Wow!, I didn’t expect such a huge bunch of disrespectful people in one thread, this, my first one! But to clarify some supositions made on my “behalf”, I’m a huge SNK/P and KoF fan, I even own KoF 12, and those games are hard to het where I live… Anyway, it’s out of the question that “Shitty” Capcom was doing waaay better than SNKP lately, and that the KoF saga had nothing to offer in terms of gameplay lately as a fan of fighting games in general.
Yes, SNK implemented lots of subsystems that are common nowadays, back in the Neo-Geo days. Now all thenew ideas implemented are long strings of combos composed of the same old moves being canceled one by another, which wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t because the context and the situations that lead to where those combos are used are the same ones that lead to simpler combos back in '94.
So, if the newer additions to the engine of newer KoFs are just “longer, crazier combos” that keep on starting from the same old j.C or D, or a cl.C or D, then those additions are merely cuantitative and not qualitative. There aren’t almost any moves that can be taken advantage of in other situations and the battles are, since many incarnations ago, a long pokefest of two guys jumping short, trying to nail that one long combo.
In those terms, I think that BB, HnK and SSF4 (i’m bored of GG) have plenty more strategies that can be used than KoF, of which haven’t seen anything new in the XIII tournament videos.
And being the case that SSF4 has already 35 characters (more than the last KoF) and that the cast seems to be expanding, a team battle take on the Capcom universe doesn’t seem a bad idea to me at all. It’s even more interesting in the way that a player too skilled with Ryu (for example) would have now to accomodate to at least two more characters, and know how to interact perfectly against more opponents (although this is a must even on 1 on 1 games, I know).
"crapcom fans at its prime + stupidity " Stupid, maybe, Capcom fan, not in the least. It’s me being honest about a franchise and a developer which only not-remake games that I’ve enjoyed lately was KoF XI and NGBC.
“go fuck with a goat and stop posting…” OK, but don’t spoil your mom about that cold Champagne bottle… it’s supposed to be a surprise and proof that I love her. Tell her I’ll be there around midnight Who knows, after I’m done maybe I get so tired that won’t post again.
And to those saying “let the OP dream”… allright dude. Speculation is a widely used form of discussion on these boards, and AFAIK these are far from banned so don’t say “dreaming” like it’s a bad thing.
Oh, and about “the burial” part of the OP, I didn’t mean that people should stop playing those games. I even keep playing FF Special and the Real Bout series to this day. What I meant was “making SNKP stop producing such mediocre games” and getting done with that “this is the last KoF” speech as if the sales figures were the sole product of a totally unfair world, when in their case, it’s not like that.