Capcom Fighting Collection Reviews
The sprite work and sound design is still as on point as we always remembered. Outside of waxing nostalgic, we also get a previously unreleased in America entry with Red Earth, plus a rarer find in Gem Fighter for those wanting to dig deeper into the Capcom catalog. The sheer amount of Darkstalkers does bloat the collection to a degree and the poor online puts a damper but otherwise it's a good amount of games that show why Capcom were kings in the first place and hope they can return to the throne again one day.
Capcom Fighting Collection is a wonderful retro collection full of great arcade fighting games. However, up to half of it is made up of Darkstalkers games, some features are redundant, and the online mode is woefully empty.
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If you are the type of person who enjoys fighting genre and old games with pixel-art graphics, than Capcom Fighting Collection is something you definitely don't want to miss.
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The Capcom Fighting Collection faithfully brings some retro and classic games to a modern era, with much-needed contemporary mechanics and qualities. Capcom has crafted an incredible collection of titles here that is sure to surprise you. While it’s still unclear how the online functionality will fair once more players buy into the game, I’m happy to say the Capcom Fighting Collection lands every punch it throws.
Capcom packs a collection of great games, with great features that make them more accessible and rich on the learning front.
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Capcom Fighting Collection is a must-buy title for fans of 2D fighting games or the arcade experience. It will keep you busy for a long time with so many games and challenges to complete!
Capcom Fighting Collection successfully brings a wide array of classic Capcom fighting games together in a convenient package for fans.
Capcom Fighting Collection is a wonderful package with some truly great features and only a couple missed opportunities. It feels great to see Darkstalkers once again getting some air time, I just wish we would get a new game after nearly 30 years. The series was one of the best Capcom ever put out, and it shows with how many times that Morrigan sprite has been recycled. It is also cool to see rare games like Cyberbots and Red Earth discussed again. This collection is easy to recommend and I hope Capcom continues to recognize their legacy games going forward.
Capcom Fighting Collection is a fantastic value for those who enjoy fighting games and want to play some of the best to ever come out. There’s traditional titles like Darkstalkers and Street Fighter, some unique takes on the genre with Cyberbots and Red Earth and even a fighting themed puzzle game squeezed in there for good measure. It’s perhaps a bit Darkstalkers heavy for some, but I appreciated the mix of familiar titles and games I had never played before.
Capcom Fighting Collection is a satisfying bundle that includes 10 classic games with a variety of options as well as online multiplayer.
My final thought is that the Capcom Fighting Collection does what it does in catering to the needs of retro gaming fans. It has a great little selection of games. Even if most of them are from the same series. It’s great for passing a couple of hours away solo or playing with some friends but it just feels like the same old collections that Capcom have released in the past.
Capcom Fighting Collection is actually a sort of homage to the Darkstalkers legacy, although it doesn't forget other franchises. If you know what you're going for, you'll find yourself with a compilation that can be molded to your liking.
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Repetition aside, Capcom Fighting Collection acts as a great companion piece to the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, bringing out all of the other non-licensed fighting games the company has done over the years to a variety of platforms. The overall selection is solid with a bevy of presentation options, while the extras feel comprehensive if you aren't looking for movies or the histories behind the games. The online play performs well thus far, so fans of 2D fighting games will be happy.
Solid and definitely have an audience. There could be some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun.
In the past, Capcom has tried to bring their lesser-known titles to modern consoles but with little success. This latest attempt which was announced alongside the reveal of ‘Street Fighter 6’, has been its best yet. Hopefully, if this compilation sells well, it’ll encourage them to think of some possible sequels or even make a second compilation with all their 3D fighters. Until then, there is so much to enjoy and appreciate in Capcom Fighting Collection.
Capcom Fighting Collection presents a slightly bemusing package, given that half of the content is Darkstalkers and seven of these titles are in the two Capcom Arcade Stadium games. Cyberbots feels oddly out of place with its mecha-style gameplay, as does Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, but that's hardly a complaint; it just feels like the overall product could have been bolstered by more of Capcom's rich fighting game history, of which there is plenty to choose from. This is a great way to dive into the fan favourite Darkstalkers franchise, in particular, though, and seeing games previously exclusive to arcades, like Red Earth, make their way to consoles for the first time is a pleasure.
An homage to Darkstalkers more than anything, Capcom Fighter Collection is well packaged, presented and executed. There's not a lot of title diversity, but a few make their first overdue appearance outside of Japan and arcades.
There are definitely some quality of life improvements to these games. The never-before-released games are super cool. This collection is a little pricey, but with the music, museum, rollback netcode, and internet features, I totally understand why. If you've been playing these games forever like I have, then you may pass this up. But if you want to see where it all started, plus see what other fighting games Capcom dipped their toes into, the collection is for you. Good luck climbing the ranks though- the old school gamers and the FGC are waiting for you at the top.
It may be preaching to the choir, but the Capcom Fighting Collection makes some much loved cult classic games broadly accessible on modern platforms, while being filled with goodies and extras for fans. That's good enough.
The Capcom Fighting Collection is a fun and competitive package that offers some curiosities abroad the genre, although it is far from being the definitive collection. However, this many Darkstalkers games probably left out some other classics.
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