Mmm... 2D fighters. Of course, as evidenced by our Guilty Gear page, we like the 2-D fighting action. While Guilty Gear is certainly at the top of our piles, there's no lack of love for Capcom and SNK's offerings(though Capcom *badly* needs to redo their sprites). While Capcom was pretty much there first, and has the likes of Morrigan and Felicia, SNK's range of characters is, on the whole, more interesting- you won't find any Changs, Chois, or Joe Higashis in their camp, and Akuma's nothing compared to the bastard that is Rugal. SNK's also got the mad piles of womenfolk going on- Mai, Mary, May Lee, King, Athena, Mature, Vice, Shermie, Vanessa, Leona, Whip, Yuri, and my two new favorites, Kula and Angel. And that's just from King of Fighters 2002, there's also a few more to be found in the Samurai Shodown games, the upcoming KoF 2003, and there's probably a few more in some of their other games.
Of course, there's no reason to strictly choose one over the other, what with the VS games, allowing you to pit Ryu vs. Terry, Mai vs. Chun-Li, and all those other enjoyable matchups. Of course, there's the other VS as well - Marvel vs Capcom, with its large cast of characters from less than common games, like Jin from Cyberbots and Tech Romancer. Now if only SNK VS Capcom: Chaos would release here already. - Phil
I cut my teeth (as most people) of Street Fighter as far as 2D fighters go and it's still one of my favorites. I don't give a shit what Pip says. I love the nostalgic feeling of the capcom sprites. They may not be as flashy as the SNk stuff, but they're still great for me. I think he's just mad cuz his childhood sucked. - Mario