Fighters 2001 (part 2)
|Although this series isn't the most popular around the world, in Japan, where it counts most, King of Fighters is the most popular fighting game series. Whenever a new KoF comes out for the year, arcades are totally swamped, and it's a awesome sight to see so many people fighting it out and having fun.|
|Anyhow, despite SNK's troubles, the King of Fighters lives! KoF 2001 is due out in November 2001 (a little late this year), and from what I've seen, it looks like it'll be one of the best. It's got great graphics, a nice cast of new & old characters, and of course we can expect the great gameplay that KoF is famous for!|
He used to be one of the biggest stars in gaming, but now he's taken a back seat to some of the newer characters. I still like him, but I admire SNK for giving somebody else a chance. Think Capcom will ever do that with Ryu & Chun Li?
She first appeared in KoF 99 Evolution as a special striker, but now she's a playable character! Even though I don't have room on my team, I'm glad that happened.
Seth was the other special striker from KoF99E, and I like him too. And it's also good to have another cool black fighting game character because I don't think there are enough.
This is another new character from KoF 2001. I wonder what the luchadore wrestling mask is all about? Anyhow, I predict that next year Ramone will change his name to "Ramona" and be the first 'man' on the Woman Fighters Team.
|Art of Fighting Team|
Here's a pose Yuri learned from Cammy when they met in Capcom vs SNK! Yet another reason why Yuri's one of my favorite game gals!
He's a shotoclone, but he's from SNK. Yuri musta taken ever ounce of coolness from the family and left poor Ryo at Ryu's lowly level...
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What's he doing here... did he get crushed and killed at the end of KoF 99? I wish he would have because he's one of the most boring characters. SNK coulda used his spot for somebody cooler.
Robert was the coolest of the original Art of Fighting cast, but I'll never understand why Yuri likes him... I always thought she and Joe Higashi would go great together.
Kyo is probably the most popular guy in fighting game history. Girls in Japan absolutely went nuts for him. I think his fanbase has shrunk a little, but he's still up there.
I never liked Daimon much. I kept waiting for him to get replaced, but after 8 years he's still around... and I can't help but start to respect him for that.
Why Beni and and Guile weren't rivals in Capcom vs SNK, I'll never understand. Maybe we'll see a 3-way battle between Beni, Guile, and Paul Phoenix in Capcom vs SNK vs Namco!
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I honestly can't even comment on Shingo. I know he's been around for a few years, but I never paid the least bit of attention to him...
|Psycho Soldier Team|
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Arrggghhhh... she cut her hair! Sorry, but I won't be a good friend if I said it looked good. Athena, you were MUCH cuter with long hair. But the new outfit it one of the best yet.
One of the most annoying characters ever! I heard she died last year... what's she doing back?!
Sei is the hungriest character in video games. It was pretty amusing at first when he'd chomp down (and choke) on a big rice ball, but it's kinda getting old now...
How this old drunk ended up with these kids is a total mystery to me. But, it a good thing he's there because he adds some excitement to the team.
She hard to pay, but Leona is undoubtedly one of the most loved KoF characters. In Capcom vs SNK, I think it should have been Cammy vs Leona!
Oh uh, he's back! He's been coming and going from the series since the beginning. Every time I rejoice that he's gone, he comes back to torture me!
I always thought Ralf was one of the coolest looking characters, but I've never had him on any of my teams because there are SO many other cool characters.
Although I was a big fan of Ikari Warriors, I like to kick Clarks butt because he dresses too much like Terry. I think he's trying to steal his look...