I love the comic. I love the posters. I love the figures. I even love the anime, despite the fact that the Alpha flicks weren’t all that great.
I don’t know about anyone else here, but the fact that Capcom has given up on Streetfighter as a GAME has really started to make me less enthusiastic about the comic. I still buy every DVD, action figure, and every comic cover (including RAW editions and Power Foil) that is released, but I definately don’t look forward to it as much as I would have back in 2000 when I still had hope that new Streetfighter GAMES were going to be released. Every person I know who buys the comics at my shop does so because they love the game. But how much longer can fans be expected to support a line that no longer exists in it’s original state?
I know that 2D fighters are on the outs, but what is there to stop SF from branching out as a different kind of game? The only thing I’ve seen lately are re-releases (Alpha Anthology/Hyper Fighting) cheap cut and pastes (Fighting Evolution) and pale imitations. (SVC Chaos)
I still support everything Udon and other companies do with this property, but it just dawned on me that I no longer enjoy it as much as I used to. And that little bit of self reflection really sucks.
Anyone else get that feeling, or am I just battling Seasonal Depression?