msbhvn wrote:I haven't forgotten the DC Soul Calibur (or its predecessor Soul Blade/Edge on PS1), I was just pointing out that SC2 was the pinnacle of the series, with huge amounts of single player goodness. I used an adapter with my PS1 controller for the Gamecube version because of the tiny d-pad on the GC controller.
Ok grumpy-chops, was just saying - lots of people forget the Dreamcast version existed!
PS1 prequel never really grabbed me weirdly so i don't count that!
msbhvn wrote:I still have nightmares of Vega in SNES SF2. Thirty plus continues to beat him was not uncommon. They fixed him in Turbo, thankfully.
He was and still is an utter, utter, utter
bastard. I recall 'fondly' shouting at him to get off the sodding fence, and then instantly regretting it when he complied and kicked my arse
I was a mega drive lad primarily so played mostly on the CE version (with the Mega Drive' amazing 6-button controller), but made my brother get it for the SNES too as we used to swap consoles for a bit, (mainly for Mario Kart)! SNES version was a bit slicker as i recall, but the pad wasn't even close to the fighting game perfection of the MD controller! >reminisces<
msbhvn wrote:Have you tried playing Super SF2 Turbo recently, or SF2 Anniversary? I can't get past two or three rounds even on the lowest difficulty, it's so stupidly hard. It's a good job they included SF3 Third Strike on the Xbox version, or I'd never have bothered with it at all. The SF2 anime wasn't half bad, either.
You mean the arcade versions? If so, then no - basically because i bought it (turbo) at release and got absolutely annihilated. Repeatedly. 3 rounds is pretty much my limit too, to make it easier i go predictably with Ryu who always
gets to fight my bogey character in round 3, the 'lovely' chun-li
I had to google to see if it was always that hard and i'd been amazing on the MD/SNES, or as i suspected more likely - they'd upped the difficulty significantly. I concur it is staggeringly and off-puttingly difficult. What annoys me more is my younger brother has 100%'d it. Somehow. I regret showing him the ropes now when we were younger. Git.