Hi all This is really me wondering whether it’s worth to buy Fantasy Strike…
I bought the wooden chips deluxe version of Puzzle Strike and then also the 3rd Edition with Shadows, and I got two sets of Yomi (one with 10, one with 20 characters). I also played both of these games online back when those browser games were a thing.
I played >500 hours of Smash Ultimate, I’m fanatically playing MK11 right now (must be >1000 hours now between Switch and PS4), and I’m dabbling in Dragonball FighterZ and Tekken 7, and bought Samurai Shodown (though I haven’t played it yet). I’m not actually good at fighting games, but I love them.
So both the theme and world as well as the type of game of Fantasy Strike are very appealing to me, and I have fond memories of the Sirlin games community. I also think the approach with simple inputs and best of 7 rounds is interesting, as well as all the other modes. But, all of that isn’t worth a damn if the game isn’t actually being played - I don’t play for the offline modes, I play for fighting opponents around my level online.
So … how is the matchmaking? How long does it usually take to find an opponent, at what times of day in what timezone? Are there players in Europe or will I (located in Switzerland) have to suffer high ping values? Are there players that are have experience but aren’t super hardcore evo top8 type players? Is the community more active on PS4 or on Switch?