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Top 10 Best Video Game Sequels #2

I apologize for the lack of posts for the longest time.  I’ve been busy with work and friends, and quite frankly just a lazy fuck.  But I will finish the list, because no one’s asking for it, but I might as well post it.  Now, for the #2 slot of awesome games that are sequel that improved so much upon its predecessor and made us just shit our pants with awesomeness, which is a metaphor for shit.

This game is familiar with just about everyone.  If you had a childhood anytime in the last 10 years, you have played this game.  And even if you didn’t play it, you probably know what it is.  It’s an icon in the gaming world and truly introduced the world, to the greatness of HADOKEN!!!!!  That’s right everyone Street Figther 2.  I am aware that there are about 14 versions of this game, but I’m going to pretend that they are the same for the most part.  Sure New Challengers added to characters and turbo increased the speed, but it’s essentially the same game.  Most people have never even heard of the original game, because it’s not called Street Fighter, it’s called Fighting Street.  It is one of the first fighting games ever made that really allowed 2d 1 on 1 fights.  And you were given two a controller stick and two big buttons, one for punches and one for kicks, the harder you pushed the button, would determine the strength of the attack.  Sure it had flaws, special moves were hard to pull off and the pushing the button harder led to random results, but it was a good solid starting place.  A rock from which the greatness that is Street Fighter 2 would be built.

Street Fighter 2 was great for a few reasons, first and foremost, it was a fighting game that anyone who had never even picked up a controller could play.  This led to people renting the game, having friends over and playing all night.  Alllll nighttt!!  It was too fun to put down, and when one friend figured out how to throw hadokens, oh, the shit that went down.  But then other great aspect of the game, was that it was so deep.  You may not believe me, but this game is still played competitively in tournaments around the world.  It is still hype!  This game started out with the characters, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief, Sagat, Balrog, Vega, E. Honda, Blanka, M. Bison, T. Hawk, Guile, Dee Jay, Dhalsim.  And later Cammy and Fei Long were added.  This game is super fun still and is such an improvement from the first in that it revolutionized fighters and Cemented Capcom as a fighting God.  Street Fighter 4 was one of the most popular games of 2009.  The reason this game gets the 2nd spot is improved graphics, improved sound, improved controls that allow anyone to pull of special moves, and the most fun gameplay to ever grace a fighting game.  Also, I want to mention Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was a contender for this list, which just goes to show you how great Capcom is.  So, for all you fighting fans, just try not to play your copy of Street Fighter 2 after reading this!

What the fuck, i thought this was a street fight, you used some fucking magic!


August 15, 2010 Posted by | Video Games | Leave a comment