I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who’s noticed that as far back as the 32-Bit era, Capcom and SNK’s numerous console ports and home fighting games for PS1/Saturn/DC/PS2/Xbox have always had a rather low print run (which is understandable considering the comparitively low demand for them, then and now), and if you didn’t get [x game] soon after it hit store shelves or by the first year, then its GONE FOR GOOD, and you either have to eat Gamestop’s inflated used copy prices or…search the internet.
Seeing as I’m recently “awakening” from a long gaming hiatus and am itching to load up on fighting games for the PS2, and have awakened to massive disappointment from the non-existent selection of my (formely) trusty local gaming stores and GameStop, it seems more likely that I’ll have to hit up the internet route for some out-of-print PS2 fighting games. Problem is…I’ve never shopped for or sold games over the 'net so I’m more than just a bit hesitant. Hell, I’ve barely even shopped over the 'net to begin with.
So, any suggestions as to what good online retailers are out there that offer good deals/prices on PS2/DC fighting games? With that said another question concerning “Virtua Fighter”:
Long story short: I’m looking to get into the VF series. Currently, I only own VF3TB for DC, which is widely considered as the Tekken 4 of the VF series and plays very differently from its sequels. I’m also not planning on purchasing a next-gen system anytime soon, so VF5 is out of the question. Is Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution a good title to “get” into the series with? Also, what’s its usual asking price And is it worth it to pick up vanilla VF4 for cheap as well? I’ve heard some noise about it containing more single-player replay value and/or containing a mode that Evolution doesn’t (Kumite).
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!