i need your thoughts on this.
As with most members in here, i am absolutely thrilled at the way the fighting game scene is being reignited. HDremix and MVC2 fueled the fire and Streetfighter 4 was certainly heaven sent.Quirks aside, it was pretty enjoyable and got everyone hyped about competitive fighting games again. Soon after, we got ssf4 and blaze blue and now we have mvc3, sfxt, TxSf and mortal kombat on the way. An assumption on my part is that sometime in the near future we will have another interation of Virtua Fighter, Soul Caliber and another standaloneTekken title.
My question is this…do you think that this phase or cycle we are going thru is similar to what happened in the early 90’s?. And where as the duration of the “reign” of fighting games was assisted by their presence in the arcades, now that the arcade scene is dying out will this phase be shortened? or will online play and tourneys help the scene to endure as it did in the 90’s?
Secondly, do you think that the presence of all these fighting games will oversaturate the market? Will one game suffer because of the sales of another…? Will gamers neglect purchasing or playing another title because of their devotion to understanding the dynamics ( links combos spacing) of another? Are the game companies doing a good job in satisfying both the hardcore fighting game player and the casual gamer?
( i asked this because if the casual gamer drives sales, companies might be tempted to release more iterations of a particular product with a lot of “style” but no real substance in an attempt to capitalize on sales)
Open for discussion.