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Smileoscar

I've been tempted to try some fighting games for a while now,but I don't know where to start.
I've barely played fighting games aside from SSB and some DBZ games,but I don't think those games can be classified as "real fighting games.".
So if anyone knows a good fighting games that's good for beginners,please reply!

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RandomWiiPlayer

Tekken and Soul Calibur. I hear that Blazblu: Calamity Trigger is pretty good, also.

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StarBoy91

Tekken is a good fighting game series.
Oh, and Soul Calibur II is also good.
There's also Street Fighter II (any version) you could try.

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I'd stay away from Street fighter II if i were you (until you get more experience with the genre) . I downloaded it after enjoying Brawl, and found it completely different and hard to grasp.

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the_shpydar

Soul Calibur is one of the best to start with, and i'd also agree with any Tekken game. There's something about both those game series that makes them feel somewhat more accesible to new players. Street Fighter II can wait until you decide if you really like "true" fighting games (i agree that Smash is not a "true" fighting game; someone on the boards had suggested a sub-category in the fighting genre for "smash games", which seems about right), but should definitely be on your list.

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Djungelurban

If you have access to an DC or 360, go with the first Soul Calibur... It's a classic for a reason.

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Djungelurban wrote:

If you have access to an DC or 360, go with the first Soul Calibur... It's a classic for a reason.

Listen to Dj..... another good reason is because its very easy to pick up and play. Easy counter and easy combos but enough depth that its hard to master. Street Fighter 4 is the ultimate, but its HARD to learn.

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gblock

If you're looking at 2d, look no further than Marvel Vs Capcom 2.

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Street Fighter 2 Turbo Snes VC !!!

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astarisborn94

It depends on what systems you have really.

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Adam

Let know one tell you otherwise, Smash Brothers is a real fighting game. You fight in it, yes? Ergo, a fighting game. Sure, it's not a traditional one-on-one fighter, but there is room in the genre for the occasional game that is not a Street Fighter clone.

I'll assume for now that Wii is your only console so as to avoid recommending too many games that you can't play in the first place, but as Smash Fan suggests, it would be helpful to know what consoles you own.

If you want a 2D fighter, you can do no better than Street Fighter. The best versions available on VC are Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers and Street Fighter Alpha 2. The former is the better place to start, but Alpha 2 is different and worth your attention if you end up liking SSF2:TNC a lot. Guilty Gear (disc game, not VC) goes pretty cheap used, too, and is fun, though not as good. It's a bit too fast-paced to be a good starting place, though, and the moves are difficult and too many to memorize well.

If you want a 3D fighter, well, that's not really my realm of expertise, as I never liked the genre (hands up, who's surprised?) except for Mortal Kombat 4 which was barely 3D since you still fought on a 2D plane, just dodging into a different plane occasionally. Tekken and Soul Calibur seem to be the most popular though. Tekken isn't on Wii, so if Wii is your only option, you're stuck with Soul Calibur. I haven't played the Wii one, but the Gamecube one was not the worst game I'd ever played... maybe you can take that as a recommendation, haha. Castlevania Judgment is the only other 3D fighter on Wii that I know of, though there probably are more. I've heard little good about Castlevania, unfortunately.

Tatsunoku Vs. Capcom is a promising upcoming release for Wii. Since you're new to the genre, you'd do best to rent it first, though. The Vs. games are not much like Street Fighter and are much too over the top for my tastes. The games can be rather overwhelming for newcomers, but fun nonetheless.

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Digiki

The Soul Calibur series is an excellent place to start. It has a robust single-player mode, and is easy enough to jump into the lower difficulties and still come out on top without any prior experience.

Djungelurban

weirdadam wrote:

Let know one tell you otherwise, Smash Brothers is a real fighting game. You fight in it, yes? Ergo, a fighting game.

With that logic Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario 64 and Dossun Stone Battle are all fighting games... I'm not saying SSB isn't a fighting game, personally I'm sorta undecided yet, but that's a VERY broad definition...

Adam

Well, that wasn't a definition, haha. But fighting is the primary action of the game, is what I meant. Mario 64 is a platformer. Final Fantasy 7 is an RPG. Dosomething Stone Battle is some obscure game I never heard of. Smash Brothers is a fighting game. IAny definition of "fighting game" that Smash Brothers doesn't fit would be too narrow. Much too narrow.

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I recommended Soul Calibur because he stated Beginner. Sould Calibur is prob the easiest to pick up and play. The Wii is backwards complatible and Soul Calibur 3 can be found for Gamecube really cheap and it has LINK as a playable character. Very easy pick up and play 3D Fighter.

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Mortal Kombat is an easy fighter.
Street Fighter too is also good

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Adamant

Tatsunoko VS Capcom is both very fun and very easy to get into for beginners.

But yeah, Street Fighter is definitely the place to start. It''s uncomplex, not too many moves and stuff to remember, and it's the game that got pretty much everyone who played games before the PSX started on fighting games. It's the perfect place to start.

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Smileoscar

Thanks for all the replys!
I have two questions I would appreciate if they get answered:
First,I don't have a classic controller so my questions is: are the controls weird on Street Fighter II if I use a GC controller?
Seondly,I got Soul Calibur II from my friend today and I wonder what character is the best to start with?
Please reply!
Also,I own a Wii,PS2,PS3 and a 360 so feel free to recommend a good beginner fighting game on these consoles!

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