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^Capcom never confirmed it so it's not official but it seems likely. That guy was badass.
Bumping this thread up because I'm watching an old episode of the Street Fighter II V (the V stands for Voyage? I thought it was Victory! Damn you, stop wrecking my childhood! I need it! I NEED IT!!).
Back when a lot of information on the plot of the series (beyond what we got in the games themselves) was unknown, this was quite the series. I did know enough about the series to know it was changing a lot, but as it kinda set it self up as something of a prequel, the deviations it took were pretty ok with me.
Still a hell of a ride. I think I have a great affinity for the China arc (kowloon palace, introducing Fei Long and Chun Li and the attack of the Mai Tai Muay Thai assassins, which I'm watching/listening to as I write this) more than anything. Though to be fair, I didn't see anything of the series past the end of the Vega/ Balrog MATADOR arc, and into the beginning of Bison/Vega DICTATOR arc until years later when I go the entire series on DVD (which I still have), so for a long time, I couldn't watch many episodes past that. I probably watched that fight in Chun Li's father's dojo against the Assassins a lot of times...like right now, as I've already stated.
Fun times. I also like the music. It just feels fun.
Edited by HandsomeRob on Sep 2nd 2018 at 8:08:04 AM
Yeah it's actually not a bad series. I think the Vega arc was my favorite. I wasn't a fan of how Balrog was handled since he felt like a completely different character.
...I pretty sure you mean Western Vega and Balrog, but just to be clear, we're talking about the Matador and Boxer right?
I do agree, the latter wasn't quite his usual self...then again, his usual self is violent thug and Scary Black Man, so maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Any changes to his character is welcome. I think his strangest change in other media is in the 1994 movie, where he was turned into a good guy and had his boxing career wrecked by Shadaloo. And in that movie, he's an ally with Chun li who in the regular series he hates.
^^Of course lol.
I used t think the M. in M. Bison was Major Bison. Actually when I was little I thought Bison was a cop and was trying to arrest the player for street fighting lol.
The M.Bison arc of Street Fighter II V is where I feel the show absolutely falls apart. I actually enjoyed the stuff beforehand. It was an interesting take on Street Fighter before Alpha established the prequel elements, and at times, it felt like a kind of grungy martial arts movie, especially the Kowloon and Thailand arcs.
And then M.Bison becomes active, and the pacing just dies. They take 11 Episodes to tell a story that feels like it could be done in about 5 or 6. Multiple characters get sidelined, and there are all these other questionable and poor choices they make in the story.
In a parallel universe, that could be possible.
I remember someone saying Bison looked too much like a bus conductor to be intimidating. Well that's him ruined.
Also I only watch SF 2 V for the episode "Unveiled Ruler", specifically where Bison has a 30 second long giggle fit over learning who exactly Ken and Chun-Li are, and his manservant Zoltar's only response to this whole thing being "You wrecked your chair I'll get you another."
Now how about I do you all a solid AND shill for Rage Quitter 87 all over agian?
Ah yes, Street Fighter anime. I should watch the V series it's probably the single longest piece of official Street Fighter storytelling out there, apart from what UDON makes. Loved the animated movie when I was a kid, and not just because I somehow managed to score a VHS tape with the uncensored version of Chun-Li's shower scene.
How'd they change Balrog in II V? Given the introduction of Ed I feel like they're planning on doing more with the character in the future, and I'm all for that. (I have a huuuuge weakness for redemption stories.)
I just realized saying "Street Fighter V" isn't going to immediately bring the anime to mind in people's heads anymore. Hmm.
II V Balrog is a politician on Bison's payroll, he barely even fights. Cammy is also basically Nina Williams pretending to be Cammy.
That's why it's Street Fighter II V.
Ooh, despite just getting into the franchise as a whole I can actually answer this one! II V (the V stands for Victory) was rushed because it didn't do well in the ratings so they cut it from a presumed 52 episodes to 29, which is why Balrog doesn't fight and they wrapped everything up quickly. He was originally planned to fight, though.
Vega's fight with Ken in episode 17-ish is really brutal thanks to his claw, almost to Mortal Kombat levels. If not for anime physics, Ken would've bled out 2 minutes in. I've seen people that prefer it to his fight with Chun-Li from the animated movie. I hope II V gets rereleased on DVD. I'd really like to watch it!
Also, back in '92 they had a CD made with vocal versions of the songs! Going by the translated lyrics to Vega's theme plus other adaptations/stuff having it I think the Animated Movie codified his bloodthirst instead of inventing it.
Edited by lalalei2001 on Sep 8th 2018 at 12:33:26 PM
The Vega arc was one of my favorite parts of the show. That fight was awesome. Also Vega staring at himself in mirror during the middle of the night is pretty funny.
I also thought it was funny when chun li attacks bison, he rips off part of her shirt and grins like a horny teenager while still holding the cloth.
I bet Vega could be completely neutralized if he went into one of those endless mirror rooms.
His first gray hair will be an apocalypse-level event.
Edited by lalalei2001 on Sep 10th 2018 at 5:11:29 AM
On Ryozo Tsujimoto being a guy who listens to fans, where's that mentioned?
His reputation with Monster Hunter World, just ask that community.
I made a Street Fighter II: The Manga and a Street Fighter Alpha manga page.
Edited by lalalei2001 on Sep 21st 2018 at 2:06:40 PM
After reading the often-hilarious SF interviews on their blog I want this scientist from III to become a fighter now XD
EDIT: These superhero costumes are great too!
Edited by lalalei2001 on Oct 21st 2018 at 12:14:26 PM
Back in the 1990s, what was the most common way of learning Street Fighter: reading strategy guides/manuals, learning from others, or learning on your own?
I've tried the SNES Classic version of II Turbo and I can't figure out how to do any combos on my own. Smashing random buttons is ineffective. I haven't played many fighting games but I always learned from mashing buttons until I find one move I can pull off (Tekken 3, SFV) or using the manual (MK 1-MK 3).
That Karin Iron Man costume fantastic, man.
For anyone who doesn't know I've been doing a series called "The Challenger" on youtube, where I play fighting games and attempt to actually improve at them. This week is the third episode, and I'm going into Street Fighter V.
Edited by PhoenixAct on Aug 25th 2019 at 10:11:54 AM
I'm dabbling back to SFIV again and wow the "triangle" motions are torture on an 360 gamepad, especially when my character is facing left. I'll just stick with the rapid left-right motion.
Yeah, I was an X-Box gamer back then and the controller is really awful for 2D fighting games, owing in part to the fact that the D-Pad is made for things like circle menus and neither it nor the joystick are made for precise inputs.
On the flipside, it's thanks to that years ago that I learned to fight adequately on a joystick. If you can get the Xbox's stick to work properly, everything else feels easier.
Edited by KnownUnknown on Sep 11th 2019 at 11:13:16 AM
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