melee island (fighting game club)

the art style being bad in a different way from sf v is whatever and basically expected, but that logo is truly sickening

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yeah I just don’t get what they’re doing at this point

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wasn’t expecting much given the disaster that is Luke in SFV, but I was kinda thinking they’d show at least a little street fighting going on, instead of just the literal smoking biceps of the only two characters we already knew would be in the game.

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i hope it’s a moba

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This was the only logical step after Monster Hunter’s food porn

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anyway now for the actually good fighting game news

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i am kinda weirded out no one is talking about KOF XV in this thread o__o

KOF is so big it has its own thread not much more active tbh

it’s just weird—the ic/sb collective’s usually been very into KOF, so this much… silence? over it? is odd to me.

I can’t bring myself to buy it as long as the Saudi journalist murderer guy is in the picture, sorry (yes I know he’s involved with Capcom now too)

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i’m too poor to buy games on release

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Between work and being away from home this past weekend, I haven’t been able to actually mess with it much until today. But honestly it’s been really hard even reading meaningful conversations about it because there aren’t central communities anymore. I assume you have to be following the right people on twitter who retweet the viral videos and info tweets or you have to be in the right discords at the right times, of which I do neither. So it’s like I don’t really have any exposure to the game outside of what I’ve played of it today. I literally had nothing to say because I knew nothing!

I really like what I’ve played so far. It’s definitely a refinement of 14 rather than a major shake-up, but the changes they have done have done wonders to the pacing. It’s really nice seeing matches not just revolve around TOD combos from round 2 onward. The game’s greatest sin so far though is making me like playing Yashiro and Elizabeth, something I’ve never felt before. They also felt so stiff to me before, but in 15 I can gel with them a lot easier. A truly awful sin by SNK because I don’t want to be playing the Orochi kids other than Shermie.

Last time I saw this come up late last year around a Brandon Sheffield tweet about it, someone went looking into SNK’s financials and found no records of him owning any part of SNK. So either he still hasn’t gone through with it after all this time for some reason, he never went through with it, or he just bought and sold it as part of whatever greater financial dealings he’s got going on.

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Back in November:

And it seems the deal has cleared as of last week:

Ah, thanks for the heads up!

the main problem with kofxv is the fuckin matchmaking is broken, so that sucks. other than that, I’m having a fun time trying to be slightly better than completely awful at it. it has the good problem of having a lot of characters I want to play. trying to wire my brain to play kof is gonna take time, since I’ve never done more than mess around with the series in the past. if anyone wants PC matches against my horrible grappler squad, I’m here any time.

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we should learn unity or something and make a poverty fightewr!

sb2 straight povo run

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“What were we thinking?”
You were thinking like Kings

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