History YMMV / VirtuaFighter

12th Sep '16 11:02:44 PM X2X
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** The second opening of the anime, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQi1Ubntv8 "Ai Gatari Nai Ze,"]] is great, as well as the second ending [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHiOtiLjH0A "Kyohansha"]] by Vivian Hsu.

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** The second opening of the anime, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQi1Ubntv8 "Ai Gatari Nai Ze,"]] is great, as well as the second ending [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHiOtiLjH0A "Kyohansha"]] by Vivian Hsu.



** BrokenBase: However, [[VocalMinority some]] players apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her less intimidating and more attractive. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles. It's telling that most fan art is of Vanessa, with her dark skin and muscles intact.

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** BrokenBase: However, [[VocalMinority some]] players some players]] apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her less intimidating and more attractive. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles. It's telling that most fan art is of Vanessa, with her dark skin and muscles intact.



* FoeYay: Between Aoi and Brad of all people. The developers even seem fond of poking fun at the development, judging by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnwuyHMhigs#t=39s their brief scene together in one of the fifth game's arcade intros.]] Depending on how things turn out, this may or may not make Akira an [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] of the former. (But then again, who knows if romance is on [[ToBeAMaster Akira's]] mind in the first place.)

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* FoeYay: Between Aoi and Brad of all people. Aoi lost to Brad in the fourth tournament because his flirting threw off her game; feeling conflicted, Aoi finds that she can hardly think of anything else ''but'' Brad as she trains in the hopes of settling the score in their next match. The developers even seem fond of poking fun at the development, judging by [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnwuyHMhigs#t=39s their brief scene together in one of the fifth game's arcade intros.]] Depending on how things turn out, this may or may not make Akira an [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] of the former. (But then again, who knows if romance is on [[ToBeAMaster Akira's]] mind in the first place.)



* MemeticMutation: "[[YearsTooEarly Juu'nen hayain da yo!]]" Jacky's [[BigYes Big YEAH!]] and El Blaze's "Hot Dog!" also seem to be catching on.
** Jacky's YEAH! has actually caught on in the tournament scene of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''. Whenever Jacky appears on screen, expect the stream chat, audience and maybe even the commentators to call out Jacky's YEAH! every time he says it.
* {{Moe}}: Eileen, ''hands down''.

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* MemeticMutation: "[[YearsTooEarly Juu'nen hayain da yo!]]" Jacky's [[BigYes Big YEAH!]] "YEAH!"]] and El Blaze's "Hot Dog!" also seem to be catching on.
** Jacky's YEAH! "YEAH!" has actually caught on in the tournament scene of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''. Whenever Jacky appears on screen, expect the stream chat, audience and maybe even the commentators to call out Jacky's YEAH! "YEAH!" every time he says it.
* {{Moe}}: Eileen, ''hands down''. Pai also has slight undertones of this, particularly in her [[CryCute more emotional moments]].



** The Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 1 was perfectly playable but a graphical mess, due in no small part to Sega rushing the game for the system's stealth launch in May of 1995. Fortunately, the situation was rectified six months later when Sega released free update to the game called "Virtua Fighter Remix" via mail order.

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** The Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 1 the original ''Virtua Fighter'' was perfectly playable but a graphical mess, due in no small part to Sega rushing the game for the system's stealth launch in May of 1995. Fortunately, the situation was rectified six months later when Sega released a free update to the game called "Virtua ''Virtua Fighter Remix" Remix'' via mail order.



** Goh and Jean could each be considered a JerkassWoobie, as neither of them were rescued from J6 and ended up becoming the brutal assassins that Sarah and Vanessa managed to avoid.
** Lion has some major father issues, and is implied to be a LonelyRichKid since he lost his friend Jean when they were young. It doesn't help that his father's company is being manipulated by J6.

