Fighting Games

  • Rollback netcode's coming to Guilty Gear Strive! This bodes well for my fantasy critic league...

  • Apparently Fighting EX Layer is being updated with rollback netcode. I'm gonna give this game a try when it's on sale.

  • @bam541
    It's on sale right now I believe

  • @dmcmaster oh damn, it is! Just bought it, thanks for the heads up.

  • @bam541
    It's nothing, Soul Caliber and Tekken 7 are also on sale i think

  • I got a few online matches already with some dude from Hongkong (I'm in Indonesia btw), the connection quality meter kept fluctuating but I never really felt any noticable slowdowns or delays. My inputs felt pretty precise. It's so good, definitely better than any matches I ever had in SamSho, and Tekken 7 (I never managed to find a match in SC6). I'll be playing more of this, gonna find some tutorials first though. Sanane hype!

  • Need to give EX Layer a second shot, bought it, then had a bunch of crazy weeks at work

  • Slightly late to post the announcement but tomorrow at they will be saying something about the DLC for this season

    I really hope they don't do something stupid like announce the dates they will be announcing the characters or something like that. There are a lot of rumours out there about who the characters are and some are pretty convincing but I won't add them in case they are correct and people don't want them spoiled. Hopefully they announce all 5 and at least 1 is a guest.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern I've really enjoyed SF5 so far (bought day 1), but im also kinda getting tired of buying all the newest versions to get all the new characters/stages. I'm torn, on one hand I'm glad theres still new characters to come but I'm also just kinda ready to just have the full game already, don't know about you.

  • @themarcv
    I mean the last version released was the last version, at least if rumors are anything to go by, allegedly there was supposed to be an announcement for Street Fighter 6 this year (still could be) but allegedly the 5 characters coming were meant to be part of SF6.

    That said
    Makoto, Oro, Sodom,Guy,Swada.

  • @themarcv honestly, I hated everything about street fighter 5 until very recently. I think I just always set my expectations too high. I have just reinstalled it and am hoping to get some games in long as the Mrs doesn't go into labour. I may go back to feeling the same but this time, I'm very optimistic to jump in with 40 characters that are basically all new to me as it's been several years since I last played.

    BUT I totally understand what you mean. Not necessarily for me but sf games overstay their welcome for many.

  • @dmcmaster Yeah, I mean I'm sadly use to this kinda stuff with SF but I think I've bought three versions of the game so far, standard, arcade and now champion. I was kinda hoping with Champion I'd have it all outside of pay for costumes but looks I'll have at least one more season worth of characters to consider now.

    I like your list, I'd be very excited if they finally added Hagar to the SF roster.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern Think I was kinda of the opposite, I knew before purchasing the game was going to be limited with more stuff to come down the road and that kinda made me try out the Online. Now I've been playing Street Fighter since I was a little kid but I'm not very good at it so I never had any desire to play online. Finally doing so proved to be extremely enjoyable to me. I get beat now often but those matches that are evenly matched are so fun. All the new modes and stuff are nice and I've enjoyed going through the arcade mode to see the ending art but I've also just enjoyed how the game plays, I feel like it's easier to learn some decent combos and make a go of it.

  • Dan, Rose, Oro, and Akira from Rival Schools announced. 5th character is still a mystery

  • 4 of the 5 dlc characters were announced for season 5 today. Dan, Rose, Oro and Akira (from Rival Schools). I'm really glad all the leaks weren't right. Oro and Dan are cool, I never played Rival Schools and Rose can eat a dick. Let the rumours of the last character begin!

    Also of note, the content roadmap noted a new gameplay mechanic releasing with Dan this winter. Critical 2, maybe?

  • Okay, I've always liked Dan, Rose ive always been very meh on. Was never a fan of Oro, I personally don't like what I call the 'freak' characters. I think adding Rival School characters is really cool, Akira wouldn't have been my first pick tho. Still hoping the last one is Mike Haggar.

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  • @themarcv
    It's time for people to be regaled with the Ballad of Mike Hagger
    Youtube Video

    Welcome, friends. I hope you're well,
    I bid you join me for a spell,
    Sit by, pipe down and be regaled,
    With our beloved city's tale.

    I'll tell you through my weak narration,
    Of how it met with its salvation,
    From Mad Gear's grip its neck was freed,
    By one man's most extraordinary deeds.

