Remember how groovy it was playing that game Shaq Fu back in the day? Anyone? Well, even if that last question is one you don’t often hear, if ever, I think we all can agree that this game holds a special place in the history of fighting games. With the recent rise of indie games and the aversiveness of the flourishing fighting game community, the possibilities of another Shaq Fu (or something much better) are definitely in the cards. To make things sweeter, there are a tons of old fighting games featuring mechanics unique to the genre worth taking influence from.
On today’s Nerdist: Play, we’ll talk about some of the fighting games worth playing, the ones to look forward to, and some oldies that we hope to see make a return, even if only in spirit. We’ll follow that up by looking at what’s to come in the year of fighting games, the competitive fighting game scene, and finally I’ll give a very “hunch-like” prediction of who will win the Street Fighter championship at this year’s EVO competition.
I dislocated my left wrist while tweeting in agony during the Green Bay Packers’ playoff loss over the weekend, so no Twitter question for today. But if you want to have your voice heard on the next episode of PLAY, be sure join the conversation with yours truly over on Twitter!