> > I prefer 99,98,2003, for 2003 I like being able to tag out characters so if
> > chose a bad setup you aren't screwed...
> 99 Evo is my fave KOF, but that doesnt make it the most balanced or deep, its
> been proven that 98 and 2002 are. That guy in kof2003 with the twisted leg
> (Woolong ?) on the new team is so broken that he was banned from the first few
> tournies, and if you have to resort to banning characters you can forget about
> having the game in a major tournie.
Well its possible the King of Fighters games I like aren't balanced. I don't choose many characters. I sticky with Mai, Yuri, Robert, Mary, King, Andy, Terry, and Ryo, depending on the mood and version.
> > And Soul Calibur 2 better than its predeccessor? I thought you could button
> > too much in Soul Calibur 2 compared to Soul Calibur.
> There both button mashers, and SC1 has some strong points over SC2 and vice
> versa, its just the arcade version of SC1 is nothing like the DC port. And as
> fun as the DC port is, characters like Maxi are very over powered, where as in
> SC2 whilst characters like Mitsurugi is top tier the gap between him and other
> characters isnt that huge.
> > I also think Dead or Alive 2 isn't too bad.
> Its prolly the best in the series, but whilst the whole series is fun none of
> them are considered good enough for major tournies (though there have been some
> DOA only tournies, there nothing major).
> > And Tekken 5? What's great about that game? I haven't cared for Tekken since
> > Tekken 3/Tag even though I have Tekken 4 for the PS2.
> 5 is considered the best Tekken yet, closly followed by Tag. 4 is considered the
> worst due to Jin being god tier.
But that doesn't explaun why people love Tekken 5. I'm curious as I've played in on the PS2 and was far from wow'ed...
> Every game has Tiers (as in if 2 players of equal skill play the game enough you
> notice certain characters will come out on top more then others), but games like
> 3rd strike and VF4 are different. VF4 Evo/FT the difference between the
> characters is tiny, though for what its worth Akira and Shun are up at the top
> and Lion is considered the worst character in the game, however the worlds best
> VF player uses Lion so nuff said. 3rd Strike has its tiers, I play the game a
> lot so the list is as follows
> 1.)Yun (SA3)
> 2.)Ken (SA3)
> 3.)Chun Li (SA2)
> 4.)Urien (SA3)
> 5.)Makoto (SA2)
> 6.)Dudley (SA3/SA1)
> 7.)Oro (SA3/SA2)
> 8.)Ryu (SA1)
> 9.)Akuma (SA1)
> 10.)Yang (SA2)
> 11.)Elena (SA2)
> 12.)Necro (SA3)
> 13.)Alex (SA2,SA3 against Hugo)
> 14.)Ibuki (SA1)
> 15.)Remy (SA1/SA2)
> 16.)Hugo (SA1)
> 17.)Q (SA1/SA2)
> 18.)Twelve (SA1/SA2)
> 19.)Sean (SA1/SA2)
> Watch any tournie vids, and its almost all Yun Chun and Ken with the odd Urien
> or Dudley thrown in. There are exceptions though, there's a Japanese player
> called Yamazaki who uses Twelve and finished 4th in the last major tournie,
> which is amazing seeing as Twelve is the 2nd worst character in the game. What
> makes 3rd strike so balanced is the Parrying system. If you can parry, you
> allways have a chance.