Out From The Side of My Neck Bonus Thought 5: Good Idea/Bad Idea: The Fighting Genre Plan

Kombo-tributor TheWon, who often gives us our monthly dose of what’s hot on the Wii in “Do U Wii,” has whipped up an extra video this month in which he discusses the current state of fighting games and how their publishers are trying to sell them to us.

He notes that even in the age of downloadable content and hard drives, it seems that they are trying to get by with old practices of making numerous versions and upgrades (see: Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV).

Also, TheWon wanted me to make sure to note that the video was made before one game mentioned, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, received a price cut at GameStop, bringing its price down to $39.99. He adds that Naruto Shippuuden Clash of The Ninja Revolution 3 comes out next week.

In any case, I have to admit, I lost interest in the Dragon Ball Z games a long time ago. I love Dragon Ball, don’t get me wrong, but the back and forth with characters and sagas available, and the fact that it’s all rehash hasn’t really enticed me to keep paying attention. “Oh, yay, it’s the Cell Saga. Again.”

Seriously, can’t they get Toriyama to pen something that we haven’t seen before? They did a new special recently, after all.