5: Street Fighter V
Spoiler alert! The next 3 (including this one) titles on this list are gonna be fighting games.
I covered my thoughts on this game in a previous review, but let’s recap. I enjoy this game a lot more than the previous three entries in the series because SFV promotes a more aggressive playstyle, which suits how I play fighters more. The game came with its share of issues on launch, which is the main reason why this is the lowest fighter on my top 10 list. There was, for one, a lack of story modes, and no Arcade Mode. It also didn’t have a proper shop, and it had a big input lag as compared to other fighters.
Honestly though, with the recent release of Season 2 (and its new host of playable characters) I was contemplating bumping this game up a few notches on this list. I ended up sticking to my original ranks because I still need more time with Season 2. Things are looking up for SFV though, seeing as it’s the fighter that’s been in my system the most lately (it helps that I really enjoy Juri as a character). Overall, Street Fighter V definitely deserved a place on my Top 10 list. Hell, it was less flawed on release than FFXV.
4: Blazblue: Central Fiction
You know, I had the most trouble considering the games on the 3-5 entries on this list. They all share the same genre and I’ve spent quite the amount of time on each of them.
This year marked the release of the (supposed) final entry to the Blazblue series: Central Fiction. The game is pretty much your typical fighting game sequel. It has new mechanics with the new Active Flow and Exceed Accel features. You have several new characters. Finally and most importantly, there are changes to the existing cast. If you’re familiar with the Blazblue series, you’re in for your typical game in the “Arc Sys cycle”.
This game is on my list cause I love the series and its characters. I’m trying to get better at the game, but the Season 2 changes of SFV has made me make that game my go to fighter at the moment. Nevertheless, I still love this game and would always be up for a couple of rounds of Central Fiction.