Want to understand my disconnect with Arcsys games

earlybirdearlybird Joined: Posts: 2
Seriously, I just want to have a judgement free discussion about why I can't connect with Arcsys games. I love fighting games in general, but something about Arcysys games has never resonated with me. People love revelator, but I seriously can't stand the game too much, the creativity and stuff that people talk about make me think that I am crazy. After playing this game for a year, I don't agree with any comments about the game being anymore creative or aesthetically better than any game on the market. I tried to give this game a chance, but I am about to retreat back into my capcom bubble, but before I peace out I want to know. What is it about my brain and perspective that makes me loathe these games?

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  • VarmintBabyVarmintBaby Joined: Posts: 551
    yeah dude, just because other people like it didn't mean you have to. I personally love Arcsys games. I think they are very polished and well done. Maybe anime games just aren't for you. You'll miss out on DBFZ though. I like GGXrd because it runs on practically anything. I'm working a 3pm-11pm shift by myself right now as I type this and I'm playing it on a Microsoft Surface laptop/tablet. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
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  • EffenhoogEffenhoog fish are friends Joined: Posts: 1,516
    earlybird wrote: »
    Seriously, I just want to have a judgement free discussion about why I can't connect with Arcsys games. I love fighting games in general, but something about Arcysys games has never resonated with me. People love revelator, but I seriously can't stand the game too much, the creativity and stuff that people talk about make me think that I am crazy. After playing this game for a year, I don't agree with any comments about the game being anymore creative or aesthetically better than any game on the market. I tried to give this game a chance, but I am about to retreat back into my capcom bubble, but before I peace out I want to know. What is it about my brain and perspective that makes me loathe these games?

    You'd really have to be more specific about your experience. The only thing I can glean from your post is that you don't find the game to be more creative than Capcom offerings. If you compare to maybe, Marvel (marvel 3 at least, I have not played MVCi), then there is a similar amount of creativity possible between the games, maybe even more in marvel at various points in its lifetime. Compared to Street Fighter though, especially 4 and 5, I struggle to see how anyone would find them more creative than any arcsys game. Character choice might be a factor there as well though: if you're playing Raven or Sin or something, there's less room for creativity, but if you play a character like Slayer/May/Faust/Bedman/Millia/Venom/etc you've got a lot more to work with.

    If you're using Xrd as the sole representative of Arcsys/anime games and assuming they all play the same, you're pretty off the mark though. It's generally fair to make base comparisons between them, but they all ultimately play quite differently from each other, and each has their own subset of fans who don't necessarily even like the other games by the same company nearly as much. I play anime games pretty much exclusively, mostly Arcsys games, and Guilty Gear has been my main game since like 2007, and even I don't really care for Xrd that much myself mostly due to various system mechanic changes from previous games.

    Ultimately people look for different things from different games. For me, Street Fighter feels too basic and limited to be fun, and Marvel is too obnoxious to be a satisfying competitive experience. Anime games generally fall somewhere between the two, and that seems to be more of the area I'm comfortable with. Yours might be different.



    Also opinions are opinions, but if you don't think GGXrd is graphically miles ahead of every other 2.5D game around I really don't know what to tell you. I can see not liking the Xrd art style specifically, but just the technology and implementation of the graphics is pretty much unmatched right now, and Capcom especially doesn't even seem to be trying to catch up.
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  • Evolution169Evolution169 Wake up DP is unbeatable Joined: Posts: 1,064
    OP made this idiotic thread a month ago and bounced. Probably just a salt thread.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,402
    It's anime

    I think with that post, the thread is over.
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