Is Eternal Champions on the Sega Genesis Classics disc for Xbox One and Playstation 4? If so, will it be online?
There were quite a few things I liked about EC. The first was the “practice room” where you can play head-to-head or vs the computer with like about any 10 of about 30 possible traps, obstacles and other perils that affect both you and your opponent.
The second refreshing thing was that in the first one, I think every combo like RAX’s Lightning feet was considered game-play-wise one move, and after every hit, the opponent had a chance to block. So you have a realistic chance of winning if you’re a noob.
Now, too many fighting games are about memorizing combos. They expect it from you by giving you tutorials on how to pull them off. without giving accurate information about the timing. The reason why they can’t give information about timing is because TVs have too much variance in Ping times. In the old days, CRTs had one timing: instant. And with that, you can freely experiment and get the feel for combos without too much bookwork. And the timing is always relative to the smack of flesh heard on the TV.
A third thing I like is that special moves are truly special, and can RADICALLY alter a strategy. They have many, and they are radically different. And other interesting thing I like about it is they are consumable, so you can’t spam specials all day, and have to learn to fight with fists and feet sometimes.
But at the same time, different characters have different reaches, speeds, attack speeds, attack powers, and endurances.
They’ve combined the best of Street Fighter (different characters stats) with Mortal Kombat (radical specials) boosted the quality and quantity of both, and combined them. Probably EC is the hardest game to master all characters. Because each matchup is radically different.
A fourth thing I like is that the taunt actually does something practical: drains an opponent’s inner strength, whihc limits opponents specials.
I have one problem though. About 90% of the matches I play end in time limit decisions. This is partially due to all hits being isolated hits and all second hits becoming blockable (except in Eternal Champions CD, where there is one combo move. It’s a single set of commands but once you activate it, it’s on auto-pilot and if one hlt lands, that is the ONLY time there is a combo.)
Also have the Genesis version of Xavier where his morph spell transform the opponent into a random character. NOT the Sega CD verison, which can only swap the 2 bodies, due to limited memory. That loses the power of that character. Everyone knows to practice a little Xavier against the character THEY bring to battle. (What does a Xavier vs. Xavier match do on ECCD? Never tried it.)
I also like the different modes and hidden characters in ECCD. And I like that each one has an “earned” way to get them and a “cheating” way to get them. I like the different tournament modes.
I’ve got a suggestion: Run The Gamut. 2-8 players play in one on one matches, in a round robin. They play 2, 4, 6. or 8 matches against each opponent. Half the time as the home player and the other half as the visitors. The 2 big rules. 1) One you win with a character, you can’t select them again, meaning you have to be good enough at many characters. and 2) Visitor selects character first, and the home team reacts with their choice. Whoever wins the most matches wins, with a perfect run is running the gamut. So the more players, the less matches with each player. Add this the “danger room” obstacles that can be selected by both people. There are 6 choices for quantity, each person decides any number from 0-5 dangers. (some are helpers) The visitor picks their number then home. Once one wins with that number, one must win with all other numbers before the visitor can try it again. Same with the obstacles themselves. If you win with a match the ones you select can’t be used again until you cycle through them all.
So Hell yeah I’m on board for an Eternal Champions Sequel/-inspired fighter. One way you can support it is to buy the Genesis collection, (if it is on there, I don’t know, but it’s got Columns 3, another game worth playing online. Probably any game that can be played 2 or more players locally can be played 2 or more players online.) and play EC Online in the “danger room”