That spark Capcom lit throughout the ’90s is one that changed the fighting game genre forever. And it’s one that’s been dim for quite some time. I’ve never forgotten the creativity it once sprinkled into each release, and I’ve been waiting for that version of the company to return. Time will tell whether Street Fighter 6 indeed brings Capcom back — but Capcom Fighting Collection has me more excited than ever.
If you have a soft spot for arcade-era classics like Guilty Gear, Marvel vs. Capcom, or Street Fighter III, then Type Lumina should definitely be on your radar. But if you plan to play online, there’s one big catch you should be aware of.
Another change any RPG fan is sure to fall in love with is the suspend save feature, especially if you're in the group that plans to purchase the game on the Nintendo Switch. This new addition allows players to save anywhere in the game without needing to find a save point. This makes the trial-and-error parts of the game an almost non-issue, and for Switch fans, it makes the game much easier to play on the go.
Override: Mech City Brawl had a lot of promise and actually generated a bit of hype from me. Sadly the game sinks like a giant hunk of metal should instead of rocket boosts out like we'd hope in many departments (especially the melee combat). There is fun to be had here but depending on the player it can fizzle out fast and leave you wishing there was more to it. I really commend the team for the ideas presented here and the support they're giving it is great with 4 more characters being released in the future. The foundation has been set, I just hope they come back to this idea with more in store one day.
Omen of Sorrow is a fighting game I can only recommend to those really looking to experiment with something new or are really big fans of horror. The combos are fun but are kind of shallow and get repetitive really quickly. The mechanics are pretty standard and can be fun but the lack of translation to new players kind of ruins them along with actually playing certain characters.