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So what do you think is the best VF?

Discussion in 'Junky's Jungle' started by thumpin_termis, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. thumpin_termis

    thumpin_termis New Member

    Though I really enjoy the VF series for its realism vs some of the other wilder 3D fighting games (though I do enjoy that too), I must say I'm bit of a poser when it actually comes down to the skills department in the game series itself.

    However, that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the games, and I recently went back and started playing a bit of VF2 these days, and that's got to say something how well this game was made. And this all made me wonder, I wonder what other VF fans consider to be the "Best VF"? I looked around, and haven't found a definitive answer. So I'll try asking here, with some of my own thoughts.

    Though VF1 started the whole 3D fighting genre, I don't think it's one of those games that'll hold up to the test of time.

    VF3 I enjoyed, but I honestly couldn't get into it all that much (It also has to do the the fact that I was busy with other things in life when it was released), and I haven't played a ton of VF4 series either, but I did enjoy what I tried. Seemed to move at a much more rapid pace than its predecessors.

    VF5 I've only had a peek of at the arcades - great looking game, but I dunno how it compares in the depth department vs other ones.

    Overall, I give my vote to VF2 - I think it made the biggest jump as far as play-wise and depth, but once again, I can't say I'm _the_ expert in the series.

    So which release is the ultimate VF? Any thoughts?
  2. Sudden_Death

    Sudden_Death Well-Known Member

  3. Vith_Dos

    Vith_Dos Well-Known Member

    VF6- Cuz Lau dies (not really) and its exposed that Vanessa has that same "disease" that micheal jackson has. Plus taka returns, and kage dies trying to TFT him. Silly ninja, flips are for the non obese.

    PS: seriously VF4: Evo
  4. vanity

    vanity Well-Known Member

    VF4 evo and FT to me are just such complete games. like i play evo, and i can honestly say there is nothing about the game that could possibly be changed to make it better.
  5. akiralove

    akiralove Well-Known Member

    I also like VF3 the best.

    I also have a romantic time in my mind about the VF2 days, which seemed to be a kind of golden era, and I like how dangerous that game is.
  6. tonyfamilia

    tonyfamilia Well-Known Member

    VF4, before AM2 toned down Jacky-Juggernaut-Bryant... bastards! /versus/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    jk, VF4EVO.
  7. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Well-Known Member

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    what he said.
  8. Air Jacky

    Air Jacky Well-Known Member

    i have to go with VF3 being the best.
  9. GLC

    GLC Well-Known Member

    VF2 was the real man's game.
  10. kungfusmurf

    kungfusmurf Well-Known Member

    I hate to admit it but I agree w/ Polish-boy on VF2 too. :p
  11. ice-9

    ice-9 Well-Known Member

    My theory is that people's favorite VF tends to be the VF they were best at relative to their competition. /versus/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    To me, so far, VF4 FT is the best but I already know VF5 will be better. /versus/images/graemlins/blush.gif /versus/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /versus/images/graemlins/lol.gif
  12. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    For me I think it's the "nostalgia factor". VF1 was over my head; I was too young to understand it. VF2 was where I jumped in with both feet and learnt to appreciate the subtleties of the series.

    Each edition has provided a greater gameplay experience and VF4 introduced me to the ups and downs of arcade competition, but VF2 will always have that resonance with me. You never forget your first…but saying that I’ve always been keen for the latest and most visually pleasing rendition of any series so I’m confident that I’ll be singing the praises of VF5 soon.
  13. Wolfslam

    Wolfslam Member

    VF4 Evo for game play, VF3 for graphics (back then and arcade only) and innovation, VF 2 for soundtrack
  14. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

    VF2 with VF3 being a close second. On any given day these change around but it is always these two.

    Considering that--at the time--I wasn't good at either of these games my ability to play them really doesn't factor in my decision. I just like them better.

  15. ice-9

    ice-9 Well-Known Member

    My theory is based on relative competitiveness...but, never mind.
  16. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

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    My theory is based on relative competitiveness...but, never mind.

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    My sister can't play VF for shit.

  17. Jerky

    Jerky Well-Known Member

    scrub in VF1 -> srcub to intermediate in VF2 -> veteran in VF3 -> scrub in VF4 ver c (lol?) -> veteran in VF4 evo.

    I enjoyed the scene in its heyday so for me it's all VF2 - VF3. My play has been its best in 3 and evo. Esp 3.
  18. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    I think that trend is the same for a lot of players when you consider that the series is over a decade old. Creeping up on twenty five I have grown up with the series. Many people may have been amazed by the, then hi-tech polygon graphics and seemingly vast 3D environments yet, like myself; so involved in 2D fighters like Street Fighter 2 and Fatal Fury etc that the transition from 2D to the 3D VF was a chore.

    And when we did get to grips with VF it was only from dabbling with VF1 and sheer persistence and enthusiasm for the "next big thing". At least, on my part, so by the time VF2 came round you were somewhat aware of what was required and with the introduction of Tekken and the Toshinden series (remember that?) riding the back of the Playstation; 3D fighters had the support of the masses and thus the arcades.

    I wouldn’t be surprised that if there’s a "Virtua Fighter 7" ten years down the line you’ll have players preaching about how they used to get down with VF4 and consider themselves “veteransâ€Â. /versus/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I think your preference is tied greatly to where you jumped into the series as the sheer nostalgia of that initial experience has a greater sway then you’d think.
  19. Sudden_Death

    Sudden_Death Well-Known Member

    "I think your preference is tied greatly to where you jumped into the series as the sheer nostalgia of that initial experience has a greater sway then you’d think.

    that says it all
  20. GodEater

    GodEater Well-Known Member

    I started with VF1. I played that game hardcore. Nostalgia is great but wasn't a defining factor in this case, I think, since VF3 and VF2 constantly jockey for position on the "top game" list. Were it as stated it should the first would be the golden boy.

    I don't think its necessary to get into the psychology of the choice since, to me, its seems pretty simple. I like VF2 and VF3 better than the other choices. VF1, while being my first exposure to the franchise and arcade gatherings doesn't make the cut because it doesn't meet other, more valuable requirements.


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