Ever since I first played games like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat 3 back on the SNES I've considered fighters my favorite genre. Playing just about everything from Bloody Road to Primal Rage I definitely could tell the difference between what made good and bad fighting games. Luckily in today's gaming market developers can't cash in on the popularity of blockbuster games and be lazy; only the seasoned veterans truly remain amidst this genre. Today I'm taking a look back at some of the worst fighting game series to ever exist.
While I owned all three of the official Clay Fighter releases, it was no secret these games sucked. Often referred to as “the worst fighting game ever” Clay Fighter is nothing more than a cheap attempt at selling stolen ideas horribly reimagined. I do admit this franchise is a huge part of my gaming youth, and I often reflect upon my experience with the series. Most notably my grandmother defeating me with the character Taffy after surprising me with a special attack utilizing a machine gun. I still enjoy the game's many unique characters for what they are, but as a fighting game Clay Fighter is best forgotten.
Samurai Shodown (3D)
Though I'm not a huge fan of the classic 2D version of this series, I can respect it for it's impact on the genre. The 3D series however, specifically Samurai Shodown Sen is just a complete mess. Unbalanced characters mixed in with clunky controls and mechanics is pathetic for this relatively new game. Much like Mortal Kombat's experimentation with a 3D gameplay format, this only shadows the magnificence of the original.
I have a very low tolerance for developers who make games cashing in on cleavage and bare skin. There is certainly a market for it, but something about these softcore porn titles claiming to offer more than what is actually tangible is frustrating. Rumble Roses does of course feature many attractive woman that have spawned countless sexual comics; though to be fair that isn't any different from any other popular fighting game really. The point I'm getting at is, can you list a single good thing about the gameplay?