My purpose isn't to convert people to fighting games... that kind of
thing just seems pointless to me as I don't see why people should
play something they're not into. I'm just trying to broaden the
horizons a bit, and let people know what's out there. And this is the
first time mainstream games have been discussed onlist by more than
three or four people. lol.
I guess the thing about fighting games is, it's all about the
multiplayer. Your brother does exactly what a bigtime fighting gamer
would do. All those tournament players.. they play one or two
characters, learn every trick up their sleeve and learn how they play
against each and every other character. While I'm not quite that
committed, I am definitely a lot more committed than what a lot of
people in the community would call a casual fighting gamer. But I see
your point, and had I had the chance to play those games I'd be
definitely way into them as well. But I grew up practically on
fighting games, so...
And also, I think there needs to be a distinction between fighting
games and beat em ups. Not that your use of the term is incorrect,
but I think those two terms have become distinctly separate meanings
throughout the years. Beat em ups to me are all about one character
fighting off wave after wave of opponents until you reach a boss...
stuff like Final Fight, Streets of Rage, etc. Fighting games are
primarily seen as one on one. But I digress.
Tom I understand what you're saying about action adventure games like
Tomb Raider. I've always wanted to play those... but never having
have sight to begin with that was always out of my league. I'm not
saying people should buy a console just to play fighting games...
that's never been quite what I'm aiming at. There are some beat em
ups that are partially playable and that have good stories...
heavenly Sword comes to mind on the ps3. And while I can't think of
any action adventure games that come to mind which are playable,
there are nonetheless some really good ones that I have played that I
just enjoy exploring in. This Yakuza series I've been going on about
for a while, isn't what I'd call a history buff's version of heaven,
but for people who like mystery, crime thrillers and the like such as
myself, and people who like the Japanese culture, it's a good buy.
And I hear you about Tomb Raider and history... I've always loved
history. Ancient history moreso than modern history... I find
something about it more appealing. I've never gotten a chance to
delve deep into mythology, but I've always wanted to. Egyptian and
Greek primarily, though lately I've been reading a bit of chinese and
Japanese mythology as well. Fascinating stuff.
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