History FandomRivalry / VideoGames

19th May '17 3:12:25 PM Mullon
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* While there's always been arguments over which ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' game is the best, fights between ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' fans and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' fans are particularly intense. Fans of ''V'' say that ''IV's'' driving mechanics are too floaty and are hard to get use to, and hate the "friends call you up to do stuff" mechanic. Fans of ''IV'' say that the story and cast of ''IV'' are way more interesting than ''V's'', as are the main missions which are more crime-oriented than ''V's''. There is also a UsefulNotes/PCVsConsole element to the fighting, ''IV's'' PC port was a disaster, souring a large contingent of fans on the game, and ''V's'' PC version was a lot better handled.
14th May '17 3:17:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' and ''Franchise/StarCraft''. Both science-fiction real time strategy games, with similar concepts among races and gameplay. Bringing up comparisons of the two games on the internet will [[FlameWar reduce the discussion to a smouldering hunk of slag in record time]]. [[WithUsOrAgainstUs Oh, and don't try to take a neutral stance either]]. The UrbanLegendOfZelda that ''Franchise/StarCraft'' was intended to be a ''40k'' game that Blizzard couldn't get the license for doesn't help matters.

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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' and ''Franchise/StarCraft''.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Both science-fiction real time strategy games, with similar concepts among races and gameplay. Bringing up comparisons of the two games on the internet will [[FlameWar reduce the discussion to a smouldering hunk of slag in record time]]. [[WithUsOrAgainstUs Oh, and don't try to take a neutral stance either]]. The UrbanLegendOfZelda that ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' was intended to be a ''40k'' game that Blizzard couldn't get the license for doesn't help matters.
12th May '17 1:54:23 PM DivineFlame100
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* Official ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' vs. ''VideoGame/ProjectM''. It doesn't help that ''Project M'' version 3.5 was released in the roughly-two-month-gap between ''Super Smash Bros. for 3DS'' and ''Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'', so you have players who were hyped for ''M'' 3.5 but apathetic of 3DS/U ''Smash'', and vice versa.
** Within the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fandom itself, the community is divided between fans who support the inclusion of third-party characters and Nintendo purists who think they shouldn't have been included to begin with. The controversy started with [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]]'s inclusion in ''Brawl'' since at that point, unlike [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]], the ''Metal Gear'' series had very little relevance to Nintendo consoles, and that Snake was added in simply because Kojima begged Sakurai to include him since ''Melee''. With ''3DS/Wii U,'' however, most of this controversy had died down a little since at the time, the only third-party characters were Sonic, [[Franchise/MegaMan Mega Man]], and [[VideoGame/PacMan Pac-Man]], and a lot of people wanted to see the four iconic gaming mascots slug it out together. But this controversy was soon re-heated shortly after with the inclusion of DLC characters like [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]], [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} Bayonetta]], and especially [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]].[[note]]Note that this was before ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyExplorers'' came out so at the time, Cloud had made very few appearances on Nintendo consoles. Becoming a more controversial character than even Snake.[[/note]] Many Nintendo purists think that Sakurai has gone way too far with the third-party treatment while supporters absolutely rejoiced about their inclusions.
** Also within the fandom is the Melee vs. all others, but ESPECIALLY Brawl fans, concerning Melee's highly competitive playstyle compared to Brawl being designed for new players through use of nerfing and random tripping. Hence, they cite Melee as the "true" Smash Bros.
** However, if there's one thing that both sides have in common, it's that they're absolutely fed up of hearing people wanting [[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]] to appear in ''Smash''. Just mentioning that alone is a sure way to start arguments and flame wars within the fandom.
8th May '17 8:24:58 AM CodyPurple
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* As for the futuristic Anti-Gravity racing games, we have both VideoGame/WipEout and VideoGame/FZero.
5th May '17 7:41:16 PM Spanks
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* When around a lot of Sonic fans, talk about ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' at your own risk. It may have been well-received in every other sector of gamers, but many Sonic fans see the game's similarities to the Sonic games as an encroachment on their territory. The Sonic fanbase has a reputation of CantTakeCriticism on SEGA's behalf, and the fans who genuinely fit this stereotype get very annoyed at how people keep describing ''Freedom Planet'' as a Sonic game done right. Of course, that ''Freedom Planet'''s players often describe it this way does suggest some intent to provoke.

