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Avec cette conversion de Virtua Fighter 2, Sega offre un bien triste baroud d'honneur à la Megadrive. On se demande bien quelle mouche a piqué le géant japonais quand il a décidé de mettre en chantier cet épisode, car en passant en deux dimensions, le jeu a perdu tout ce qui faisait le charme et la technicité des versions arcades et Saturn. Doté d'une technique tout juste passable pour une machine en fin de vie, le titre dispose de surcroît d'une durée de jeu rachitique. Bref, les amateurs de jeux de baston passeront leur chemin, et se tourneront vers les valeurs sûres de la machine au rang desquelles figurent des titres comme Mortal Kombat 2 ou Street Fighter 2.
The problem is that it never belonged in that age, and it's just too difficult to have any real fun with this version knowing how inferior it is to the real Virtua Fighter 2. So don't be fooled into downloading this one for any reason – it's not worth its 800 Point asking price, and there are far better options in the fighting genre available now, and scheduled to come in the future for the Virtual Console.
Games like this sadly shine an unforgiving spotlight on the flaws in the Virtual Console set-up, with the lack of a demo function leading to disappointment, but most notably the insistence on pricing them according to platform. There's simply no way this warrants 800 points simply because it appeared on the Megadrive rather than, say, the PC Engine. You may squeeze a few minutes of amusement from the reasonably flexible options - such as the ability to give fighters infinite health - but when Street Fighter II is already available for download, and infinitely superior even in its earliest console incarnation, why would you bother?
VF2 on the Genesis is something of a mistake. Some might even call it a cash-in. However you want to view it, there's no denying that it's a game you should avoid.