I still say Virtua Fighter 2 is the best 3D beat 'em up ever.
8 years on, and we can still fire up VF2 and be amazed by the graphics. Not from a 'wow that looks realistic' standpoint of course, but seeing the humble Saturn run a game in such a high resolution, with such detail and accuracy the arcade original, and best of all, seeing it all run in 60 fps, just brings a tear to the eye.
And on top of that, it's one of the deepest fighters ever made, with a vast amount of *real* moves, all of which can be performed so elequently and mastered to hell until you can perform them blindfolded, and yet there's still room for improvment... it just shows the world what the Saturn could really do.
*Got Fighter's Megamix the day it came out*. It didn't seem as good as it used to, the last time I played it, though... And as much as I tried to like VF2, I didn't really like the gameplay system. Attracted by the graphics, somewhat repelled by the slow pace of the gameplay. A sad case.
i only played fighting vipers and vf2 but i have to say both are great games and i still play FVipers, but from all that i heard about fighter's megamix that seems like the best. dead or alive looks good to, that new compilation of 1&2 for xbox with live play looks very interesting.
Megamix was great... the reason I rate VF2 as better is VF2 did it with style...
MegaMix was graphically inferior, and was much less complex than VF2... and as a result, it felt far less stylish, and too rough on the edges for my liking... playing VF2 made you proud to own a Saturn, which is a feeling I do not get from Megamix...