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  • zombi3grim - July 11, 2012 11:39 a.m.

    MK is and always will be my fave.
  • jedisamurai - July 9, 2012 8:10 p.m.

    Virtua Fighter 5:Final Showdown is the best fighting game I have ever played in terms of gameplay and pure fun (I have NEVER played an evenly matched game of SSFIV). Every character also has completely different move sets and no one style or super-combo will defeat an imaginative player with lightning reflexes who knows how to play decently. Throw in the amazing time you'll have trying to figure out your opponents online and the fact that there are THOUSANDS of costume configurations for EVERY character...and I think it starts to become a bit obvious it should be number one.
  • wheresmymonkey - July 9, 2012 2:03 a.m.

    Why no Skullgirls? It deserves props not only for being brilliant but for actually being new as appossed to a port of a sequel which sadly every entry on that list was.
  • alexandre-bret - July 8, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Tatsunoko vs Capcom should of been on here. The Hyper combos were hilariously insane, just because it was on the Wii doesn't make it non worthy. UMVC3 is such a spamfest but its still a decent game
  • EdDeRs1 - July 7, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    guys, you missed out WWE '12, love that game.... where else would you get the chance to powerbomb John Cena through a flameing table? or chokeslam him off the top of a 30 foot high steel cell onto the announce table? or create elberate storylines involveing the reaturn of the nWo, Ministry of Darkness, and Cena getting his arse handed to him? (by now i expect you can tell i really dont like John Cena)
  • KA87 - July 7, 2012 4:31 a.m.

    I wish they would come out with a great 3D fighter. I loved that 3D fighter that was on the Dreamcast in the early 2000’s and wish that another would come out.
  • Teh_Ty - July 7, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    Powerstone? Yeah, that game is worthy of a good sequel on the current gen or next gen. That game was so much fun.
  • FirLocke - July 7, 2012 2:24 a.m.

    I'm pretty happy that Street Fighter X Tekken is NOT on this list. That game has accumlated soooooo much hatred from me that I'd go as far as to say it's one of the worst games this generation, let alone one of the worst fighting games. Anyway, very good list! People need to keep an eye on SoulCalibur, EVO has been brilliant for showing it and the players haven't disappointed. Also just guard is appearing more and more!(3S parry) The only game I can think of that's missing is honestly Tatsunoko vs Capcom. That was genuinely very good and even had an arcade stick made for the Wii to represent that game. Wouldn't say it's better than marvel, but TvC is really good. And we have 3 games to look forward in the rest of they year! Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and PlayStation All-Stars. And all 3 of them look like they're going to be fantastic.
  • raphael-SPINKY - July 6, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    SSF4 is so damn overrated.
  • raphael-SPINKY - July 6, 2012 10:36 p.m.

    UMvC3 is nothing but absolute ass. Please take that sh*t outta there.
  • Beoftw - July 7, 2012 9:19 p.m.

    I agree completely. And to think they put it over MK which has done an AMAZING job of balancing and great community feedback. It seems most of these lists are just to cater to the idiot fanboys rather than the unbiased truth of the matter.
  • BladedFalcon - July 8, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    The irony of your statement is just delicious.
  • Beoftw - July 8, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    And how is it ironic? MvC3 has cashed in on every dirty dlc and re-release tactic you can imagine, while keeping the game full of flaws and terrible balancing issues. MK actually has automated balancing systems that keep the game pretty damn level and the devs have done one hell of a job at keeping the community informed with speedy content and quick patches. The only irony you could have taken from this is that MK is popular, but if you are going to argue its more drooled over than mvc3 or street fighter then id call you ignorant.
  • BladedFalcon - July 8, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    "It seems most of these lists are just to cater to the idiot fanboys rather than the unbiased truth of the matter." It's ironic, because you're talking about the "unbiased truth" while rambling and attacking in a typical idiot fanboy Fashion. It can't be unbiased, when you're clearly showing a one sided bias against one game, and idolizing the other. And as much as you'd like to, you can't make your opinion be "truth" when it comes to something that is ultimately decided by personal taste. Both games are good, and both have their strengths and weaknesses. Certainly, MK9 has a much superior single player campaign and content, but the core fighting is not without it's flaws. The characters and their special moves aren't ultimately that different from each other for the most part, and the AI is incredibly cheap, specially when it comes to Shao Khan. The game also suffers from balance issues when it comes to some moves rather and others. Yeah, MvC3 also suffers from serious balance issues, but it has a much varied cast with style that feel more genuinely different, and the combat is fast paced and chaotic while still requiring strategy in order to properly win. Has Capcom pulled asshole moves with it? sure, but that's something to recriminate the company for, not the game. So yeah, like I said, both games have flaws and good things to them, whether one is better than the other is ultimately up to personal opinion, so there can't be an "unbiased truth" about it.
  • gojiguyar - July 6, 2012 7:50 p.m.

    I'd also argue that including Tekken 5:DR and SFIII:3SO is inappropriate. They aren't truly current gen games. Because if you're going to include those then what about the KoF Anthology? What about Samurai Shodown Anthology? What about Last Blade on the Wii? What about the XBLA re-release of Garou:MotW? What about MvC2? It just opens up a whole other can of worms that pulls the discussion away from current gen fighters.
  • gojiguyar - July 6, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    IMHO Tatsunoko vs Capcom is way waaaaay better than any version of MvC3. I'd say it's my hands-down favourite fighter this gen. And even if GR disagrees it still deserves to be on the list. I'd also put KoFXIII above SFIV. Just because a game is popular does not mean it is "the best"- KoFXIII outclasses SFIV in visuals and depth.
  • BladedFalcon - July 6, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    Yes, and you are the ultimate authority regarding fighting games, and everyone should listen to you... Because?
  • MetroidPrimeRib - July 7, 2012 1:21 a.m.

    Because he's right and TvC is better then MvC3
  • BladedFalcon - July 7, 2012 7:09 a.m.

    Not necessarily, Just because KoF XIII is harder to master doesn't make it the better game, specially when it has a significantly crappier online structure than most games in this list. And graphically, the sprites are nice to look at but aren't nearly as defined and gorgeous as BlazBlue, and SFIV ultimately has much more flair, animation, and it's arguably more fun to watch. But ultimately, what I'm trying to convey here, is that no matter what I think, or anyone else thinks, it all boils down to opinion, and not hard facts, since neither him or you have the authority or credentials to claim as such. So otherwise, you both come across as conceited jackasses. Though in your case, i get a feeling you're only harping on SFIV and MvC3 almost solely because they have expansions and DLC that you love to hate, and which makes any game to you automatically shitty, regardless quality. So perhaps more than conceitedness, your case is more one of immaturity.
  • robotdickens - July 6, 2012 5:25 p.m.

    It may have a more ridiculous name, different skin, different color, different fighting style. Essentially all fighting games are the same and should be treated as such.

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