    For years had Metro City's streets,
    Been trampled under thuggish feet,
    Its dwellers caged with no escape,
    From endless murder, theft and rape.

    Until a man stood tall and pledged,
    To pry away the dagger's edge,
    'Twas truly apt the city's prayer,
    Be answered by its very mayor.

    His homeland sacked, his kin despoiled,
    His anger's cauldron overboiled.
    All who'd left this city scarred,
    Would taste the fist of Mike Haggar!

    Outnumbering him they jeered and taunted,
    Still he sallied forth undaunted,
    Knuckles flew and in a flash,
    Of speed and fury came the clash.

    As though he were a righteous sword,
    He tore unscathed through endless hordes,
    Until at last he reached a foe,
    That gave him pause. Edi? No!

    How could this be, a lawman lured,
    By wickedness he'd once endured?
    From whence came this? What was the source?
    "Money", came his reply. Of course.

    But Haggar would not step awry,
    All allies of the Gear must die,
    If he had donned a traitor's crown,
    Then he as well would be struck down.

    And would that in a fateful brawl,
    Pure heart and grit could vanquish all,
    But cowards have their coward's ways,
    With musket's muzzles set ablaze.

    A tragic victory won that eve,
    For Haggar's death we must not grieve,
    In proof of his gallant resilience,
    His eyes were met with marble brilliance.

    As it was penned in ancient scrolls,
    Valhalla called to Haggar's soul,
    His wings of courage had him flown,
    To stand at mighty Odin's throne.

    "Long have I awaited thee,
    Of boundless strength and bravery.
    This day will grant my Einherjar,
    A trueborn hero, Mike Haggar

    O daring knight, of you I plead,
    We in our time of crisis need,
    A warrior of finest stock,
    To lead the charge in Ragnarok."

    The greatest honour, called to aid,
    Nay, lead in this divine crusade,
    Yet Haggar stood as still as clay.
    Was this his choice? Was this the way?

    To join the ranks of gods elite,
    Would leave his mission incomplete.
    Forever would the Mad Gear reign,
    And strangle all in bloody chains.

    Haggar felt his rage renew,
    And in his mind bore witness to,
    A vision of his ravaged land,
    "No", thought he, "This will not stand!"

    The path before Haggar was clear,
    His duty was to end the Gear,
    And thus he shunned this godly war,
    Mayor was he, and nothing more.

    A first in history's winding track,
    The Aesir shown a mortal's back,
    Odin flared, and in his ire,
    Cast his gracious veil to fire.

    "You, a human, have the gall,
    To turn away from Asgard's halls?
    What right have you to spurn my rule?
    I the god of gods? You fool!

    So be it, dog, you will not yield,
    And thus your wretched fate is sealed.
    By Odin's will, you'll serve your time.
    Within the mists of Niflheim!"

    And from the sky, a blinding light,
    Shook the very earth that night,
    A god's descent, his foolish pride,
    Crushed 'neath Haggar's steel backside.

    And though the battle was well fought,
    It does provoke a dreadful thought,
    Of champion's husks on darkness fed,
    And all their vaunted valour bled.

    Had not this man once stood defiant,
    Against injustice, a noble giant?
    Yet here he lay, his garments stained,
    With ink of Franklins ill-obtained.

    Are all great men assured to fall,
    To gold's beguiling siren call?
    Does our hero have his price?
    Could he too succumb to vice?

    And if from me your waiting ears,
    Plaintive eyes and unshed tears,
    Seek the answer to these questions,
    Pay attention!

    Whom do you think this tale's about?
    Some weepy whelp, a spineless sprout?
    Outward bold and inward vile,
    A turned coat for a paper pile?


    This is not the ballad of Guy or Cody,
    Saviours weak and frail and bony,
    If you'll think back, and not too far,
    Recall that I speak of Mike Haggar!

    And so, pursuing evil's scent,
    Haggar strode forth, his wrath unspent,
    And I, your faithful balladeer,
    Cry out in zealous joy, "Round Clear!"

  • @dmcmaster Da fuck, ill have to give this a listen when im home. Thank you for sharing.

  • I'm not familiar with the character before this, but Akira Kazama's art design looks sick. I'm excited to see how she plays.