Frank Inglese writes:
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a fan of fighting video games. I may not be as well-versed as i once was but games like “Bloody Roar: Primal Fury”, “Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max” and “Melty Blood Act Cadenza”. Despite how hard these games were for me to beat I played day in and day out.
After a few years of this I considered myself one hell of an virtual fighter but the coming of the internet and things like more accessible network play quickly taught me that no matter how good I was…there was always someone better, and for the longest time I stopped buying fighting titles. Every once in a while I’d hit up an arcade, try out some “Tekken” or “Street Fighter”, but that was the extent of my interest in the genre.
In more recent years I’ve somewhat gotten back into the groove so when NIS America announced they were bringing “Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late”, I thought I owed it to my former self to give arcade-style fighters one more try. Too bad I threw out my arcade board a long time ago!