“Button Bashing”? Wrong. Fighters can be the most intimidating, strategic competitive games around.
Fighting Games can be the most enjoyable and competitive games around but they are also becoming increasingly inaccessible for newcomers Armed with several complex features they have put off several casual gamers in the process.
Recently, “the saviors of the gaming world”, IGN, posted a “Fighting Game for Beginners” guide advising gamers new to fighting games as to which games were “novice-friendly” and which games that were not. Bear in mind this guide was a meant for newcomers who want to play fighting games casually not competitively. And with that in mind, Gaming Experts (*ahem)IGN have made complete mess of things as usual.
Ever since I found out the latest Sonic game would be a Wii U exclusive I haven’t given it much attention. I gave Sonic Colours the same treatment given it was a Wii exclusive. But the worst thing about it is, that this game looks really good to me. Even the 3DS version looks good and that’s saying something. The game’s world landscape is very different, for lack of a better word, to the other flat-based landscapes of Sonic adventure but in a good way.
These worlds are a lot more open, with more emphasis of exploration and platforming. I’m also a fan of the variations between acts within Zones. It’s probably the closest thing we’ll ever get to the ill-fated Sonic X-Treme. It just a real shame I won’t be playing it anytime soon.
The new Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS was announced this week along with the game’s first new third-party character: Megaman! Super Smash Bros Brawl was the first game in the series to feature non-Nintendo characters; those being Solid Snake of Metal Gear Solid fame and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Fans now expect these two third-party to return along with additional third-party characters such as Megaman and more. However, Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has made the statement that this game is still to be considered an all-star collection of Nintendo characters at that any 3rd party character appearance would be a “special situation”. Still, fan speculation is running riot which begs the question. What third-party characters will be in the new roster? Will Sonic and Snake return?