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** Goh and Jean could each be considered a JerkassWoobie, {{Jerkass Woobie}}s, as neither of them were rescued from J6 and ended up becoming the brutal assassins that Sarah and Vanessa managed to avoid.
** Lion has some major father issues, and is implied to be a LonelyRichKid since he lost his friend Jean when they were young. It doesn't help that his father's company is being manipulated by J6.J6 and Jean, who has little memory of their past friendship, has been sent out to kill several of the tournament competitors, Lion included.
29th Nov '15 8:48:41 PM nombretomado
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** Note must also be made of ''[=VF2=]''[='s=] OST and the arrange tracks from its SegaSaturn port.

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** Note must also be made of ''[=VF2=]''[='s=] OST and the arrange tracks from its SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn port.



* PortingDisaster: While the game isn't unplayable and it is quite decent, the SegaGenesis port of ''Virtua Fighter 2''. The game was 2D obviously, but you can tell by gameplay footage that the magic is lost. Clunky animations and very basic feel makes this game compare very poorly to the 3D arcade version. Made worse by the fact that inevitably when porting ''Virtua Fighter 2'', this is the port Sega uses, ranging from online game services like Gametap to iOS, both of which are easily capable of handling 32-bit graphics and gameplay. Thankfully, SEGA finally got around to releasing the real-deal ''[=VF2=]'' for PSN and Xbox Live, with online play to boot.

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* PortingDisaster: While the game isn't unplayable and it is quite decent, the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis port of ''Virtua Fighter 2''. The game was 2D obviously, but you can tell by gameplay footage that the magic is lost. Clunky animations and very basic feel makes this game compare very poorly to the 3D arcade version. Made worse by the fact that inevitably when porting ''Virtua Fighter 2'', this is the port Sega uses, ranging from online game services like Gametap to iOS, both of which are easily capable of handling 32-bit graphics and gameplay. Thankfully, SEGA finally got around to releasing the real-deal ''[=VF2=]'' for PSN and Xbox Live, with online play to boot.



** Pai lost her mother because of her father Lau's obseesion with martial arts, and has spent years trying to defeat him. She has only recently started to patch things up with him, right when he's dying of an illness. Now Pai just wants her dad to be proud of her before he dies.

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** Pai lost her mother because of her father Lau's obseesion obsession with martial arts, and has spent years trying to defeat him. She has only recently started to patch things up with him, right when he's dying of an illness. Now Pai just wants her dad to be proud of her before he dies.
28th Nov '15 11:07:05 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[SegaDreamcast Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle]]''. The first disc printings ''[[OhCrap wouldn't even play]]'' in most Dreamcasts.

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** ''[[SegaDreamcast ''[[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle]]''. The first disc printings ''[[OhCrap wouldn't even play]]'' in most Dreamcasts.
3rd Jul '15 7:17:19 PM StarOutlaw
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** BrokenBase: However, many other players apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her less intimidating and more attractive. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles.

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** BrokenBase: However, many other [[VocalMinority some]] players apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her less intimidating and more attractive. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles. It's telling that most fan art is of Vanessa, with her dark skin and muscles intact.
30th Jun '15 10:02:32 PM luisedgarf
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** The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular UsefulNotes/PlayStation (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast).

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** The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular UsefulNotes/PlayStation (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, Sega's franchise, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast).
15th May '15 8:17:53 AM StarOutlaw
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* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Are Apathetic Towards Virtua Fighter]]: The series generally has a lot of respect all over the world due to its extremely balanced gameplay and being the first 3D fighter, but it's far less popular in America than ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' or ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', and much more popular in Japan and Europe. This is due to a number of reasons; ''Virtua Fighter'' has always been arcade first, and arcades are practically dead in the States. The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated Sega Saturn and Dreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular [=PlayStation=] (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast). And finally, because of ''Virtua Fighter''[='s=] lack of story development, its lack of gameplay gimmicks, and its major focus on substance and depth over flash and style, it just doesn't attract many casual players the way other fighting games do. Despite the series garnering high praise from players and critics for its deep and balanced gameplay, the last appearance it has had at the Evo Championship Series was in 2012.

