Here in Oregon, the only competition for fighting game is a two hour drive away. Think about that. Two hours just to have a few matches and then two hours back home. That’s four hours of travel for 30 minutes of play time. Does that sound fun?
Think about the aspects of a fighting game like…3rd Strike. What’s the point of single player other than to practice to fight other people? With 1 character unlockable, there’s not much depth to a single player fest on a fighting game. Beat 'em ups have never been for single player experience. They’re for player vs. player fighting.
Without competition, fighting games pail in comparison with other games that have a deep single player to keep people who either: don’t have friends, or don’t have friends who like/are good at games.
So I’m putting a warning out to anyone thinking of getting into fighting games seriously:
Check out the scene first