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* When around a lot of Sonic fans, talk about ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' at your own risk. It may have been well-received in every other sector of gamers, but many and Sonic fans did show support for the game at first, but they eventually came to see the game's similarities to the Sonic games as an encroachment on their territory. The Sonic fanbase has a reputation of CantTakeCriticism on SEGA's behalf, and the fans who genuinely fit this stereotype get very annoyed at how people keep describing ''Freedom Planet'' as a Sonic game done right. ''done right''. Want to really prod the hornets nest? Suggest that the success of ''Freedom Planet'' [[FollowTheLeader paved the way]] for games like ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. Of course, that the ''Freedom Planet'''s players and fans often describe it this way does suggest some intent to provoke.provoke, and to [[TakeThat take more potshots at the Sonic franchise]].
4th May '17 12:45:38 AM harharhar
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* There is some vitriol between fans of ''VideoGame/JustDance'' and ''VideoGame/DanceCentral'', mostly in terms of difficulty. Until a few years in, ''Just Dance'' is often berated of being excessively simplistic, and ''Dance Central'' in turn is often bashed for being too hard. Eventually Just Dance raised their game, but by then, Kinect is dying with Just Dance being pretty much the only Kinect game left, so the rivalry between the two games are getting a bit moot.
1st May '17 10:08:35 AM ZombieAladdin
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* When around a lot of Sonic fans, talk about ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' at your own risk. It may have been well-received in every other sector of gamers, but many Sonic fans see the game's similarities to the Sonic games as an encroachment on their territory. The Sonic fanbase has a reputation of CantTakeCriticism on SEGA's behalf, and the fans who genuinely fit this stereotype get very annoyed at how people keep describing ''Freedom Planet'' as a Sonic game done right. Of course, that ''Freedom Planet'''s players often describe it this way does suggest some intent to provoke.
29th Apr '17 7:40:02 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom gets some hate from the more general ShootEmUp fandom for focusing too much on lore and non-fangame fan works and not enough on the games, and the games themselves being mechanically simplistic. When the Touhou fans actually notice, they generally respond that the other games have boring, ugly patterns and mediocre writing.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom gets some hate from the more general ShootEmUp fandom for [[EnjoyTheStorySkipTheGame focusing too much on lore and non-fangame fan works and not enough on the games, games]], and the games themselves being mechanically simplistic. When the Touhou fans actually notice, they generally respond that the other games have boring, ugly patterns and mediocre writing.
29th Apr '17 7:39:48 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom gets some hate from the more general ShootEmUp fandom for not focusing on the games, and the games themselves being mechanically simplistic. When the Touhou fans actually notice, they generally respond that the other games have boring, ugly patterns and mediocre writing.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom gets some hate from the more general ShootEmUp fandom for not focusing too much on lore and non-fangame fan works and not enough on the games, and the games themselves being mechanically simplistic. When the Touhou fans actually notice, they generally respond that the other games have boring, ugly patterns and mediocre writing.
24th Apr '17 7:02:03 PM nombretomado
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** A smaller scale rivalry is ''Final Fantasy'' vs. the TalesSeries, or, to be more accurate, ''Final Fantasy VII'' vs. ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Both games are considered by and large to be the greatest games in their respective series, and thus are at the heart and passion of next to all of the flame wars of these two franchises.

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** A smaller scale rivalry is ''Final Fantasy'' vs. the TalesSeries, VideoGame/TalesSeries, or, to be more accurate, ''Final Fantasy VII'' vs. ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Both games are considered by and large to be the greatest games in their respective series, and thus are at the heart and passion of next to all of the flame wars of these two franchises.



* Within the ''TalesSeries'', you also get small squabbles between fans of different installments. Those who say the best game is ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' get unwarranted hate for being fans of the most [[ItsPopularSoItSucks popular series installment]]. Fans of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' are often blamed for [[NoExportForYou whining about the PS3 port that never made it to the west]] - this especially grates on fans of games like ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' or ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' that never got translated at all. If you don't think ''Symphonia'' or ''Vesperia'' is the best game in the series, you'll also probably have to defend yourself, ''especially'' if you prefer the DarkerAndEdgier title ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Some Tales fans think has the best story and CharacterDevelopment by far, while those who like the lighter titles find it a [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy slog.]] Not to mention the hate some Symphonia fans level at ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' fans and vice versa. Usually, however, the series averts this, as there are plenty of canon crossovers and the titles are similar enough that most fans enjoy all of them a little - there's certainly a lot less hate between most ''Tales'' fans than there is between ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fans.

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* Within the ''TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', you also get small squabbles between fans of different installments. Those who say the best game is ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' get unwarranted hate for being fans of the most [[ItsPopularSoItSucks popular series installment]]. Fans of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' are often blamed for [[NoExportForYou whining about the PS3 port that never made it to the west]] - this especially grates on fans of games like ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' or ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' that never got translated at all. If you don't think ''Symphonia'' or ''Vesperia'' is the best game in the series, you'll also probably have to defend yourself, ''especially'' if you prefer the DarkerAndEdgier title ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. Some Tales fans think has the best story and CharacterDevelopment by far, while those who like the lighter titles find it a [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy slog.]] Not to mention the hate some Symphonia fans level at ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' fans and vice versa. Usually, however, the series averts this, as there are plenty of canon crossovers and the titles are similar enough that most fans enjoy all of them a little - there's certainly a lot less hate between most ''Tales'' fans than there is between ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' fans.
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