This may be considered old news
but to share to the masses and to TFG, I present to you the TFG Stick.
Co-Created by Myself and Neung Lee.
This is a Customized PS2 Arcade
Stick Consisting of a Sanwa Stick, 8 Black X-Arcade Buttons and Two white
cheap buttons for "Start" and "Select" and a 3rd Party PS2
controller for the Circuit Board which was broke when my
cousin donated it to me. (the only thing broken was the Analog
Sticks.) Complete with Plexi-Glass at the Bottom to show the Inner-workings.
Frank replies: That
custom TFG fight stick simply ROCKS man!!! It's simple and to the point, love it. For the record, that's the first
ever "TFG Stick"... You got a collectors item right there. It would also
be fair to thank DJ Boobs for creating that badass TFG logo that you
So... thanks Boobs!
Imma get me a TFG stick one of these days, watch! Heh heh.
petition. . .
I just thought about it, but you're right. That game Capcom
Fighting Evolution: HORRIBLE. Couldn't we, by chance, petition that Capcom
A) Return to, and finish, the project known as Capcom Fighting All Stars,
B) Localize the over-the-top fighter known in Japan as Tatsunoko
v.s. Capcom? The States deserve a game like that!! Or,
C) Do both. Do they at all imagine the revenue they would make because of these
Oh, and your site is AWESOME with a capital AWESOME.
Frank replies: You
know I would sign my name on both of those petitions...
You can always create a petition, but of course those things don't usually work
(sorry for being pessimistic). If such a petition ever comes up though,
definitely email me about it and I'll even post it on TFG... I'm sure a ton of
people would sign it!
A) Capcom Fighting All
Stars had so much damn potentional, and even if it didn't turn out to be an
"epic" fighting game; at least it would have been a-hell-of-a
lot-better than some of the other 3D fighters that came out shortly after
it was cancelled... I was looking forward to using Haggar and Strider again,
B) Capcom has weird
reasons for doing things sometimes, and maybe they're just waiting to
give us a Marvel VS Capcom 3 (using TvC's gameplay & graphics engine) or a
better version of the game, Tatsunoko VS Capcom 2 anyone? The licensing
issues for the Tatsunoko characters may be the #1 reason they won't bring it to
the states... So we'll just have to wait & see, but I'm sure we'll get something
soon enough! There's a lot of rumors floating around the net, but from what I've
gathered, "Marvel VS Capcom 3 is definitely a possibility."
Thanks for enjoying
the site... Yeah, TFG is pretty AWESOME isn't it?
and Tatsunoko VS Capcom. . .
First off I want to start
this e-mail by saying congratulations on making TFG. It's a great website.
Very resourceful, and I appreciate your honesty on rating fighting
games. Keep up the great work. I have some questions regarding MvC2 and
Tatsunoko vs Capcom...
Will MvC2 ever hit Playstation network
and XBOX 360 Live Arcade? I've seen a rating website that displays the
game releasing for both PS3 and 360, but don't know if it's really true. Have
any info on that?
Will TvC ever come out for both PS3 and
360? lol...I read the info on it, but still..do you think Capcom will be that
stupid to have TvC available only for wii? I don't think it's a smart move. We
both know MvC2 and most Capcom Fighting games are successful. Why can't Capcom
reclaim it's fighting throne?
Frank replies: I
think there's a good possibility that we'll eventually see a downloadable MvC2
on PS3 and 360... The ESRB did add MvC2 to their official website, listing PS3 /
360 under "platforms" for MvC2 (see News
Archives Q4 - 2008 "10/13/08"). The ESRB site has actually
dependable resource on future releases, so a lot of people freaked when they saw
Still doesn't confirm
anything, and I'm not sure what the latest news is on that, but that's the last
I heard... As far as Tatsunoko VS Capcom goes, I think Capcom might have held
back on releasing it on PS3 and Xbox 360 because it would have been "too
easy" for people to just import the game and play it on those (region
friendly) systems, and Capcom didn't want us doing that for some reason...
So the people that really wanted to play TvC (like me) either had to go
through the trouble of getting an Import Wii or modding their U.S. Wii. I'm
actually hoping Tatsunoko VS Capcom (or perhaps TvC2) will hit PS3/360, complete
with online play (which TvC on Wii lacks).
98': Ultimate Match Trailer (3). . .
The song was like the bad title track to
one of the many fight movies that came out in the late 80's and early 90's. All
they needed was a Mullet and Bolo as the main villain to complete the package
lol. Anyway, I'm a long time visitor to your awesome site. Keep up the good
LMAO! Thanks for the laugh... And keep on enjoying the site!
