Now this ain’t gonna be some rant about how Tobal 2 is great and blah blah blah (im sure most of you know i love it by now). But I’m sure there’s plenty of your who always want to talk about games you wish were tournament viable but aren’t because of a lack of popularity (sometimes brought on by age, or maybe because of obscurity. problems with publishers, etc.), or lack of playerbase.
but you just love the game so much. either because the mechanics are well tuned. or maybe it just has a certain “feel” to it you can’t find anywhere else. maybe its one of those great fighting games that everybody knows about but just doesnt play for some reason. well post them on here and maybe talk about it. doesnt have to be good or bad, just something you really enjoyed that you wish other people noticed as much as you did.
A couple games i really like that dont see a whole lot of play are V Sav, and a particular favorite of mine, Bushido Blade 1. now the reason i say 1 and not 2 is because in 1, you could pretty much use whatever you wanted. and it really did feel like character choice and weapon choice really defined both how well you were going to do in the fight. if you chose well, your character would play amazingly well and you may have extra abilities to help you win. choose poorly however, and things wouldve been an uphill battle and probably end in your loss. thats something that was somewhat blunted in the sequel. i also like how free roaming it was, as well as the usual 1-hit kills. i think that made it the most intense around.
of course nobody plays it cause its old as dirt (pretty much the point of thread), but its always nice to hear about it every now and then from people who enjoyed it. whats kinda funny is that Light Weight (the bushido blade developer) ended up suffering the same fate as Dream Factory (the Tobal 2 developer) and pretty much made crap games after what is considered their best achievement in terms of fighting games.
so tell us your story.