The Dreamcast was Sega’s last console, and in addition to the games everyone knows about it had some hidden gems, one of which was Tech Romancer.
No, it’s not a dating sim where everyone is a robot. It’s a fighting game where (almost) everyone is in a giant robot.
The game’s mecha were designed by Shoji Kawamori of Macross fame, and almost every character and mecha is a clear homage to something else.
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“Favorite fighting game”
I used to play more fighting games than I do now. I still like a good one now and then but my favorites aren’t the most hardcore ones.
Whether Super Smash Bros. counts as a fighting game is often debated and I’m not going to get into that.
My favorite more traditional fighting game is probably Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I’m not even sure exactly why I like it better than the Marvel vs. Capcom games…well, MvC 2 had terrible balance and MvC 3 had on-the-disc paid “DLC”, so I guess that’s two reasons.
There was a time when Capcom made fighting games that weren’t Street Fighter or Vs., though. Power Stone and Tech Romancer are two great, innovative games that seem unlikely to get sequels.