Topic: Should Dissidia be on TFG?
I'd say if you added Smash Brothers, then
Dissidia would be added. But let's drop my bias towards what I call "real
Dissidia is a prime choice regardless. Whether Final Fantasy or not, it's simple
but complex. I actually think, though from videos, that it masters more of the
3D plane by making more use of the Y axis; in fact, a good portion of all the
axes; than any other fighter I've ever seen. Even if it's a little more off the
wall than normal fighters, it still looks like, if the system is down pretty
well, it'd create some rather awesome looking and complex fights just from its
So my vote is a semi reluctant but resounding yes. Go ahead and add it.
I'd like to put my name down as a vote
for Dissidia being a game featured on your site. Even if its not a true fighting
game, it is very close to being one. And the characters are quite interesting
-Martyn de Weert
Dissidia should be on TFG for 2
1: Many people have compared the gameplay to Power Stone with some nice
rpg elements added on
2: Namco X Capcom was put on the site, and I don't complain about
that one because the animation rules.
Conclusion: Dissidia is worthy of the TFG seal of approval
PS: reason number 2 doesn't mean I want any of the Smash Bros. games on
the site though
I've seen many videos of Dissidia and i've definitely been impressed with it.
It may look like an action game, but the opportunity to pit a Final Fantasy
character against another Final Fantasy character automatically makes it a
fighting game to me!
Along with that, it'd be a great way for many more Final Fantasy characters to
be shown on TFG. Besides, i'd like to see your opinions on the other Final
Fantasy characters in the game (along with Cloud and Sephiroth whos profiles
are shown awesomely on your site Frank. ^^) such as Tidus, Squall, Zidane,
Kuja, Kefka, Golbez and even the Onion Knight and Judge Galbranth! ^^
So should Dissidia be on TFG?! I say HELL YEAH! :D
I think Dissidia: FFantasy should be
featured on TFG! I mean you already have Cloud, Sephiroth, and Tifa featured
on here, I guess it wouldn't hurt to add other FF characters in the
characters section. If you think about it, this game has that Power
Stone/Urban Reign feel to it, which is a plus.
I mean come on! Like's of Cloud,
and Squall beating the crap out of it each other obviously has to a dream
for FF fans! It has that All-Star feel like the MvC and CvS series! All star
heroes and all star villains!
You might not consider it to be fighter
to the hack and slashing I guess! But I say, add it! It's your decision! If
you feel that this game doesn't have that fighting game feel and excitement
that TFG is all about, then don't feature it.
It looks like it should be on the list...it seems to play like Power Stone or
Destrega...lot of range play...could possibly play better than how Castlevania
Judgement should have played...but I still think we should wait until we can
all get our hands on the game and play it before we figure out whether or not
it should be on your site.
I'm going to have to say that, the fact
that Castlevania Judgement has a similar style of play, and because it is on
TFG, Dissidia should be as well. I'm not sure what else to classify Dissidia as.
It seems to be a fighter with RPG elements and no restriction to movement, but a
fighter none the less. Well thats my two cents! :)
If you're gonna list Castlevania
Judgement, then yes you should list Dissidia. If you're going to list stuff like
Card Fighters Clash which is blatantly not a fighting game, then you should
definitely list Dissidia. Although by that logic, you should also list Smash
Bros even though I will never accept those as fighting games.
I'm shocked! I figured you were the
type who wouldn't judge something as a fighter or not till you played it
yourself... Well, I don't know. I know you don't consider games like
Smash Bros. to be fighting games (Action Platformer set in permanent Vs Mode?)
and Dissidia is looking like a hybrid to me, a 3D Action game with RPG elements.
Thing is, most of those elements are superficial... damage displayed in
HP? No reason a fighting game can't do that. Midair combat? It
could work... the floor is in your mind.
I think you really need to just consider how open your mind can be or not.
Fighting games are games where you directly control a character against
another character, with a system of gameplay mechanics focusing on various
offenses, defenses and movements, and how these interact. Dissidia may
turn out simple in this regard, and that's probably what would turn it into a
non-fighter (no high vs low hits, no traditional throws, no countering
system...) But it sounds like a game of tug of war where your gameplan
will have to change from moment to moment due to the Bravery and that itself may
make the game very technical. Reminds me a little of Bushido
Blade, where instead of health, you just get screwed by one good hit, except
here Bravery battling is there to decide who gets to land the good hits.
