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What is a FIGHTING GAME?!

Maximilian Dood
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Max discusses the recent Game Awards nominations for 2022’s Best Fighting Games, and why picking Sifu for this category was a mistake. This discussion leads to an important question: how DO you classify a fighting game?

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31 Comments

  1. Ok i agree with max on pretty much everything except the wwe games theyre 100% fighting games its as much of a fighting game as def jam is its just like the naruto games and other 3d fighting games just like them

  2. FGC needs to put some respect on For Honor!

  3. would mortal kombat or street fighter be a fighting game if it only had arcade mode?

  4. Lol if they had put Rumbleverse i would have ignored it, but sifu ??? 😂😂

  5. Lol if they had put Rumbleverse i would have ignored it, but sifu ??? 😂😂

  6. Imagine if Sifu wins the best fighting game category 😭😭

  7. Imagine if Sifu wins the best fighting game category 😭😭

  8. I stopped watching the game awards years ago. To me it's in the same category as the AVN awards. In both authenticity and presence. People up there stuttering, forgetting their lines, looking like nervous wrecks or doing some mad corny shit lmao. Shit is just unrefined as fuck, but after that SIFU bit? It may as well be the circus.

  9. I stopped watching the game awards years ago. To me it's in the same category as the AVN awards. In both authenticity and presence. People up there stuttering, forgetting their lines, looking like nervous wrecks or doing some mad corny shit lmao. Shit is just unrefined as fuck, but after that SIFU bit? It may as well be the circus.

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  12. would mortal kombat or street fighter be a fighting game if it only had arcade mode?

  13. Calling a third person beat 'em up like Sifu a fighting game is like calling a 3D action-adventure like The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time an RPG. Which is not what the game is, and some people on the internet (usually the shameless casual journalists) have been calling it that ever since the dawn of time. I mean technically you can argue that it is a "Role-Playing" game in the pen and paper sort of term. But in "video game" RPGs, it's a genre that usually requires you to have some sort of an experience point leveling up system in order to be labelled as one. Which none of the Zelda games have.

    Same as the case with Sifu here being nominated as one of the "Best Fighting" game. Like Max said, you need to have at least two players beating each other up to at least be categorized as one of the sub-genres of a fighting game, and Sifu (although an amazingly fun and adrenaline pumping game) has none of this whatsoever.

  14. I was playing Spiderman last night and I can't figure out Kingpin's frame advantage on block. Anyone got any tips? Should I just spam dp?

  15. "Best Combat" should be a category next year, an award for the game with the best combat from any game genre. FPS, Action, Fighting, RPG's, Strategy games get them all in there.

  16. Non "fighting" games being a category that isn't a "fighting" game is because traditional fighting games had such a a poor showing.

  17. Max, you should consider to make a video explaining the different types of fighting games there are, because I still see people very confused about this game genre.

  18. As a long time casual fighting game fanatic. I agree with Max. They should really specify what this category is all about. Because while yes Sifu, is a game revolving around fighting, the definition of "Best Fighting" should not be thrown around so vaguely as to pair different genres into one lazy title. Just as is the case with "Best adventure/action game".

  19. Short answer: not sifu
    Long answer: not smash either.

  20. There's a reason why fighting games and beat 'em ups originated as two differing genres, back in the arcade days. Their formulas were clearly distinct, and easily identifiable, hence they are two different genres. SIFU is a beat 'em up. Street Fighter 2 – fighting game. Final Fight – beat 'em up.

  21. If jojo's is there were is P4AU 😂

  22. This is TGA hating themselves because they never heard of Absolver when it came out. It's like giving Nier replicant best soundtrack because the original fell under everyone's radar so they're making up for it.

  23. I dont know i may be alone in this. Or because i played Absolver (same devs i believe) playing Sifu felt like i was playing a fighting game with really good bots. Mechanically i can understand why they put it for best fighting game but i dont know if i completely agree with it

  24. Sifu is a very different beaten up game unlike others, Sifu feels more like. Fighting game

  25. "What is a fighting game?" a miserable little pile of secrets.

  26. this is why the game awards can't be trusted and I refuse to watch them

  27. My question is if you never use the multi-player in a "fighting" game does it stop being a fighting game? You only ever play the ai you don't go online at all. Is mortal combat in this context now just an action game if you never utilize the pvp aspect?

  28. why isn’t for honor a fighting game?

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