Favorite Fighting Game Characters (I really love Vanessa and Ramon.)

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  1. Wolvenreign
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    So, thought I'd make a thread about our favorite fighting game characters of all time.

    For me, there's just no fighting game character duo better than Vanessa and Ramon from King Of Fighters. These guys, they're just too goddamn amazing.

    Vanessa is very unique in her playstyle, with her long rushes/evades, short reach and mixup game. There's just something so elegant and wonderful in playing as her. When you're kicking someone's ass as Vanessa, you can feel the flow. She even has this awesome punch where she can reflect projectiles. It just looks so smooth when you pull it off.

    Ramon, as well, is pretty amazing. I don't usually use grapplers, but the ways this guy can find to get into grapple range is pretty crazy. His combos are amazing to watch, plus I've never even been into luchador wrestling. (Same goes for boxing, really.)

    I just wish I was any good at using them. I try to use more advanced techniques and mixups in KoF, but I usually default to just spamming stuff, which is pretty disappointing at the end of the day. It's a shame that the community is so small where I am. None of my friends even like KoF, and I've got a pretty big gaming circle.

    If I was to recommend two KoF games, I'd recommend KoF 2002 UM, and KoF XI. Forget XII and XIII; they changed so much it doesn't even feel like KoF anymore. Plus they don't have Vanessa or Ramon and numerous other characters. (Btw, Iori - flames = bad, KoF XIII. Very bad.)

    Also, as much as I love KoF, they have a really nasty habit of making a very balanced game and then sticking a cheap screen-filling mofo at the end of story mode. Damn SNK bosses break the flow every time.

    So what are your favorite fighting game characters of all time?
     
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    Oh, and Rock Howard! Man, this guy is a perfect fusion of Terry Bogard and Geese Howard, bringing the best of both worlds to the table. Awesome counters, long-away reaches, projectiles, crazy combos...he's amazing. A shame he's never officially been in the same game as Vanessa or Ramon, but there are a few good mugen games to take care of that.

    Edit: Oh, and damnit SNK Playmore, start bringing your shit to PC. Forget porting your best stuff to XBLA, a console which will eventually fade into the mists of obscurity. Start bringing it over to Steam! Man, what I wouldn't give to see KoF 2002 UM or KoF XI on Steam.

    A few other XBLA games that belong on Steam: Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, and the two Dishwasher games by Ska studio. Oh, and Guardian Heroes! Stop working with Microsoft, Treasure. You give me the sad face.
     
  4. Ethevion

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    I have so many favorites.

    Many Street Fighter characters, especially Sagat, Bison, and Akuma.
    KOF characters like Rugal, Geese, Kryzalid, Kyo, Terry, and Andy.
    Killer Instincts Fulgore and Glacius
    MKs Ninjas, Rayden, and Motaro

    It's just too hard for me to choose just one.
     
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    I agree with Gahars here. Dan is my all time fave fighter personality and gameplay wise. I do have a soft spot for sakura and cody though but Dan is my main and is the one I whoop my friends with.

    Jigglypuff wearing a bonnet is an honourable mention too
     
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    From Street Fighter they would be Vega, Chun li, Dudley, Blanka, E. Honda
    Final Fight would be Cody (Maybe his brother in Streetwise) and Haggar
    Tekken would be Kazuya, Paul, Yoshimitsu, Baek, and occasionaly Bruce or Steve
    Double Dragon would be Jimmy
    Kof would be Ryo, King, Mr. Karate, Kim, Soiree, Richard, Gai (reminds me of Baki Hanma), and Ninon
    These are in no particular order and I left out a few other fighting series I enjoy
     
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    Iori has flames in KOF XIII thanx to DLC, being a KOF fan myself I can honestly say Orochi Leona (KOF 97 Version) is my all time fave if I had to pick just one.

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    Man, I wish there was an Orochi Vanessa. That would be off the chain.
     
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    right now I'm playing umvc 3 and my dr doom (or wolverine) taskmaster morrigan team just pwns face. nobody in my hometown can even come close to beating me. but then again I spent a few months learning some sweet bread and butter combos with them.
    not a big KOF fan but I always liked iori.
    e honda is my fav to use in sf4 . Also love ken from third strike. he was a badass.
     
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    This character would be freakin' HILARIOUS in a Fallout game. Like maybe as a mod for the main character or something. Or just some weirdo side character.
     
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    ...Does Pikachu from Brawl count? If not, I'd say the Lost Planet robot in Tatsunoko vs Capcom (the name is some serial number I think). I mean, you have a giant robot that has a chainsaw and can shoot rockets at its enemies.
     
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    Probably Guile, due to his god-tier theme tune!
     
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    Anyways, I always liked Yoshimitsu from Tekken. That's about it really, don't really play fighters that much.
     
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    Favorite character to play in terms of winning the fight.
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    Favorite character to play in terms of how awesome they look.
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    Favorite character to play in terms of how awesome their moves are.
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    King from King of Fighters, Cable in Marvel vs Capcom 2, Ivysaur in Project M.
     
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