What does "technical fighting game" mean?

GenerousGenerous Joined: Posts: 12
Does it mean "high execution demanding" (strict timing and fast strings of input) or "deep understanding of the mechanics/characters"?
And why do people use the word 'technical' instead of 'execution' or 'knowledge'?


  • OceanMachineOceanMachine ROCKET LAUNCHER GOD Joined: Posts: 8,395
    Maybe it would be easier if you gave a context?
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  • Dime_xDime_x Wasting time Joined: Posts: 9,743
    Not knowing context, it generally refers to one of two things:

    1. Highly execution demanding fighting game
    2. "Traditional" fighting game, ie 2d plain, 1 player versus 1 player. In the vein of streetfighter or airdash games.
    there are also of course 3D games that have the same basic aspects, like tekken or soul calibur.

    Non traditional would be games like smash or senko no ronde.
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  • TKRTKR Inventor of Toe Socks Joined: Posts: 151
    Out of context I would say any game that has "turns". A game without any real your turn my turn wouldn't be technical at all.
  • LockMLockM Joined: Posts: 2,381
    edited May 30
    A lot of (hidden) mechanics and options.
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  • flickyflicky Joined: Posts: 107
    A game with a metagame, like MvC2 for example.
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