Novriltataki explores what keeps older games in the spotlight

By on May 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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The fighting game community is one of the most unique communities in competitive gaming, in that the community can keep older titles not only alive, but near the forefront of the spotlight. With games such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Vampire Savior, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Sailor Moon S still being played competitively — and Capcom adding pot bonuses for games tied to their Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection — this is only possible by community interest in these titles.

But how does this happen? Novriltataki, in his most recent video, postulates that the core system mechanics of older titles allow for varied styles of gameplay, which add to their appeal.

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Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!