The fighting video game genre has been in existence for many years. It involves 2 main types of games and many different styles and rules. Because there are such a wide variety of games, players have the option of using many different styles of controllers. National and International Competitions for fighting games have also had a large impact on the genre’s popularity and anticipation. Over the years fighting games have evolved into a competitive sub culture of gaming.
As stated there are 2 main types of fighting games. There are 2D fighters and 3D fighters. This does not however refer to the graphics of the game but the style of dimensional gameplay involved. A 2D fighter is more of a “side-scroller” type of game where gameplay only involves the X and Y axis of movement. Some examples of 2D fighters would be: Street Fighter, mortal kombat (1,2,and 9), King of Fighters, Guilty Gear, Injustice, and Marvel vs Capcom. These games only involve character movement along the X and Y axis. 3D fighters, however use the X,Y, and Z axis for movement. This allows players a more wide variety of gameplay and technique to counter or evade attacks. Some examples of 3D fighters would be: Tekken, Mortal kombat (3-8), Dead or Alive, Def Jam fighting games, WWE, and Virtua Fighter. In my many years of playing fighting games I tend to find most 2D fighting games more challenging than most 3D fighting games. I believe that because of the absence of the 3rd axis that most of the 2D games have more complex inputs based on attacks and combos than the 3D games. The 3D games tend to be more lenient and have an easier learning curve than most of the 2D games.
As there are different types of fighting games there are also different types of controllers. The controller styles are more a personal preference depending on the player and can range in price from $8 to $400. The different styles of controllers for fighting games are: console controller, fight pad, Arcade...