Friday, October 20, 2023, 09:05
It was one of the first genres to prevail; Although in the country of the rising sun they knew them before, in the West most of us discovered it through Street Fighter 2 or one of its numerous versions. From there, the combos, grabs, and supers refused to leave us.
Already in 16 bits and following the appearance of Virtua Fighter and its many clones first, and its firm establishment after the hand of the now legendary Tekken, fighting games are separated today into two major currents or style of play. On the one hand, the traditional 2D ones from the Street Fighter saga (although this one has changed its graphic style, the gameplay skeleton is generally maintained) and on the other, those with handling closer to Tekken or Soul Calibur, usually with a more realistic aesthetic. . Mortal Kombat deserves special mention, another gigantic franchise with its own and unmistakable style and personality, always opting for the most gory and spectacular violence.
Strikingly, The community of fighting game fans is characterized by being one of the healthiest on the current scene.perhaps influenced by the fact that the average age of its players is quite high compared to others: many fans are not exactly kids anymore.
If you are one of me or you simply want to try a new genre and delve into the world of fighting games, whether to play alone, with friends at home or experiencing the excitement of online battles against strangers on the other side of the world , you are in the right place. These are the fighting games that are played the most.
Street Fighter VI
The great protagonist of this EVO 2023 had to be the one who opened the list, of course. The saga is still more alive than ever and in its latest installment it incorporates many new gameplay features that have greatly enriched it., with more dynamic gameplay in line with current times, as well as a complete character creator. Also noteworthy is its inclusion of the Modern control system, which allows you to opt for a style of play in which combos and specials are done with a button instead of having to do all the classic directional input, in exchange for reducing the damage a little. of these. It is a balanced and legal option both in ranked and in tournaments, something that is appreciated.
If you are already rubbing your hands waiting for Tekken 8 to be released, it is a good time to fine-tune your juggles and best combos with the previous installment. Tekken 7 is, at least for me, the best installment to date, with a story mode that finally shows us, in an impressive and very well narrated way, the entire history of the Mishima family and the curse they have carried since their beginnings. The roster of fighters is as huge as you’d expect, and the customization options are as hilarious as they are extensive.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
One of the most played until the arrival of Street Fighter 6 and which has been updated in depth with the large number of changes recently arrived in its new season. Dragon Ball FighterZ is a game that any fan of the Z warriors saga will love, with fast-paced and spectacular 3 vs 3 combat in which action and endless combos prevail.. The game has more than 40 characters, although many of them are DLC. Because it is already a veteran, you can get it on some platforms for less than €15.
Guilty Gear Strive
Fans of the hardest rock and the most badass designs will find one of their biggest hits in the latest installment of Guilty Gear. Far from retiring, as is the case with FighterZ, The last season of the game has been loaded with new features and adjustments for all fighters, polishing the gameplay to the limit and revitalizing it. It is one of the most spectacular and one of my favorites, but its designs and soundtrack are simply spectacular.
Mortal Kombat 11
While waiting to get their hands on Mortal Kombat 1 in the reboot of the saga, the most impatient can warm up their engines with Mortal Kombat 11, the latest installment. What can be said about Mortal Kombat 11 that is not already known… blood, viscera and bones that splinter in the most violent combats on the current scene. The inclusion of characters such as Schwarzenegger’s Terminator, Robocop, Spawn or Rambo will delight any player with nostalgia for the 80s and 90s.
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Fans of the Cygames saga will find in Granblue Fantasy: Versus a colorful, fast and spectacular game that represents the characters of this franchise like never before. Its markedly manganime style will dazzle the most otakus, in addition to the great graphic quality that the Arc System Works seal guarantees.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
It is true that there are those who do not consider it a fighting game strictly speaking, but what no one dares to say is that it is not a legend. Addictive, chaotic and fun like few others, Super Smash Bros has created an entire saga in which its latest installment was marked by collaborations with almost everything imaginable.: Cloud, Kazuya Mishima, Solid Snake or Bayonetta are just some of the many names that join the already enormous roster of Nintendo classics. Even if Nintendo doesn’t allow him to return to EVO, in our hearts he will still be one of the greats.