Lets clear this up, if youíre looking for someone who's gonna bash street fighter due to some issue I may have with the gameplay, graphics or whatever you came to the wrong place buddy.
I'm a gamer, like many of you and consider myself to be a pretty good one at that not amazing but good in my own right, oh and experienced too. But street fighter reminded me of something, something buried in the dark trenches of my soul. A recent inadequacy Iíve been having when it came to fighting games, that no matter how much I enjoyed or how many hours I spent concocting tactics , the wall
that didn't allow me to enjoy fighting games of today.
a wall that separates the manliest of men
Fighting games of recent have always been a letdown for me, the bright side use to be you and one mate or a couple test your skills at each other and see how who's the best at knocking the crap out of the others .But that's just half the fun, the trash talk surrounding it, the gloating for the winner the tension as gamers pride are put on the line and just the basic joy you got out of the moment, whether youíre the winner or loser. Fighting games have always been the best games to play with friends in my opinion.
But now with the introduction of online play (the wall and everything after) , leaderboards and all that other things can you really consider yourself good anymore. You can't be the best among your mates or the legend in your area, why? Cos there's someone ready to kick your ass online and prove how miserable you really are at the game. Another problem? Gamers have always been a lazy bunch, so now that they don't have to get off their ass and face you mano e mano. They can just play by simply connecting through the internet not matter how far away you are, so the tension the gloating and all them special qualities seem to have disappeared. So even if fighting games may not have dropped in quality this generation they still have been lacking that special quality they use to have.
These fears I've been having with the recent generation of fighting games have been highlighted by street fighter IV. With its record sales, everyone seems to own a copy and everyone wants to play you to prove their worth but guess where they want to play you...online. It looks like fighting games seem to have lost their glory with first the death of the arcades and now local play although not that prominent it seems to be suffering as well.
So you know what? Screw Xbox live! You want to play me? Gonna have to come to my house my buddy otherwise Iím not playiní. Or better yet I wonít buy the game then publishers like Capcom will learn to push forward the old glory days of these games. So what if its sold 2 million copies in a week? Theyíll definitely listen to an individual who ranting on the internet about how they should alter the whole generation of fighting games by a solution not even considered by the person who came up with the initial matter. Right?RIGHT?!
P.S my first blog and I havenít even introduced myself on Destructoid , this was kind of a rushed article since I want to publish it while this was still on my mind. Thanks for reading!
P.S P.S this was very rushed and not proof read so ignore the lack of depth in every area possible and criticise every point of my article so I will improve.
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