I know GameFAQs isn’t generally looked highly upon here, but they have a 2D fighter-related poll today (June 22nd), so I figured I’d let people know about it. Their choices are reasonably comprehensive, and the results are pretty revealing, for what they’re worth. Could explain why Midway keeps making MK games, at least.
PS I voted Darkstalkers. Yeah, SF may have the better games, but there’s that certain level of character, atmosphere and charm that DS has in spades.
the gamefaqs audience arent exactly the guys who crack open a few beers and play halo or madden; they’d be considered hardcore by general gaming standards, but theyre not hardcore enough to actually know how to play fighting games.
given that, these results don’t really surprise me. anyone hoping to release a fighting game in future should take note of what makes certain games popular, actually. obviously nostalgia is a big factor in making SF and MK rated so highly, but it’s interesting that stuff like GG and MvC have such a big lead over KOF. good character designs, pretty graphics and an newbie-accessible system go a long way, and none of those necessarily exclude the potential for a good high-level game.
An interesting poll for gauging non-hardcore fighting fan interest. Like polarity said, the MK/SF results are undoubtedly nostalgia related, but the fact that as of this writing three of the four least popular titles are from SNK – one of the more productive companies when it comes to recent 2D fighters – is a bit sobering.
I don’t understand this attitude. Yes, MK is a shitty game from a competitive perspective, but it’s ridiculous to expect everyone to be a competitive player. From a casual perspective, what’s stopping it from being an enjoyable game? And who are you to tell people they’re stupid for enjoying something?
They have the “Best 3D fighting game series” poll right now…and LO AND BEHOLD…SSB is winning…despite it not being TRUE 3D (whereas true gems like VF is trailing behind the likes of DOA, tis a sad day).
Wow, the results of a bunch of 15 year old punks interrupting their rpg discussion to cast a vote on their favorite fighting games. VERY INTERESTING. Keep us posted when the “hottest girl of fighting games” poll is up.