Capcom Vs SNK
Millennium Fight 2000
next game in the 'VS' series returns us to the old school fighting style,
in all honesty the game should have been called Street Fighter VS King of
Fighters, as only Morrigan [from Vampire Savior] and Nakoruru [Samurai
Spirits] come from outside these two series.
are two fighting styles or 'Grooves'. The Capcom groove has your super
meter split into 3 levels as in the alpha games, whilst Snk groove has one
bar which you can charge by fighting or pressing HP and HK. Generally this
is the only difference between the two grooves, however certain SNK
characters can only pull of moves if they are in SNK mode. The fighting
system returns us to the old school system, so the game plays as a cross
between Street Fighter 2, and King of Fighters. Capcom have pulled this
off successfully as the game is much tighter and mistakes will get
punished, also the super moves are not as powerful as they were in the
alpha series, which means the game is more tactical.
can battle with a team from 1 to 4 characters, this is governed by the
ratio system. Basically all of the characters have been ranked in terms of
strength and power, so Dhalsim appears as a ratio 1, Ryu is ratio 2,
M.Bison is ratio 3, and Akuma is ratio 4. The idea is that you have 4
ratio points to pick your team, this is an excellent idea as I found in Marvel
VS Capcom 2 certain characters were never played because they
were in a word rubbish, but with this ranking system more tactics are
bought into play.
Fighter 3: third strike, every move you do is ranked, and you
earn GP's [groove points] for your efforts. However many of your old 2in1
combos and too much reliance on super moves will see you losing points,
this game rewards on tactics and skill. More information on how to earn
these points can be found in my capcom vs snk
game is full of secrets and as in Marvel
VS Capcom 2 you have to buy them by earning points in the main
game. The secrets on offer are good, they range from extra characters [Akuma,
Mad Iori, Morrigan, and Nakoruru] new stages are available as is new
costumes but best of all is the new music available. Here you get some of
the music from Street Fighter 2 and its various sequels, including the
excellent opening music for SF2 [the bit where you scroll up the
building]. The secrets on offer are good but as before this game stands
well without all the added extras like costume editing and the like.
music is excellent, not on the same par as MVSC2,
but it set the scene of a big battle excellently. Also many characters
have new voices. Guile now says much more before the battle, as does Cammy.
The only bad musical point is
that the announcer sounds like some fool playing with a sound filter, and
why after you win a round you can here in the background 'hey wake up
what’s happening here?'
of the projectile attacks are computer generated, and look much brighter
and flashier. However it does look strange in some instances, namely Chun-li's
move [Tenshou Kyaku] where she fly's up into the air and does a vertical
kick rotation, for some reason flashes of light have been added, and it
looks weird. The super move shadows work well as they have been slowed
down a lot.
that people seem to be in two minds about is the character selection art.
reason is that all the Capcom characters are drawn by SNK artists and all
SNK characters are drawn by CAPCOM artists. The results are good, all the
Street Fighter cast look ultra realistic and generally good, whilst the SNK
characters go all 'anime'. The main sprite art returns all the SNK
characters to normal from the King of Fighter games.
VS Snk is interesting to say the least. The game is much tighter and is
better for it, however you will not be able to pick up this game and play
it and do well [GP wise]. All the characters have been cleverly altered so
you have to learn them again, characters have special EX modes which
return them to their 'classic' versions.
Capcom VS Snk is disappointing, that is that no game was going to live up
to all our expectations. However after playing the game for a couple of
days, I began to get into it big time, the game is great. Those people who
enjoy Capcom's 'VS' games should stay clear from this game as it plays
very different. Also if you are a 'alpha fan' and don't
the more tactically sound street fighter games [SF2, SSF2X, SF3:3S]
then stay away as well. And as for you people into the SNK games, you are
in for a shock as many of the SNK cast have lost moves. However if you are
hankering for an old school fighter then go ahead and buy the game.
short it is hard to recommend this game to anyone outside of the Capcom
and Snk camps. I mean the game is amazing but sadly the majority of game
players will find the game to hard to get into, but that is no fault of
the game. If you are after a serious 2D fighting game with heaps of
nostalgia and the ultimate battle between the 2D fighters then Capcom Vs
Snk is for you.
Comments, suggestions or questions? Sam@dreamcastsource.co.uk
"Capcom VS Snk is the only choice for old school fighting fans"
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