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Your Hadouken is no match for my Falcon Puuuuuuuunch

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by Dekades, Nov 5, 2019.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

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    TLDR: Is there a genre, franchise or platform that you've played, that you no longer play anymore because of changing tastes?

    Street Fighter II was not only genre defining, it was industry and lifestyle defining. It completely set the stage for head-to-head play at arcades, how the industry reacted and developed games. Gave millions of people a reason to stand around, socialize and play games together at a time when 16-bit consoles were coming of age and there was no such thing as the internet as we know it today.

    So when news broke that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game, like ever, beating out Street Fighter II, I took notice. On top of beating out one of my favorite games of all time, it also took the title of being the best-selling fighting game series with 53.03 million sold.

    I hung out at arcades for hours a day playing Street Fighter II. I grew up in the same hood with the Legendary Tomo. It was a big deal when SNES carts hit 16 Mb just to support SF2. I bought the import version, paid double just to play it a month before the US. I loved SF2.

    I also bought the import version of Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64. I enjoyed playing it and at the time, no one I knew had any clue as to what it was so after a few play-throughs I was done with it, until it was released here. Then all my friends were playing it and it led to years of couch co-oping good times.

    Now, present day, I don't play fighting games anymore. I think in my age, my brain and reflexes just aren't what they used to be. My tastes have also changed a lot. Which leads me to wonder what games my fellow Insiders have played a lot but don't play so much anymore? A specific genre or franchise? Maybe, you've gone from console to PC like I have. I'd love to hear your tales.
  2. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    I love smash. It is awesome. Personally I main with Bowser. SF2 was also huge. I play it when I can. I watched High score Girl on Netflix which revolved around a kid obsessed with SF2 and how it impacted his life. Great short little series. I would say I am a decent smash player. I am certainly no amateur. I can take on some pretty good players and win. I personally don't play a lot of puzzle games much anymore... (this excludes any legend of Zelda games). I like fighting and RPG's.
  3. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I used to love arcade racing games, but as I have gotten older I have realized the hard to drive nature of Sim racing is much more rewarding of an experience than your run of the mill Need for Speed or GRID etc.

    DRIFT_IT Well-Known Member

    When I was young I loved playing story driven games but as I ventured into multiplayer games now I couldnt care less what the story was and switched to the multiplayer as soon as I launch the game. Some gems still exist like Gears of War and GTA V but I enjoyed their multiplayer more than their singleplayer campaigns.
  5. FrozenFireVR

    FrozenFireVR Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I guess I pretty much stopped playing platformers. I played those a lot back in the day because those were all my PC back then could run.

    Never owned a console (not a gaming friendly family, so couldn't justify that purchase). And never been really into fighting and sports games...
  6. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    Ah the classic Street fighter, brings back childhood buddy game session. Did lot of fighting with "Ryu" my favorite character. :smile_:

    But now its been sometime playing them platform games, though still a huge fan and can spend time without thinking much if someone comes up with it.
  7. Nilremagl

    Nilremagl Well-Known Member

    Old street fighter is a solid classic
  8. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    same boat here, used to dump quarters into SF2 arcades like it was drug in my youth. now .... I just simply suck at them (getting old)

    side note, that TOMO guy totally had my hair do!
  9. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

    Coincidentally, for all you Smash fans, Terry Bogard dropped today!
  10. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Practicing with him Right now.
  11. Murrlan

    Murrlan Member

    As far as a genre I'd have to say fighting games. My buddy and me spent probably hundreds of dollars in quarters at the arcade on a Saturday night playing Street Fighter 2. I couldn't be beat playing as Honda.

    Now there really are no arcades anymore and I play mostly MMOs on PC.

    I also switched back and forth at certain times from console to PC. Right now I'm 100% PC.
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  12. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Never owned a console, always had a pc. So never really liked fighting games on console, probably more fun when me and some friends played it, but never alone. Right now there are some great looking games console exclusives and that makes me think of getting a ps, but i'm not convinced yet.
  13. xARACHN1D

    xARACHN1D Well-Known Member

    Don't buy a PS. Buy a switch. #Nintendo FTW
  14. Kenserky

    Kenserky Well-Known Member

    I used to love Sonic games.
    But i cannot really tell if it's about a change in my tastes or the change of the gameplay, because i think that Sonic has never been able to overcome the problem to keep it's speed en 3D.
  15. BrianRevy

    BrianRevy Well-Known Member

    Ouff ! Haven't played either of these games in TOOOOO LONG !
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  16. Hermanator

    Hermanator Well-Known Member

    Me? Perhaps turn-based games. I've played Pokemon Emerald when I was a kid, I also played Chrono Trigger. Nowadays, though, playing the newer Pokemon games for handheld consoles aren't on the top of my list anymore.
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  17. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    Fighting games on consoles are great to play, but i still prefer a campaign based on combat fighting.
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