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SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters 2 Expand Edition
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  opened by paleface at 04:38:43 03/06/04  
  last modified by paleface at 04:39:22 03/06/04  
  paleface [sys=NGPC; cat=Strategy; loc=JPN]
           
Probably one of the greatest games in the life of this console is doomed to remain pretty unappreciated by me: with tons more cards and the new "reaction" cards that actually do add some real strategy to the game, CFC2 should be one of the greatest things since sliced bread, and maybe it is, but it's also one of the few first-party titles on the system without an English version for me to understand.
 
Sure I could print out a huge FAQ and carry it around with me, but that seems doubly ridiculous with a handheld game. I ought to remember what most of the cards do from playing through the prequel (see entry 424), but it's been a while and darn it, there are a lot of cards to remember. At least I pretty much remember how to get around the in-game menu.
 
I have tried to get in to this game but somehow it just isn't working, I think it's because I can't be bothered to remember to look up what the new card's I've found do when I get home, so I have a lot of cards but little idea of their true abilities. I'm just playing raw power now, pretty much, and while that was enough to get through the first one, the AI seems a little more clever here.
 
There's no roaming through arcades and so forth here, you just move along strict paths between world location, and each location is just a background with talking sprites in front of it--not an overhead map for you to explore. This seems like a downer to me. You can still visit the areas in the order of your choosing, of course, and go back to previous ones and just battle to try your luck in winning new cards, but I miss the exploration aspect, and I can't follow whatever story might be here.
 
I have non-Japanese-speaking friends who have really got in to CFC2 and seem to have the cards down pat, even the mysterious new "Reaction" cards used on defense. I, however, do not have the patience to acquire the same training, so I sit here and bitch about it. If only the card descriptions were in English I would be ripping through this game in no time. Maybe some day I'll work up the gumption to print out that big FAQ, who knows.
    
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