Nov 302016
 
Street Fighter V - the character crisis months

If you remember my last replay round-up from my SFV games, I thought I was going to main Guile once he got released, and well… I tried. Sadly, he plays very little like the Guile I know and love from the SFII series, or even SFIV. Yes he can play an “SF2 style” zoner and that’s exactly how I try to use him, but now he’s also turned into a big combo character, which I can’t do at all. To […Full Story…]

Oct 152016
 
Three Magical Arcade Cabinets

The other day on facebook my friend Marc challenged me with this question: RIGHT. You find yourself stranded on a desert island, there’s food and shelter enough to last you years and THREE MAGICAL ARCADE CABINETS that will permanently take the shape of any arcade cabinet you desire and have magical perfect multiplayer net code (but no voice chat, obviously), which three arcade games would you choose to play for years and years? I decided to give this more thought […Full Story…]

May 252016
 
Street Fighter V-Sync In the Lag of Time

Originally this post was going to be a lot more detailed, explaining all about “Sony Lag” and detailing all the evidence of input lag problems in Street Fighter V in general, and specifically the PS4 version. However since I started drafting the article, the whole thing has blown up so big in the fighting game scene, that almost anyone with an interest in SFV can’t have failed to hear about it. Just for the sake of it, here’s a collection of […Full Story…]

Apr 282016
 
Insert Dic Joke Here

I’ve been pretty quiet the last couple of months here on Agoners, but with good reason – it’s mainly because I’ve been able to do a ton of lovely gaming! I entered my first ever Yomi tournament – the International Yomi League Season 4 – to be precise, and I’ve been having a lot of fun with that, playing “serious” matches every week or so, and I’ll do a report on my experiences from it when it’s over. I’ve also dabbled […Full Story…]

Feb 042016
 
V Hype or Not?

I’ve written some really positive stuff about SFV earlier when I got my first real in-depth play of it back in beta 2, and also some of my more recent concerns from beta 4 as we get nearer to the full launch. I’d been discussing with some friends and listening to the impressions some local fighting gamers about V so I thought it would be interesting to highlight some of that here on Agoners too. My friend and fellow Team Shitty Hitty […Full Story…]

Feb 032016
 
The Last Dan?

Here’s what could very well be a final round up off my epic Dan USFIV trollish online adventures… First here’s a few battles from a long time ago (July 2015!) when I was in quite a slump playing wise as you can see by my pretty awful PP, vs a British Dudley player who seems to take SFIV a lot more seriously than I do. I have no idea why he fell for the Wake Up Ultra in round 2, […Full Story…]

Nov 132015
 
Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts

A few weeks ago was a fantastic fighting gaming weekend for me with a new alpha build of Fantasy Strike hitting, AND getting access to the Street Fighter V beta on PC and, luckily, I had the spare time to play for hours too. First of all, SFV. Although I was able to play SFV briefly before on the first PS4 beta phase, I only had time to play a few matches, and it was practically unplayable for me on the PS4 […Full Story…]

Jul 232015
 
The road to Saikyo

My epic Dan USF4 adventures have been on a bit of a hiatus recently due to generally not having much time to play, and when I did, being really tired or just generally playing rather poorly. I think my PP dipped to around 500 at the nadir of this… But perhaps inspired by watching EVO 2015 I got back in the mood a bit more recently, and found I was back on “normal” playing form too… So here we go […Full Story…]

Jul 092015
 
Fantasy Strike Fighting Game Pre-Alpha thoughts

Agoners just got our hands on the very first build of the new simple Fantasy Strike Fighting Game thanks to being a Patreon of Sirlin currently. Don’t know what the FSFG is?… Check out our Agonisers #1 podcast and links on that for all the background info about this game. We played it local 1v1 battles and it’s really fun already! We started playing, and hours went past without me realising how late it had got. That’s a pretty great sign […Full Story…]

Jun 162015
 
The most important game at E3 2015...

Just wanted to put a note up here about how intrigued I am about news for Montana 16 from this years E3. There’s so many rumours and ridiculous conjecture about this game that I don’t want to get into. But the very possibility of a quality American Football game for the first time since All-Pro Football 2k8 *, and even the possibility of a quality NFL football game for the first time since NFL2k5 has definitely piqued my interest. Could […Full Story…]

May 052015
 
Competitive Gaming Round-Up

A few interesting tidbits have been around lately of interest to agoners. The biggest one is the excellent competitive card game Yomi finally coming to Steam on May 8th. Whilst I’ve played this game tons already in it’s web version and it’s physical form, this is still a huge deal as it will have much more visibility and appeal on the Steam platform which should expand the player pool no end. The Yomi team have done an absolutely incredible job […Full Story…]