Art of Fighting Anthology Review

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Graphics: 6.0
Sound : 8.0
Gameplay : 7.0
Multiplayer : 8.0
Overall : 7.5
Review by Adam Stamper
We all know that the 2-D gaming like this has led the way to many other incredible games. The Art of Fighting 3 are classic games. But the game itself has little to no new features. It makes all the old stories of SNK and Street Fighter re-emerge and sets the stage for “Fatal Fury”. The Art of Fighting Anthology just falls short of being anything amazing.

The games, (Art of Fighting, Art of Fighting 2, and Art of Fighting 3), as fun as they are at the arcade once you slide them into your Playstation it just doesn’t measure up. The games are just well emulated versions of the original games from NeoGeo. The controls on single-player mode are rough, making the few combos harder to master, rather than the joystick and four big buttons. The games do improve as you go on through, the first two almost unbearable by today’s standards and the third better but still lacking in the smoothness department. In two-player mode you can choose between all the original characters and you and your buddy can thrash each other but the lack of available moves for you to master makes the two-player mode of this game less and less entertaining the longer you play it.

Though this game offers the old-school aspect, this game didn’t even do so well throughout the years it was released so the appeal may get you to try the game but in the end it is, truly a let down. These three games even when released struggled to compete with the other fighting games of their time such as “Street Fighter” and the like. These games noticeably improve from the original to the third but the overall gameplay just falls short of impressing even to the die-hard SNK fans.