Hating on other games isn’t the solution. People tried it ever since SF4 came out and it got us nowhere.
We need to find solutions that will actually work.
One thing I was thinking about is since SRK is the main site of competitive FGs on the internet, it has some sort of “responsibility”(forgive my lame spiderman analogy) to promote every fighting game that deserves being promoted, not just SF4.
I know that SSF4 is coming soon so I’d expect the front page to be full of every little detail about it, but once it’s out, please try to spread the attention equally among all the new games, and even some old ones.
Why? Because it’s a vicious circle.
People only care about SF4->It gets more attention while other games get less attention->People only care about SF4.
If you start hyping other games just as much as you hype SSF4, it will eventually get people to open up and try them as well. Hell, maybe they’ll even like them…
It pains me to read all the stories about SF4 tournaments getting 60 contenders while other games get 5. It pains me to read that people play SF4 without even liking it because they don’t have competition for the other games. One of the best things about the fighting genre is that it has a big variety of great games to choose from, and I think that what is happening now where one game rules them all is unhealthy for the community in the long term.
If we were living in Japan, we could sit back and enjoy ourselves since almost every game has a scene of dedicated players there, but since we don’t live in Japan, we need to work for this to happen.
It doesn’t matter if your preferred game is MB, KOF, BB or VF.
Our goal is not to get people to like your game over others, but to get fighting game players to be more open minded in general to try other games.
United we stand, divided we fall.