$20 game of the week: Capcom vs SNK 2 (Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, Import Dreamcast)

August 1, 2006 at 8:45 am ($20 GOTW, capcom, Video Games)

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For those of you who don’t check out Powet.tv, this is one of my weekly updates I do there.  The purpose is to spotlight a game that’s available for $20 or less.
In 2000, Capcom and it’s biggest rival SNK combined thier forces together to make one of the biggest fighting game crossovers since, well, Marvel vs Capcom. The result had lots of potential, but the point system made the gameplay painfully unbalanced. Thankfully, it was followed up upon a year later with what to this day remains the biggest 2-d fighting game ever. Lots of cast members joined from both companies’ various catalogs, from Fatal Fury and Street Fighter to Samurai Showdown and Darkstalkers, and even lesser known games like Rival Schools and Last Blade. Capcom adopted SNK’s playing system well and managed to integrate it’s own. With the 6 grooves, players could play thier favorite characters how they wanted. In short it was fighting game bliss.

A side note, the Xbox version is the only version with online play, and it was one of the first games on Xbox Live.

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