Is Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution the best game to dive into 3D fighting?


#1

I never really was a fan of the 3D fighters such as Tekken, Soul Calibur, or Virtua Fighter. The little bit that I messed around with them seemed to lack the technical refinement of 2D. But I am interested in trying them out again, especially with SCV piquing my interest. I was thinking of playing VF: Evolution as a starting point, as I’ve read it’s arguably the best 3D fighter ever with a great single player and amazing AI. What do you guys think?


#2

Well, VF4: EVO does have an excellent tutorial to help you learn and get good at the game. From personal experience, I actually learned about hit confirming, spacing and whatnot from the 4: EVO tutorial and it helped me get good at other fighters. But yeah, 4: EVO to this day is still very highly regarded to this day. I kinda liken it to the “KOF '98” of VF.


#3

VF4:Evo was and still is the best fighting game I’ve ever played 2d or 3d and had the best single player features of all. What makes a 3d fighter technical is different from what you find in a 2d fighter, the movement system in VF4 for instance is much more technical than any you’ll find in a 2d fighter. I think the tutorial doesn’t actually cover that among other things.
http://virtuafighter.com/view.php?section=vf4&file=vf4evo_minami_step.php


#4

VF4:EVO is a great game, and easily one of the better fighters out there. That said, it has a pretty high learning curve compared to ther fighters.

Really just play Soul Calibur or Tekken, and then move to VF. Although 3D, they all play VASTLY different.


#5

Is the best 3D game for me, great AI, nice skillcap, great modes, good tutorial, is one of the greatest games for the fans of the genre no doubt.

And i still play it with my friends lol, anyways the game is really different from other 3D FG is your decision if you want to start here.


#6

As a nice bonus, it includes VF 10th Anniversary game, which is pretty fun.


#7

Hmm…cool. Is it ok to play this with a pad? (I play all 2D fighters on stick.)


#8

That’s the reason why I wanted to buy it. Old-school VF + More characters = instant buy for me.


#9

Whoa, this feels like a super technical Mortal Kombat :expressionless:


#10

Totally doable. I played on a PS2/3 pad for years.

Okay, you lost me there.

Technical, yes, but it’s really not THAT hard. Just dp through the tutorial, read the stuff there and on VFDC and practice/learn just like any other game.


#11

Oh I meant the combos, they’re more like MK dial-a-combo where you just press the buttons in sequence without specific timing as 2D fighters.


#12

Who are you using? Try going through the tutorial as well. The combos are pretty much up to once you understand what juggles and you star using G-Cancel.

Can’t tell if trolling…


#13

But they aren’t combos. They’re attack strings. Not everything string natually combos. You to approach it as a brand new thing. Sure, you can apply some past experience, but it’s a whole thing. “Unlearn what have learned” as Yoda would say.

Well, there was that “2D > 3D” thread made by the same user, so yeah, suspicion is understandable at this point.