Number 1 for me would have to be SFII Series/ST, I remember playing the shit out of it when I was a kid even though I had no idea what the hell I was doing. Now that I’m older and understand fighting games a little bit more I enjoy ST alot more, it’s simple but deep.
3rd Strike, I dedicated lots of time on this game and I still consider myself crappy. This is the game that made me realize that people play fighting games competitively. I was basically in my own world unaware of such things. I had lots of fun watching tourney vids and trying to mimic what I saw, good times. Got a good amount of friends to play this game with me too.
MvC2, really fun game. I was playing around with this game before 3rd strike made me realize there’s high level play and tournaments for fighting games. So most of my time was dedicated to making teams and just messing around… but it’s a fun game gameplay wise so I just loved playing it.
CvS2, this was the game I played after I wanted something new to play after I played MvC2 alot but it was before I discovered 3rd Strike. I played this the most with one of my friends cause he really liked the game when I introduced it to him, for MvC2 I was playing alone like all the time, but with CvS2 I actually had someone to play with. Some good memories being scrubby with my buddy.
5, Guilty Gear series, I remember renting Guilty Gear X from a Hollywood Video haha. This game was so odd and foreign to me but at the same time I thought it was fun and cool… the music was really awesome. When I showed this game to my CvS2 friend it blew his mind and then the various Guilty Gear games became a staple of what I played with him. This was around the time I discovered 3rd Strike for myself so I was aware of the high level play for this series but I never tried to reach that level of play for GG because I was so entranced by 3rd Strike at the time. Now that +R and Xrd will be coming out I think it’s my chance to learn more about this game, most of my knowledge is from watching match vids.
Well that’s my top 5 basically, I didn’t get to play lots of games when I was younger since my family wasn’t too well off financially… so I didn’t get to play SNK games and such even though I think they’re awesome now that I’m older and can actually buy the games. Other than SFII and the older Versus games I didn’t get to play the games on my list till I was starting high school.
a list of modern games for me would be
- MvC3 series, lots of things I don’t agree with but I play it alot.
- KOFXIII, best game of this new generation in my opinion, don’t have anyone to play with so I can’t sum up the desire to play it consistently.
- Tekken Tag 2, great game wish I had more time to play.
- Injustice, simple and fun… easy to get into.
- SFIV series, it was fun while it lasted for me but I got sick of the changes.
Never played MK9, TvC, HDR, Skullgirls, Virtua Fighter, SFxT, and Persona extensively to give an opinion about but if I did I know VF, TvC, and maybe Skull Girls will be on my modern list.