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| "Re(3):Played Darkstalkers again after many ye" , posted Wed 21 May 08:23|
Even the constantly increasing and decreasing super meter is strange in that game. VS may have been the game where the mechanics and weirdness were fine-tuned to perfection but that first Vampire game is a big, crazy debut. It's no wonder the series developed a small but devoted following.
Speaking of Darkstalkers, has anyone checked out the Darkstalkers Complete Works book Udon recently translated?
The Vampire series is right up there with things like Garou, SamSho 2, and Third Strike (and World Heroes Jet!) as one of my real favorites, as far as fighting games go. It's been ages since I played it, somehow! I put countless hours into Vampire Chronicle on the Dreamcast, which at the time cost me the most I had ever spent on a new game. Totally worth it!
As for the book, I have the earlier graphic works collection from a few years back, so I hesitated to buy it when I was in Japan, and I'm hesitating to buy the Udon version right now, since I'm afraid it will only be a slight upgrade. Can anybody comment on its worthiness to owners of the older book?