Fighting games are one genre you’d figure would be full of really crazy violence, yet a lot of the time it’s absent. MK is one of the few series that did have crazy violence(sadly the gameplay in the 3d renditions sucked). But the rest, nope. Street fighter it’s very odd, because the name itself invokes images of hardcore badasses beating the fuck out of each other in the streets, yet there’s none of that in SF games. SF2 actually had blood for some hard attacks, Vega’s claw strikes, Blanka and Gief’s bites and people even puking. Now, it’s all ultra sanitized like some silly anime, with Ken’s eyes bugging out of his head as he gets punched, Guile’s jaw looking like a fucking Popeye character when hit, or Vega stabbing people in the stomach as no effects are seen. I mean come on.
Know what I’d like to see? A truly hardcore fighter. With good solid gameplay. Like imagine this:
In a fighter. Blood and gore. People being chopped into bits, as the chunks of flesh jiggles and shakes. People being brutalized savagely by real fighters, not japanese schoolgirls and loli characters. Imagine a fighter with fighters fighting in venues like raining rooftops late at night in some dark gritty city. Fighting in underground cage arenas with unsavory lowlives watching. Pummeling each other on a basketball court late at night in the hood. Fighting on some dark street corner in front of a chinese restaraunt at 2am in the hood. Guys fighting on an army base after dark. Real crazy, hardcore shit. Blood covering the floor and the characters. Maybe even a powerup system, where characters can do drugs to get powerups, like you have your guy and you do some coke, or heroin or pcp and get a short powerup for a brief period of time, with drawbacks, and if you OD, you die and lose the match.
Oh and fatalities galore. Real nasty shit too, like curbstomping some motherfucker, or calling your friends down to do a driveby on the opponent. I’m sick of this sissified anime bullshit. I hate how in Tekken it’s fucking bright ass glowing hitsparks and those shitty red misty clouds supposedly representing blood, like some kid who just discovered photoshop. Fuck that damn shit. Fuck these lame weeaboo anime characters with goofy archtypes, like “jap girl with low self esteem who learns to believe in herself” or “buff man with tragic past who is gentle despite looking buff and scary” or "karate man who wants to seek enlightenment by fighting, or “cool emo hero guy with dark past” and “hotheaded rival who wants to kick hero’s ass”. Fucking LAME. Also we need cooler music, shit like this:
[media=youtube]ot7AW_z5Tes[/media] Fuck Yeah Oldschool Guile theme
Instead we get shit like this from Japan now:
[media=youtube]GVypfVkSH-s&feature=related[/media] Tapioka pudding or whatever her name is
I have a feeling the only way we’ll get what we want is if a Western company that studies good fighting game mechanics makes a truly Western fighter, like a Heavy Metal fighting game or some shit(Imagine Taarna or FAKK 2 fighting Lord Tyler and lizardmen and shit as metal plays). Til then, we’re gonna be stuck with japanese fighters, and japanese are uncreative and think goofy anime archtypes stolen from bad seasons of yugioh or naruto are the coolest things ever.
Fuck Lars and Alisa btw, they’re shit.