I’d put it in right now if I had it. I heard that there’s a steady crew of Japanese players who still play vanilla online. I really miss that shit, and I recognize it could be nostalgia goggles aka rose-tinted glasses but I’m also curious to see if I in fact do accurately remember the experience of playing it compared to how I feel playing Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Version 2012 now.
Edit - I mean, the game is now called Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Version 2012… guys, say that aloud a couple of times and let it sink in… HAS THIS ACTUALLY FUCKING HAPPENED? WHY CAPCOM
lol uhhhhh ok… let me rephrase: “given that all memories of past experiences are unreliable, clouded not only by the certain hindrance of object, factual inaccuracies but also, potentially, by the sway of emotions - all of this a subject of much philosophical, psychological, and scientific thought dating back to the Greeks - I would enjoy spending more time with vanilla in order to compare my current impressions of the game to what I would actually experience being the different player and person I am today.”
Y’all should play 3S - you can do some sick stuff post-KO in that game (including taunt, of course).
People would play it willingly because everyone does more damage, the top tier characters are stronger, and the cast overall is less watered down (most of my favorite characters were in vanilla). But that’s why I want to play it again, maybe it wouldn’t be that fun, I dunno.