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Is Virtua Fighter Harder than Tekken?

 

V.R. Fighter vs Taken 2
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Well  let me start off by saying that is Virtua Fighter harder than Tekken is a debate among fighting game community. Both 3D fighting games was released in 1990s and arcade scene was booming. Virtua Fighter is developed by Sega and Tekken made by Namco Bandai in 90s. I have played both of these fighting games during my childhood. Remember going to a grocery store playing Virtua Fighter and loving it. Later on, when I got a PS1 there was Tekken 2 than sequel. Those was some great memories playing with friends and family. VF was indeed a trailblazing fighting game like Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown trailer says. Tekken is more robust and complex fighting game for hardcore players. While Virtua Fighter is more casual and beginner friendly. In this blogpost, I will dive in between the two.

 

 

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Shodown
Image by Sega

 

I will compare some points like combos, mechanics and community as a whole. Without further ado, lets get right to the combos. Virtua Fighter combos is very simple and grounded for beginners. While Tekken is more advance such as wall bounce and knocking them into the game to punish. Tekken is more variety than Virtua Fighter. You can go to practice mode to study these combos. But it will take you hours to master like a pro fighting game player like Lil Majin. The point goes to Tekken for having more combos than VF. Mechanics, well VF is a three button fighter with punch, kick and throw. Later on Dead or Alive series uses the same button scheme like VF. Tekken has four button control scheme with using combinations to throw opponents.

 

 

Cont

 

While Tekken 7 uses wall and stage transitions like DOA series. VF uses ring outs and wall too. Both fighting games allow players to side-step just like any retro 3D fighting game style. Bandai kept the infinite space Tekken stage just like older game. Giving player room to move and perform combos for example Infinite Azure stage. The point goes to Tekken for robust mechanics than VF. Community, Tekken has a huge fanbase than VF just is understandable. Virtual Fighter has a huge present in Japan than west. In west, Tekken is more popular than Virtual Fighter in many ways. There are more Esports tournaments of Tekken than Virtua Fighter. Virtual Fighter does have a cult-following from smaller fans of the series. After the announcement about Virtua Fighter 6 (not really), there are partnered with Esports.

 

Tekken 7
Image by Bandai Namco

 

 

Fans like Maximillian Dood make a reaction video and gave his two-cents on state of Virtua Fighter. VF did a comeback with Ultimate Showdown and Sega made it for free on PS Plus. I got my hands on it and first impressions, it’s not a bad fighting game but great for beginners. Although, I brought this on PS3 back went it came out. Far as Tekken goes, I been a hardcore playing since ps1 days. Tekken has more merchandise and  movies than VF. Virtual Fighter does have merchs and an tv show anime, if you guys wants to check it out. VF does appear in other games like Shenmue, Dead or Alive and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Points goes to Tekken for having a great community and also there are cosplayers as well.

 

 

 

Closing

 

Whether Tekken is harder than Virtua Fighter is a understatement. It’s amount of time you invest into the game. If  you learn types of characters and playstyle than more power to you. Do you have to go back to the lab and figure out their moveset? Probably, what about joining a Tekken or VF community on Discord? Do you express you love with Tekken or Virtua Fighter making YouTube videos? What about drawing fan art of your favorite VF and Tekken character? These question is what community or fandom have to answer and ponder. That being said, in my opinion play whatever is right for you and see which is harder. Tekken 7 is available now on Xbox One/PS4/PC on Amazon. Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown is available on PlayStation 4.

 

Combo Breaker 2019
Image by Capcom Pro Tour

 

 

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