches can either go on forever or end in an instant. It's such a criminally underrated game and the fact that Square hasn't made a next gen revival is a damn crime against humanity.

    I'm also big on the Soul Calibur series. Have been a fan of it since Soul Edge hit the arcades. It's a series that I've been following for sometime. I did get Soul Calibur 6 which is a solid entry to the series though I haven't been playing it often since I've been distracted by other games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    One that I always feel is underrated is Bushido Blade.
    Couldn't agree more, that game is criminally overlooked. I won't say underrated because I only ever hear great things about it, but it's absolutely been swept under the rug in the past 20 years.
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    I'm what you would call a "button masher" when it comes to fighting games. I tend not to play them but I do love me some Mortal Kombat. Been playing it since the 1st one. It was one of the first video games I played. I think I was 6 or 7 lol

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    I share a lot of your favourites. I was primarily a Sega kid growing up, and I found that those in the Sega crowd gravitated more towards the edgier Mortal Kombat than Street Fighter for instance, so Mortal Kombat was my violence vice.

    I've also always played fighting games casually. I do try to win, but I don't have the determination (or energy anymore as a boomer) to sink hundreds of hours into learning all the combos and speed/precision needed in many fighting games. I always enjoyed beat-'em-ups more than 1-v-1 fighting games and I liked being able to play them co-op with a friend. (Streets of Rage is one of my favourite game series of all time.) Regarding 16-bit, I enjoyed Shaq Fu. Don't kill me! In my defence I was six or seven years old and at that age even crappy games can be fun.

    Now we get to the PS1. I was also a big Tekken fan on that console but haven't played much of the series since. (Side note: Tekken was massive since the beginning in the UK.) I spent countless hours playing those games. I always thought Tekken 3 got too much love (even though it was fantastic) and that Tekken 2 deserved more attention. Even though I was never great at it I also got mad at button bashers.

    An overlooked and underrated arena fighter is Unholy War for PS1. I thoroughly enjoyed Soul Edge on the PS1, and later Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast. Speaking of the Dreamcast, another amazing arena fighter is the Power Stone series. I played that so often with friends. Definitely some of my best gaming memories. (The PSP ports were very well done.) One of my favourite PSP games was Tekken: Dark Resurrection. After the PSP, to be honest I've not played that many fighting games. There's Mortal Kombat 9 which I played the hell out of on the Xbox 360. I also got Tekken 6 for the same console which was good fun, but it didn't quite match up to the original trilogy.

    I got Tekken 7 on Steam. It's okay, but I hate the soundtrack. I used a tool to replace it with the PS1 music. I just don't like some of the extra gimmicks they've added recently. You don't always have to keep adding to an already great formula. I should also mention King of Fighters '98. Even though it's an older game I only started playing it a couple of years ago and I love it. I'd definitely be up for a game of that on PC (or whatever else) as it works online. Nidhogg's worth mentioning. It's a bit weird compared to anything else here but it's addictive as hell if the connection's working properly. Also, I love Divekick. Again it fits into the weird category as you only use one button, but there's a lot of strategy in that.

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    Mortal Kombat 1
    Why the original specifically? Usually I really respect original games in favourite series but to me the original Mortal Kombat didn't have that much going for it and didn't leave much of an impression. Sure, it's okay, but they seriously refined the mechanics, the player roster, the narrative and the graphics in the second game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    Why the original specifically? Usually I really respect original games in favourite series but to me the original Mortal Kombat didn't have that much going for it and didn't leave much of an impression. Sure, it's okay, but they seriously refined the mechanics, the player roster, the narrative and the graphics in the second game.
    Mortal Kombat 1 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 were the first 2 games I owned.
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    Coolzy fighting games overall for me evolved over the years from just casual meetups between friends who are the best or just playing solo fun, and now it has been everywhere on the market. Although I do miss the old days when I was in middle school(damn I feel old aha) of the days when going to the donut shop to play the next games on whatever they had on display was worth playing, and getting in trouble knowing you ditched school by accident aha

    Damn I sure miss playing stuff like the Marvel vs Capcom, Street Fighter Alphas/SFIII scene and Samurai Shodown around in those days

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