The first game was kind lame from what i Played. Though the bird guy had a tight cross up with his fireball, it was kind of like Vulcano Rosso from EX 2 but you could make the fireball actually crossup. I wish the human characters had been less ugly.
Hmm they added an ogre guy as well as worse character art! haha.
I think those of us who aren’t furries are worried that instead of putting in interesting or good characters or gameplay, they’ll instead let it ride on the fact that some people think that just having a “non-human” character makes it more interesting. Also any kind of weird furry fanservice that happens to pop up on the screen would make us feel dirty.
What are you skeptical about? Just because the game has animal characters there’s no reason that fact alone is going to automatically degrade the gameplay. Especially if it’s japanese furry (kemono) which tends to take itself MUCH more seriously than western furry. The two genres are completely separate ball games.
I really don’t see how the fanservice in games like Monster and Dragon Blast are any worse than Darkstalkers, where you have handsome fish-men and wolfdudes getting gender-shifted by a buff vampire guy who wears a skintight suit. And don’t even get me started on Jedah and his inflation fetish.
And I also don’t get your logic here. Does the fact that it’s a human character automatically make it more probable that it will be an interesting or good character? I kind of think the opposite is possible. Human characters are common, and non-human characters tend to have more gimmicks to make them interesting or give them interesting playstyles (tails/claws/extra limbs/animal abilities etc)
That’s kinda the whole reason Darkstalkers is so fun. Because much of the cast are not human and make use of thier abilities in a cool way.