- Apr 10, 2019
Was street fighter III, which had almost an entirely new roster and several new gameplay features compared to the street fighter 2 and alpha series, not a street fighter game?MOTW at best is a continuation of the story but told in a new series.
It has strong ties to the lore and characters but it's not Fatal Fury.
I could accept that it's the series that replaces Fatal Fury, but it's not a Fatal Fury game.
Was art of fighting 3, which had almost an entirely new roster and a complete overhaul of how the game played and felt compared to it's prior games, not an art of fighting game?
Was Tekken 3, which took place canonically 20 years in the future from Tekken 2, and had significant lineup, style and gameplay changes not a Tekken game?
How about other stuff that eschews the fundamental characteristics of the games that came before it - was fatal fury wild ambition not a fatal fury game? Samurai shodown 64 not a samurai shodown game?
Garou motw, aka fatal fury motw as the dreamcast release is called, is most definitely a fatal fury game in my book. It was just the latest evolution the game took. The series has a history of reinventing itself. Just look how hugely different fatal fury 3 was compared to fatal fury 2 and special, all the characters that were left out, all the new characters, new art style, new gameplay features, etc. Snk took a risk evolving the game with motw and it worked out, but the evolution doesn't mean it's not part of the fatal fury series, especially since snk, the creators of the game, consider it part of that series.