All I can do is think about VF5. The new offensive manouvre - even VFDC hasn’t got to grips with it yet. I’ve thought about that for at least 20 minutes in my lunch break.
The tutorial mode disappearing - is that because Sega has done deals with guide book publishers? I bet it is. In my mind, though, it works out quite well because it forces me to experiment of my own accord, and choose one combo over another because it looks better, not because it does four points of damage more. And that’s important because I think Virtua Fighter is about expression more now than ever. In VF4 you could always tell when Minami Akira was playing, or Hood Lion, or Chibita (OBVIOUSLY) just from their playing style. I think that’s going to be true of VF5 but x1000 (like EA’s next gen physics), since there’s now so many ways to express yourself with your playing style.
Last night I found myself shouting “sick!” at an empty room every time I bussed out G cancels after P,P,d+P. I know it’s wrong, but it feels so right.