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Leathal League: Is It a Fighting Game?

Discussion in 'Fighting Games' started by Cinnamaldehyde, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Cinnamaldehyde

    Cinnamaldehyde DDR Savant
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    It has directional inputs, a jump button, and two (attack) buttons, and character specific special moves.
    I don't really know or have an opinion on weather or not it is a fighting game, but I do love it.
     
  2. Kylgore

    Kylgore Has the beginner's gung-ho spirit!

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    It's not a fighting game. It's a sports game. It's dodgeball and, to my knowledge, dodgeball is a sport. It also happens to be the only sports game that I enjoy.
     
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  3. Oreo

    Oreo Keepin' It Stylish
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    It definitely has some Smash Bros. style movement options. Short jumps, fast falls, wall jumps, dash dancing, etc. So if it's similar to any style of game mechanically, I'd say it's most like a platform fighter.
     
  4. SmokeRulz

    SmokeRulz Where there is smoke, there is fire!
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    If anything, it could be considered an unorthodox fighting game (as opposed to traditional fighting game), much like Smash Bros. The grey area comes from how it's entirely based around the ball, making it a hybrid of a sports game (specifically dodgeball).
     
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  5. Cinnamaldehyde

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    Yeah the goal is still to hit your opponent and get rid of "stocks", you just have to hit your opponent with the ball.
     
  6. COMPUTEROSIS

    COMPUTEROSIS FPLOON: The Revolution
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    I'd say that it's "Fighting Game Adjacent"... It has the strategy and metagame of a 2D fighting game, but with the competitiveness of a typical sports game... Regardless, I take every match against Candyman seriously...
     
  7. Stars

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    Perhaps "combat sport"? Trying to think of other examples of something like that, but I need to leave for work momentarily. I think there's a basketball fighting game from the 32-bit era. Can't remember the name though.