History YMMV / DarkStalkers

2nd Jun '18 5:09:01 PM MasterJoseph
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ThatOneAttack: One of Morrigan's special moves, Finishing Shower, is quite hated, especially in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' because it's almost impossible to combo into. That is until ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' where she can combo into it, much to the delight of her fans.
2nd Jun '18 5:07:35 PM MasterJoseph
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One of Morrigan's special moves, Finishing Shower, is quite hated, especially in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' because it's almost impossible to combo into. That is until ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' where she can combo into it, much to the delight of her fans.


Added DiffLines:

* ThatOneAttack: One of Morrigan's special moves, Finishing Shower, is quite hated, especially in ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]'' because it's almost impossible to combo into. That is until ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' where she can combo into it, much to the delight of her fans.
9th Mar '18 5:26:12 PM ninjamitsuki2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The "you are curiously attractive for a fishman" line is even funnier after ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' came out.
28th Jan '18 1:21:38 AM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FranchiseKiller: The hastily-released [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] arcade [[UpdatedRerelease updates]] ''Vampire Savior 2'' and ''Vampire Hunter 2'' are widely regarded as having heavily damaged public interest in the series. On top of being [[CapcomSequelStagnation slightly modified versions]] of ''Vampire Savior'' (and said modifications being largely disliked), [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo the roster was split between two separate games due to hardware limitations]], and the ''Vampire Hunter 2'' [[NeverTrustATitle title was misleading]] due to the original ''Vampire Hunter'' being a fairly different game gameplay-wise. Even the fact that three previously dropped characters were brought back into the mix wasn't enough to counter all the negatives, and series' remaining fans quickly abandoned these versions in favor of previous entries. Every ''Darkstalkers'' release since has been some kind of port of the existing entries in the series.
** ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'', a decently-featured but still overpriced port of Vampire Hunter and Vampire Savior. [[BoxOfficeBomb It failed to meet its projected sales.]] Unfortunately, Capcom took that as a sign that interest in the franchise was overestimated, and as a result decided against making a new ''Darkstalkers'' game.
25th Jan '18 12:14:33 AM Amagicalbadger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This came to a head with ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'', which was a bare bones port of Vampire Hunter and Vampire Savior, only really selling well on Xbox 360, which didn't have the option of the numerous multi-version ports which were already out. [[BoxOfficeBomb The game completely failed to sell anywhere near its projected sales.]]

to:

** This came to a head with ''Darkstalkers Resurrection'', which was a bare bones decently-featured but still overpriced port of Vampire Hunter and Vampire Savior, only really selling well on Xbox 360, which didn't have the option of the numerous multi-version ports which were already out. Savior. [[BoxOfficeBomb The game completely It failed to sell anywhere near meet its projected sales.]]]] Unfortunately, Capcom took that as a sign that interest in the franchise was overestimated, and as a result decided against making a new ''Darkstalkers'' game.
22nd Jan '18 7:37:01 PM WolfThunder
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MemeticMutation: Yoshinori Ono's '''[[{{Uncancelled}} DARKSTALKERS ARE NOT DEAD]]''' announcement seems to be working its way up. In the case of ''[=MvC3=]'' (with the possibility of an all Darkstalkers team of Morrigan, Felicia, and Hsien-Ko being defeated) and ''Resurrection''[='s=] unfortunate commercial failure, this is sometimes twisted into '''DARKSTALKERS ARE DEAD'''.

to:

* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
**
Yoshinori Ono's '''[[{{Uncancelled}} DARKSTALKERS ARE NOT DEAD]]''' announcement seems to be working its way up. In the case of ''[=MvC3=]'' (with the possibility of an all Darkstalkers team of Morrigan, Felicia, and Hsien-Ko being defeated) and ''Resurrection''[='s=] unfortunate commercial failure, this is sometimes twisted into '''DARKSTALKERS ARE DEAD'''.
23rd Nov '17 12:44:05 PM UchuuFlamenco
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The Darkstalkers series often comes across as "just another 90s fighting game" to those who first experience it now, likely because so many of the new things it brought to the table such as [[{{Combos}} chain combos]], guard cancels, air blocking, ES specials, [[AwesomeArt improved]] [[DerangedAnimation animation]], and a cast full of something other than the same old martial arts archetypes have now been copied by so many other fighters (including its own predecessor, StreetFighter.)
** Apparently even some American game reviewers in the 90s didn't notice several of the mechanical differences from StreetFighter, so to some extent Darkstalkers was underappreciated in its time, too.

