I don’t know what it is that attracts me to those two games, more so than 3S. I feel different, and like an outcast that I like them more than 3rd strike. Yet at the same time I feel joyous to be different from a lot of other who prefer 3rd strike. I just feel that, the first two games feel more like what attracted me to SF in the first place. 3s is a good game now, but it feels totally different than what an SF game is to me. I played 2I a long time ago and I loved it. I always liked it more than 3s.
Then I played NG quite some time before the release of the CPS3 emu. Despite the bad reviews I have seen on NG. I enjoyed it a lot. Sure 3s has the gameplay and substance. But when I play 3s I feel I’m being robbed. It feels so slow and disabled. NG and 2I dont present that feeling to me. I feel free, like a winged animal flying on it’s own free will. From the music, to the backgrounds straight to the core…the gameplay. It feels as if everything is there.
I’m sure 3s has a big competitive scene and everything. I will never have anyone but maybe a few people actually willing to play the first two incarnations with me. When I do find 2I competition though, I have more fun than I do playing 3s. I guess thats what matters to me. 3s isn’t bad by any means. I just don’t find it appealing. To me NG/2I feels as if I walk out the house completely clothed. While 3s makes me feel as if I’m walking outside naked.
(BTW: If, Chun, Makoto, Q and Remy were in 2I. I’d never play 3s again…EVER )