Continuing with RPG Impact. The seventh RPG that has had a big impact on me is Street Fighter. I love martial arts (real, cinematic and even silly) and of course love role-playing; sadly because of damaged wrists I cannot play competitive Beat’em ups anymore. I was tempted to write a lot, but I’ve blogged about SFRPG several times, so for those that would prefer the succinct version:
- The game has surprising depth / potential.
- Simple and accessible.
- With a bit of practice the combat is fast and focused.
- Easy to modify/expand the game, such as adding-in Mortal Kombat, etc. I’ve found there is no big player buy-in needed for radical alterations.
Whilst there are several martial art games available, I’ve enjoyed Street Fighter the most. I’ve found that this is the game that is typically met with scepticism by a new player, who later says that they were shocked at how great it was.