Thank God SF IV is coming out on Windows, which is what I use to run Fallout 3. PC gaming is the reason why I've never needed a PS3 or 360, although we should all bow our heads slightly in reverence when referring to the PlayStation 2. What I'm loving about SF IV is that it's being true to the game of old while bringing itself into the 21st century at the same time. If Vega actually climbs a fence, I'm going to have a fit.
BTW - whatever happened to Mortal Kombat? Or better yet, remember Killer Instinct? (Of course you don't.)
This is the famous parry comeback in Third Strike
That made me all tingly in my naughty bits. Goddamn. I used to hate doing 40,000 flutter kicks and barely making any damage because the asshole was blocking them all.
Question: which was cheating more - using the Indian guy to blow fire all the time, or using Blanka to be electrical so nobody could touch you? And how come I can blow through MK: Deception in a matter of minutes, but Goro from MK:II is STILL beating my ass? Okay, now I'm firing up my SNES rom!
In terms to the console wars - and again, fully acknowledging the force that was PS2 (I owned a slender silver one and may get another one solely for Dance Dance Revolution), I still stan for Nintendo. I think it all boils down to which franchise you prefer, not your level of gaming - especially since most of the games are released on multiple platforms. Nintendo has the monopoly on Mario, Metroid AND Zelda, games I grew up on. And for all the 360/PS3 lovers who talk about how kiddiefied Nintendo is, I've never seen them last longer than five minutes on a game like Ocarina of Time without throwing their hands up in the air and talking about how "bored" they are - "bored" being gamerspeak for "I can't get past this level" or "what the f*ck is a Deku Stick?" Anybody who spent five months defeating "A Link to the Past" isn't about to be taken by the likes of "Grand Theft Auto" - likewise, anybody who plays fast paced games like GTA doesn't want anything to do with a game that may require 20 times to get to the ledge and burn the webs before the timer goes off and kicks to the beginning of the palace. I was playing "Super Mario Galaxy" last night, and it took me over 40 tries to beat one puzzle
. And yet, that's what Nintendo fans call fun. I think we probably get laid the least.
Kicking it old school for a bit,
is incredible! Nintendo fans may remember Mario Paint - and if you don't, I feel sorry for you. That fly swatting game was the sh*t! And speaking of old school, I got my hands on a NES the other day, and I can't even hit the ducks anymore! Not even standing with the zapper to the screen! (Don't act like I was the only one who did this.) How the hell did we play these games back in the day - no walkthroughs, no save points, no internet...just old fashioned gaming. I kind of miss it.