It might be safe to call Dissidia a hybrid RPG/Fighter (hopefully with a
balanced Vs mode), I just don't know if it will feel 51%
Fighter or more. Is Mario Kart a Racing game, or a
Racing/Throw-Shit-At-People hybrid? In a way it has its own
genre, as a lot of people talk about Kart Racers in
terms of simplified driving controls, focusing on frantic
action. But it's still a Racer, it's hard to
deny that part. Dissidia will TECHNICALLY be a Fighter,
the real question for you to
decide is whether its status as a
hybrid game is something to be welcomed into
the fighting fold, or given a brand new
genre and pushed into its own
direction. Think about the potential... do we want
Fighters to borrow from Dissidia, or stay
the hell away from it?
As far as SE fighters go though, I'd personally love to see Capcom Vs SquareEnix...
Dante vs Cloud alone would sell a million copies.
Hey Fighting Frank,
I go to your site a lot man, thanks for keeping it up and running. I don't
usually e-mail you though, I think I did it once before like 4 years ago, but
whatever. Your site's nice, and ya still keep the slacker sites in
line. Good job!
So I noticed on your latest update you posted the question about Dissidia's
place on TFG. I figured I needed to voice my thoughts, since there are
bound to be a million rabid Final Fantasy fans hounding your box by now. Yeah,
I've been a casual fan of the Final Fantasy series, I think Dissidia's concept
is great, and I've seen Dissidia's gameplay in action. I even got to see some
people playing it live while I was in Japan. Though I haven't agreed with your
choices entirely, I do feel you've been justified in your more
"purists" view of what games should be featured on your site (though
thank goodness you've finally acknowledged Tobal, to those of us who actually
played it a lot in the day). It's your site, nobody has the right to touch it if
you don't want them to. So what do you do?
Anyway, let me get to the point, it's so simple. Basically, you cannot
justify posting a page for Dissidia on Fighter's Gen WITHOUT first posting a
page for SMASH BROS. You can't get around this reasonably Frank! Not only
does Smash Bros. have a large tournament history, sharing some of the same
gaming events and competitors that have played at Street Fighter and Tekken
Tournaments for the last decade, but even visually the game has closer ties to
traditional fighting games than Dissidia does. On that note, from what I've
seen, Dissidia really does seem to share some gemeplay ideas associated with,
wuh oh, the many DRAGON BALL Z fighting games! Oh gosh, do you really want
to open the floodgates for that one?! And if you DID finally post Dragon Ball Z,
what's to stop the Gundam, Naruto, and One Piece fans from dropping in? For that
matter, why post Dissidia while looking over other great RPG style fighters that
have preceded it, like GUARDIAN HEROES or even GOLDEN AXE? See how
ambiguous things become though?
So that's my thought. Obviously I'm not saying yes or no definitively.
Peace out F!
replies: Thanks to everyone for
your opinions!!! Dissidia has a good chance of receiving the "TFG seal of
approval," even though it's a long shot from the traditional fighter...
Seems like it would be more properly described as an "RPG/Action/Arena
Combat" game. Gameplay aside, the characters of Dissidia may very well end
up being a deciding factor, especially since I am a casual Final Fantasy
As you can see, I'm still undecided about adding Dissidia, even after watching
the latest gameplay videos. Like Riot.Exe stated, I also think I'll wait
to play the game before officially putting it on the site. Thus far, no other
title has ever been quite so "on the fence" as Dissidia...
Just to clarify a few things... Power Stone gets a free ticket to TFG
because it was made entirely by Capcom, and it's an innovative VS
fighting game... Castlevania: Judgment was added because... hell,
it's the first ever Castlevania fighting game, and the artwork &
characters of the series are great... Urban Reign is listed because it
was made by Namco and features Tekken characters & animations... On
the flipside, and to repeat myself, Super Smash Bros will never... ever
be listed on TFG. Firstly because it's more of a
platformer/shooter/variety-mess-of-things than a fighting game, and of
course it features overly cutesy *cough* some washed up *cough* Nintendo
mascots... Ohh yeah, and it also has... Pokemon.....
D-D-Disqualified!!! To Kaboom Kid: Your justification is right there.
Kaboom Kid makes a good point however, since there are some other games
that might fall under the RPG/Action/Fighter category... It's definitely
something to think about, but worry not TFG fans... No matter what the case,
TFG's morals will never be persuaded: You will never see a Dragonball, Naruto,
One Piece, or Smash game profile on TFG.
It's just the rules around here.