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Re: Street Fighter V

 April 20, 2021, 12:57:56 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Street Fighter V (Started by O Ilusionista December 05, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

That's funny because we keep making fun of them for being unable to move the story forward, and the one time they do a big jump forward and reboot the entire cast, they have to backtrack it 20 years later (!) because the new villain organization came out of nowhere, they have to explain how it came to be and how the previous one fell apart, they come up with more stuff to introduce and explain in-between (between Seth and G and Ed), and then they just start over because it turns out this all was "too soon".

They never even explained the entire "did Bison really survive by taking over Rose's body in that A3 ending with Guy and Rose" theory, did they ? Beside hinting at Bison's body-jumping options between the dolls and Seth but not really (and Seth going his own way in the end).
(personally, a long time ago, I imagined that Seth was meant to eventually open the way for Twelve, but now they just ???? "actually never mind" ?)
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 April 20, 2021, 12:34:28 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: Street Fighter V

 April 19, 2021, 08:11:53 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Street Fighter V (Started by O Ilusionista December 05, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

Yeah those last two words are a biiiiit too much on the nose lol. I don't understand what they saw about SF3 that's concerning.
    

Re: Will the Figthing Game genre soon disappear in your country?

 April 19, 2021, 06:33:38 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Will the Figthing Game genre soon disappear in your country? (Started by rgveda99 April 19, 2021, 07:57:38 AM
 Board: Fighting Games

Right, it wasn't completely extinct, but it went way down.
https://www.fightersgeneration.com/features/timeline.html
Compare the '94-2000 lists to the '02-'06 lists in size. The big titles left were Tekken + Soul Calibur, Guilty Gear, KoF Maximum Impact and KoF 2002 and 11, plus a few Capcom and SNK re-releases / compilations. That's basically all the big names today, but look at the difference in volume. And before 2002 you still had a whole bunch of different series : Toshinden, Plasma Sword, Power Stone, Bloody Roar, Ehrgeiz, Daraku Tenshi, Last Blade, JoJo, Darkstalkers... All that stuff never came back, but the big names (Capcom, Bamco, NRS, ArcSys, and now KoF again) just got a lot stronger on a few titles only, while we saw massive losses in diversity.
And that list doesn't even have the giant flood of anime fighting games that followed the Melty Blood / MvC-on-crack formula (it doesn't even have Melty Blood). 2003-2008 looks like a drought compared to the previous decade.
That's what both Bamco and Capcom have seen lately : Harada mentioned that the initial plans for Tekken 7 were just 2 DLC seasons then to move on, but they realized that the trend today was more one big game that is kept alive for half a decade (SF5, Tekken 7) rather than new games every 3 years. That's cool for the community on each of these games and the competitive scene, but at the same time, all the small titles have definitely died. (SNK seems to have noticed that with SamSho, I hope they intend to do the same with KoF XV, if they do they might have a chance to stay relevant this time, give us that sweet successor to the 02UM roster)
(also as you see the 3D craze started long before the Great Dying, and it was a lot more varied already)

The scene changed a lot and we lost a lot compared to the '90s, but it won't just end.
    

Re: Will the Figthing Game genre soon disappear in your country?

 April 19, 2021, 12:00:52 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Will the Figthing Game genre soon disappear in your country? (Started by rgveda99 April 19, 2021, 07:57:38 AM
 Board: Fighting Games

Yeah, it happened in early 2000s after the SF3/MvC2 boom, people kept talking about a fighting game fatigue because the market was flooded with them (and Capcom convinced themselves that SF3.3 was the pinnacle of fighting games and they would never do better so they left) so everyone somehow decided to stop making them (except Tekken I think), then when Capcom made SF4 after a few years, they somehow realized that actually people still want to play fighting games thank you very much. Fuck that noise.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 April 17, 2021, 11:34:05 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 AM
 Board: Entertainment

according to wikipedia
Hum, read that further. Starting with her infobox - team affiliations and aliases.
(but yeah, it has been expected since day one that Ross and the Thunderbolts would be involved at the very end)

Sharon's situation is really weird. There's still a chance this is a red herring and she has a specific plan with that.

edit - random theory here
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
    

Re: KoF XV

 April 15, 2021, 09:09:30 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 April 14, 2021, 08:02:50 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
 Board: Gaming

^-- Age verification on Youtube can fuck off.
    

Re: KoF XV

 April 09, 2021, 08:34:36 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: KoF XV

 April 08, 2021, 01:18:23 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

They're working the trailers by teams, and we still haven't seen another Kyokugen rep. They started the NFT/CYS team, Yuri, and King+Mai, so I can see the Mai trailer to end with the completed women team (then finish Yashiro's team) rather than leave 3 teams unfinished.
    

Re: Street Fighter V

 April 07, 2021, 12:37:10 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Street Fighter V (Started by O Ilusionista December 05, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 April 05, 2021, 04:59:34 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

    

Re: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

 April 04, 2021, 01:16:48 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Started by Jesuszilla September 29, 2011, 10:17:18 PM
 Board: Entertainment

Part 6 anime announced, finally. Nothing shown, no date yet.
    

Re: KoF XV

 April 02, 2021, 10:01:00 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

I mean what's this about a sudden big media push, is there some sort of ad campaign in South America happening lately ? Or are you guys just saying generally
    

Re: KoF XV

 April 02, 2021, 05:56:52 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 April 02, 2021, 05:47:05 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

Got 3 gold characters with those 50 rolls. Thanks for nothing.
    

Re: KoF XV

 April 02, 2021, 12:48:16 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: KoF XV

 April 01, 2021, 08:26:20 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games


The comparison with XIV
Man, that Venom Strike is literally just a silhouette filled with a wavy surface. And they dropped the slash effects on her kicks. And I won't even talk about that haircut - sometimes I forget if XV is on the left or right side of that comparison. And when the fuck is SNK going to give up on making Surprise Rose a thing ?
    

Re: KoF XV

 March 31, 2021, 10:11:21 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

I'm voting Whip and I'm thinking they removed the whip between her hands (hence the odd pose). She's the closest match for both the jacket and the hair (bottom of the hair is a 100% match). Presuming it's not a redesign, but I don't see who could get a new haircut like that without ruining the original design.
    

Re: KoF XV

 March 31, 2021, 08:45:03 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

So it could possibly be King with a new haircut (the XIV one was god awful), Whip with no whip, Blue Mary with a jacket, Shermie with a new haircut, Elisabeth, Angel, it might also be Ash or Shion or... It'll be faster with a list of those it CAN'T be, like Goro and Choi.