Useless back story: I was a HUGE fan of fighting games in the early/mid 90’s. There was a very active arcade scene in my area, and many an afternoon was spent in front of a Street Fighter 2 cab. As i got older and the arcades went under, my love of fighting games went, too. I had some friends that would play, but it was infrequent and most gamer friends of mine went the FPS route. After a while i just sort of played fighting games on my own and eventually not at all…
Thanks to facebook, i caught some videos of last weekend’s EVO… and i’m pretty psyched to get into things again.
So, now I’m asking for some help as to where to start!!
In all my years, i tended to gravitate towards the KoF games… especially '98. I did love some SF as well, but my favorite has always been Alpha 3, and i don’t know how SF4 compares. There also seem to be a slew of other games out there that i am just not familiar with…
I just bought my PS3 less than a year ago. I hadn’t really played games since 2006 or 2007-ish, so most of my fighting game library is on older systems (PS2 and Dreamcast). But now that i have the PS3, i’d like to get some playing done online!
I suppose i plan on buying KoF and SF4 as a starting off point… but what about the other ‘older’ games that have been re-released? Do any of them have any sort of active online play?
I know new iterations of games get new mechanics, but to attempt to re-aquire my skills in the mean time… would any of the skill (or lack-there-of) I have in these older games translate into the newer stuff?
-KoF: '98 and XI were the ones i played the most, and most recently. Also, Mark of Garou (sp?).
-SF: Alpha 3 was my main game, but i did play a little 3rd Strike and a ton of SF2 Turbo and Super SF2 Turbo a longer time ago.
-Cap vs SNK 2: I also LOVED this game, and i actually had a lot of friends that played it as well back in '01-'03.
I actually own “X-Men vs SF” and “Marvel vs Capcom 2”… but i never got into it… same with the Guilty Gear series, i own X2 but the only one in the series i still play is the original on PS1.
Anyways, i’m rambling… i just want to start myself off on the best foot possible and any guidance would be much appreciated!