So this is something i have been thinking about for awhile. A few months back a fighter dropped that I really love. I think the game has a lot of hidden depth and it shows from what I have discovered as well as others that are in the lab with the game. There are a few websites where high level discussion is going on but it’s inconsistent and happens sporadically. My only competition is my friend. This doesn’t bother me since between the two of us we play virtually the entire cast so matches are never boring. But I see the potential the game has and I know it could be more. There are things that coud help me build a scene and there are things that would hinder me.
The game I am talking about is called Kamen Rider: Super Climax Heroes.
It is very different and unique but it does a lot of things right and has several sub systems to keep abusive gameplay in check. The main things working against me are as follows.
it’s an import title. The game is in Japanese so only hardcore fans will take time to play it and understand it.
it’s based on kamen rider. This good and bad. Kamen rider has a solid fan base but being based n a kids show can be off putting for many gamers. They may see it as childish similar to smash bros. series.
very different gameplay. There isn’t the usual high low game. Instead it has a unique metagame based around throws, guard pressure/guard crushes, unblockables, and left/right mx ups. This may be very off putting for traditional fighting gamers.
no online play. This is a huge hurdle. Online play is the present and the future. Games without it are forgotten quickly these days.
I have connections and I have ways to get the game more exposure but it will definitely be a challenge. My friend that got me into kamen rider and this game does a ton of game streaming so I will talk to him about streaming our matches sum time. I already did some character write ups on another forum and people liked it. I have another friend that is a well known tourney organizer in NYC who loves kamen rider and I’m sure he would help me too.
Any thoughts, opinions or advice?