Post Reply Arcade fighter, do you prefer playing next or opposite your opponent?
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Posted 8/28/17 , edited 8/28/17
Do you Prefer this??



Or This?

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Posted 8/28/17 , edited 8/28/17
This.
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I prefer the Versus City/New Versus City cabinets.
Rare and difficult to find in America.
Leads to a more pleasurable experience.
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Theyre both fun but I guess im more used to opposite.
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Posted 8/28/17 , edited 8/28/17
I haven't played a fighting game in an arcade since I don't even know when so I don't even think I've ever played at a back to back cabinet. It was all side by side when I played. I have played online though so I guess that's sort of back to back in the way that you're not really seeing or hearing your opponent while playing.

As for which I prefer? I actually kind of like playing side by side. That level of personal interaction added to the experience for me and it even added some interesting additional meta strategies as well.
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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/30/17
Give me the good ole side by side. I want to see my opponent and the look in his or her eyes when I beat them..it tells me their worth as a person and a gamer. Seriously though why play in a arcade if you can't stand next to who ya playing against?
Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/30/17
Playing next to someone so I can see what they're doing.
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Posted 8/30/17 , edited 8/30/17

Ranwolf wrote:

Give me the good ole side by side. I want to see my opponent and the look in his or her eyes when I beat them..it tells me their worth as a person and a gamer. Seriously though why play in a arcade if you can't stand next to who ya playing against?


When it comes down to fighting games in arcades, there's the issue of hearing and/or seeing what your opponent is doing on their side of the arcade board.
This is generally why the Versus cabinets are so often used in Japan (where fighting games were/are more commonly played).
Even professional tournaments are starting to get to the point where you're taking part in a two monitor/two chairs in ways you cannot see your opponent.
This is better as your moves will be less likely to be picked up when you're slamming down on buttons.

Side-by-side becomes a bit of a pain, anyways.
Personally, at least.
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