More overseas rarity this week. In this poll we have the big 3 Capcom alternatives. Which do you prefer or which would you like to play the most: Cyberbots, Pocket Fighter OR Vampire Savior? Pick one and list your reasons why below.
I love all 3 games dearly. I consider Cyberbots to be a hidden gems on the system (although, how hidden is it really?) but Pocket Fighter has a special spot for me. I played it in the arcades before I ever played it on the Saturn and loved it the moment I played it. The Saturn port is pretty spot and 0 complaints. The other 2 are spot on too but just game-wise I like Pocket Fighter the most. The controls are easier than any iteration of SF (for better or worse) and the simplistic combo game mechanics I thought worked in quite well while still maintaining a SF feel to it. The combos were easy to pull off but also easy to block but you could also add it into something a little more complex to give your combo even more hits. I had more immediate enjoyment vs spending time working out combos and and how players controlled in the other games. But the one thing I truly appreciate in all 3 games is that every character doesn't feel like the other characters. That gives the game not only longevity but also nuance.
Like Carter, I love all these games equally but Vampire Savior just snatches it for me. It's such a superior Fighting game. Cyberbots and Pocket Fighter are no slouches and are seriously underappreciated.