Fighter 101 discusses the divide between old school and new school fighting games [UPDATED]

By on August 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm
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Does elitism prevent players from accepting new versions of their favorite games?

In this new video, Fighter 101 examines how “old school” values caused them to resent new players succeeding in new, more accessible games; specifically, how a Street Fighter V player can find success more quickly now than a Super Street Fighter II Turbo player could — based on both the design of the respective games, and the resources available to their generation. But they warn that holding on to elitism from the retro gaming experience can cloud one’s judgement of modern titles, and what they offer players and the community as a whole. There are rewards to adaptation, if you want the most out of your games.

UPDATE: Fighter 101 followed the video up with this discussion.

Thanks to Trent for the tips.

Source: Fighter101 Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.