Spawned from the “what would make you play marvel…” thread
Do you see yourself playing 3s or CVS2 10 years down the line? I really dont.
I’m not even that good in the games, but I feel both of those games will die out eventually. Same with MVC2. I know ST is still fairly popular but how long will that last. Eventually they will get stale.
Only Sammy and SNK are making 2d fighting games, Namco and Sega are the only ones making 3d ones. The genre is dying out, at least on the 2d front.
Capcom has forsaken us in favour of garbage compilations (though I have hopes for the cell shaded game), not even bothering to release 3s in Europe. Even Battle Colliseum came out here.
So, do we all have to make the move to 3d, GG and KOF, Samsho or Melty Blood? Or keep playing the stuff we have now till we’re old and teaching them to our grandchildren.
In 10 years, HOPEFULLY I’ll be in Japan and/or having a full-time job/career…so my time will probably be limited. I wouldn’t be able to play tournament-level anymore, but I’ll still be playing my favorites.
Super Turbo hasn’t gotten old in 13 years, so I don’t see why it couldn’t last 10 more years. Classics are timeless.
I think I’ll still play A3 in 10 years. Too many good memories with it. Even if will just play it one time a month with my friends. This is the game to last. Bought a Saturn for Alpha 1. Didn’t go to certain school lessions for Alpha 2. (Like art on friday. Trained real hard for A3. And so on.
So I look at Alpha not as a game. I look at it more like a hobby.
In 10 years, I’ll have maxed out my potential in the games I’m currently interested in, will have become proficient in fighting games that I never “got into” before, and will dabble in whatever the newest fight is out there (GGXXXX Ultra Blade Edition).