I do actually agree with clemments point about beat em ups, even though
primarily myself the interest in a game like street fighter is it's story,
general atmosphere and completing the game on all chars rather than just the
My issue however is that where as in games like soul calibur the story mode of
such games used to be text, now in many titles like the mk series, it takes the
form of another type of game mixed with the beat em up, such as a 3D rpg type
affair, or even a stratogy battle.
Buying say mk deception where I could not play the story mode would be frankly
disappointing for me, especially after how much I enjoyed the story modes of
games like soul calibur 2 (which i played through thanks to a transcript from
Finally, there is the question of price. On my Snes I have a good 40 odd games
I can play, and about the same for my gamecube (though many are gba titles).
For me to invest in a console, I need to be aware that there are a significant
number of playable games, and I thus far haven't seen this.
Also, the Wii menue systems is frankly a nightmare requiring far too much
trial, error and frustration (mostly due to my poor spacial coordination at
point the wii mote), to wish to attempt on my own, one reason i've never bought
one, though if Nintendo ever updated the Wii os with a menue I could learn I
Beware the grue!
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