Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM
I think Mortal Kombat's story was the first one I got into. I mean, at first, Street Fighter didn't have much of a story to speak of. But Mortal Kombat was the first to have some kind of continuity between games. And of course it translated pretty well to the big screen too...at least for the first movie. Let's just leave it at that and pretend there was no second movie. Problem was when the sequels started muddying everything up so bad that eventually they had to do a complete reboot and start from scratch. At that point I just became like "meh, I'll still play the games for the game play, but the story is dead to me."
Street Fighter on the other hand started out kinda weak. About the only story bits I came away with is that Blanka is a momma's boy, Chun Li seeks revenge for her father and Ryu just wanders the world looking for a fight. Well, okay. Nice character motivations, but that doesn't equate with much in the way of a real story.
But then Street Fighter went Alpha and got some anime treatment. There started to actually be two distinct stories that both pretty awesome. There was the whole Chun-Li, Guile, Charlie, Cammy, Bison arc which I loved. There was also the whole Ryu, Ken, Goken, Sakura, Akuma arc which was also pure awesome. Make a movie out of either of those stories and I am there.
And it's not just a normal hero's save the world against powerful force like Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter really has some deep character motivations here. Ryu's trying to keep control of the evil force that's inside him while fighting against the monster that killed his sensei. Chun-Li is trying to avenge her father while also bringing down the most powerful crime cartel in existence.
So...Street Fighter...I guess is the answer to your question.
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