to:

* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The Darkstalkers series often comes across as "just another 90s fighting game" to those who first experience it now, likely because so many of the new things it brought to the table such as [[{{Combos}} chain combos]], guard cancels, air blocking, ES specials, [[AwesomeArt improved]] [[DerangedAnimation animation]], and a cast full of something other than the same old martial arts archetypes have now been copied by so many other fighters (including its own predecessor, StreetFighter.''Franchise/StreetFighter''.)
** Apparently even some American game reviewers in the 90s didn't notice several of the mechanical differences from StreetFighter, ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', so to some extent Darkstalkers was underappreciated in its time, too.
22nd Sep '17 8:43:42 PM SutairuMasuta
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MainstreamObscurity: Has a cult following over the years, but is solely known for Morrigan Aensland, the [[SexGod sexier-than-sex]] [[HornyDevils succubus]] who has [[WolverinePublicity appeared in more crossover games than her own]]. Good luck finding someone who can name any other characters besides maybe Lilith, her {{moe}} sister or Felicia, a near-nude CatGirl. Possibly Hsien-Ko as well due to her appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. They probably won't know anything about the gameplay either. The series is BestKnownForTheFanservice, and not much else.

to:

* MainstreamObscurity: Has a cult following over the years, but is solely known for Morrigan Aensland, the [[SexGod sexier-than-sex]] [[HornyDevils succubus]] who has [[WolverinePublicity appeared in more crossover games than her own]]. Good luck finding someone who can name any other characters besides maybe Lilith, her {{moe}} sister sister, Jedah, an insane GrimReaper-styled demon who mutilates himself to attack people, or Felicia, a near-nude CatGirl. Possibly Hsien-Ko as well due to her appearance in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. They probably won't know anything about the gameplay either. The series is BestKnownForTheFanservice, and not much else.
12th Sep '17 9:37:17 PM Winner1
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CriticalResearchFailure: The very idea that the ''Darkstalkers'' franchise was marketed towards kids has become one of the biggest criticisms against the show. Arguably, this applies to all the characters too since the show ended up being an InNameOnly product with little to no connection to the source material it was based on.



* IdiotPlot: The series finale involves Pyron's mean brother Terramon arriving to help his brother conquer the Earth since he's has failed at it himself. So instead of having Pyron tell his brother to get lost or challenge him over who gets the Earth, he instead invites all the Darkstalkers, both heroes and villains, to a fancy dinner party to prove to his brother that he's successfully conquered the planet by enslaving the other Darkstalkers opposing him in order to trick him into going away after his visit. Naturally, this doesn't work out.



* TheScrappy: Harry. He was not liked for being added as a KidAppealCharacter in a franchise that was never made for kids.

to:

* TheScrappy: NoYay: Anakaris develops a disturbing interest in Felicia after he brainwashes her into becoming his wife.
* TheScrappy:
**
Harry. He was not liked for being added as a KidAppealCharacter in a franchise that was never made for kids.kids to begin with.
** Hairball, the Sasquatch/Big Foot's son is equally disliked for being an annoying BrattyHalfPint that pisses off the other characters.


Added DiffLines:

* {{Squick}}: Anakaris, a centuries old, decaying mummy, brainwashes Felicia into becoming his wife and forces her to make out with him while his prisoners watch. It's as gross as it sounds.


Added DiffLines:

** Amanda (Anita's counterpart) as well due to her...[[OffModel bizarre facial expressions.]]
7th Sep '17 2:22:41 PM nendroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HilariousInHindsight: In the ''[[Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge Night Warriors]]'' OVA, Lord Raptor (voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil) has for a drummer a one-eyed monster that looks like a blue [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher Suezo]]. [=McNeil=] would later go on to voice Suezo in the ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' anime.

to:

* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
**
In the ''[[Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge Night Warriors]]'' OVA, Lord Raptor (voiced by Creator/ScottMcNeil) has for a drummer a one-eyed monster that looks like a blue [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher Suezo]]. [=McNeil=] would later go on to voice Suezo in the ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' anime.anime.
** Creator/DavidKaye voiced Pyron in the ''Night Warriors'' OVA. Now he's voicing Jedah Doma in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 215. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.DarkStalkers