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* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Are Apathetic Towards Virtua Fighter]]: The series generally has a lot of respect all over the world due to its extremely balanced gameplay and being the first 3D fighter, but it's far less popular in America than ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' or ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', and much more popular in Japan and Europe. This is due to a number of reasons; reasons;
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''Virtua Fighter'' has always been arcade first, and arcades are practically dead in the States. States.
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The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated Sega Saturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and Dreamcast, UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular [=PlayStation=] UsefulNotes/PlayStation (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast). Dreamcast).
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And finally, because of ''Virtua Fighter''[='s=] lack of story development, its lack of gameplay gimmicks, and its major focus on substance and depth over flash and style, it just doesn't attract many casual players the way other fighting games do. do.
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Despite the series garnering high praise from players and critics for its deep and balanced gameplay, the last appearance it has had at the Evo Championship Series was in 2012.2012. ''Virtua Fighter'' players living in the U.S. have had to make due with the SEGA Cup.
20th Apr '15 11:55:58 AM WaxingName
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* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Are Apathetic Towards Virtua Fighter]]: The series generally has a lot of respect all over the world due to its extremely balanced gameplay and being the first 3D fighter, but it's far less popular in America than ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' or ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', and much more popular in Japan and Europe. This is due to a number of reasons; ''Virtua Fighter'' has always been arcade first, and arcades are practically dead in the States. The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated Sega Saturn and Dreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular [=PlayStation=] (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast). And finally, because of ''Virtua Fighter''[='s=] lack of story development, its lack of gameplay gimmicks, and its major focus on substance and depth over flash and style, it just doesn't attract many casual players the way other fighting games do. Despite the series garnering high praise from players and critics for its deep and balanced gameplay, it's often shut out from the main tournament rotation at the Evo Championship Series.

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* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Are Apathetic Towards Virtua Fighter]]: The series generally has a lot of respect all over the world due to its extremely balanced gameplay and being the first 3D fighter, but it's far less popular in America than ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' or ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', and much more popular in Japan and Europe. This is due to a number of reasons; ''Virtua Fighter'' has always been arcade first, and arcades are practically dead in the States. The consoles the first three games were released to were the ill-fated Sega Saturn and Dreamcast, as opposed to the much more popular [=PlayStation=] (granted, ''VF'' is a Sega IP, so there wasn't anywhere else for the ports to go until the company went multi-platform after the death of the Dreamcast). And finally, because of ''Virtua Fighter''[='s=] lack of story development, its lack of gameplay gimmicks, and its major focus on substance and depth over flash and style, it just doesn't attract many casual players the way other fighting games do. Despite the series garnering high praise from players and critics for its deep and balanced gameplay, it's often shut out from the main tournament rotation last appearance it has had at the Evo Championship Series.Series was in 2012.
14th Apr '15 11:23:02 PM FlamingoKai
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** Jacky's YEAH! has actually caught on in the tournament scene of ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive5''. Whenever Jacky appears on screen, expect the stream chat, audience and maybe even the commentators to call out Jacky's YEAH! every time he says it.
30th Nov '14 9:10:40 AM MartyD82
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** The Saturn version of Virtua Fighter 1 was perfectly playable but a graphical mess, due in no small part to Sega rushing the game for the system's stealth launch in May of 1995. Fortunately, the situation was rectified six months later when Sega released free update to the game called "Virtua Fighter Remix" via mail order.
5th Nov '14 11:39:41 AM MagBas
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** BrokenBase: However, many other players apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her [[UnfortunateImplications less intimidating and more attractive]]. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles.

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** BrokenBase: However, many other players apparently found these unique qualities unattractive, resulting in Vanessa's [[ButNotTooBlack skin getting bleached]], losing some of her muscle mass, and her tough attitude and voice getting toned down, all in an effort to make her [[UnfortunateImplications less intimidating and more attractive]].attractive. At the very least Vanessa is still the tallest, buffest, and most tanned lady in the series, and certain customization items can give Vanessa back her dark skin and muscles.
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