April 25th, 2011
As an early teen in the early '90s, my favorite genre was undoubtedly versus fighting games. Arcade, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat (Fun Fact: The first port to PC was the best of any version), SNK games -- you name it, I played it.
Fast forward to today, and I really couldn't care less for the genre. The gameplay just feels so dated, perhaps it even reached its gameplay ceiling in the '90s. I know Street Fighter IV was well received on PC and consoles alike, but I just didn't care. At this point, if I want to play a versus fighter, I pick up Mortal Kombat II or the original Street Fighter II.
Similarly, I didn't even care that Mortal Kombat didn't come to PC last week alongside Xbox and PlayStation versions. I just don't enjoy *new* fighting games anymore.
What about you, do you still enjoy versus fighting games? If so, is it anywhere near as much as you did in the '90s?