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Art of Fighting is a fighting video game trilogy that was released for the Neo Geo platform in the early 1990s. It was the second fighting game franchise created by SNK, following the Fatal Fury series and is set in the same fictional universe as a prequel to the Fatal Fury series. The games follow the struggles of the students of the Kyokugen Karate Dojo, Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, in what appears to be the early 1980s, Ryo is the son of the Kyokugen Karate discipline's creator, Takuma Sakazaki, and Robert is the wayward son of a billionaire family from Italy. The initial two games are set in South Town, a common location in SNK games that is also the setting for the Fatal Fury series, while the third appears to take place in a fictitious area of Mexico. The plot of Art of Fighting alludes to Fatal Fury. Art of Fighting 2, for instance, documents the rise of Geese Howard, a character in Fatal Fury, from corrupt police commissioner to crime lord of Southtown. Takuma is said to be a contemporary of Jeff Bogard, the adoptive father of Fatal Fury's main heroes, Terry and Andy Bogard; Jeff Bogard's murder at the hands of Geese Howard triggers the events of the Fatal Fury series. Sadly, it does have a toxic community.

Why They Can't Master The Art of Fighting

  1. On certain Art of Fighting videos on YouTube, there would be some people who would tell a player that they didn't use full potential on a certain character or make fun of a certain skill of a player such as "Level 4...That's for beginners", "Level 4... WTF", "You need to play more", or "boring".
  2. A selected portion would stupidly assume that King is a boy (due to her looks) when King is a girl. Even though King's appearance in the first game was made to hide her gender.
  3. Yuri often gets treated like a goddess to no end of all the characters in existence.
  4. Some of them would think that Ryo Sakazaki is a parody of Ryu from Street Fighter when he is supposed to be a homage to Ryu. Even though he was created by the staff who produced the first game in Art of Fighting left Capcom to join SNK to produce other games.
  5. When Yuri butt-slapped in KoF XIV, they started to mock Capcom fans. It's no secret that some SNK fans hate Capcom in a toxic way.
  6. Some of them would want SNK to make a new Art of Fighting game despite the fact that they don't work for SNK alone.
  7. They complained about Yuri's absence in Art of Fighting 3. Really now, a roster does not dictate the quality of a game. Although she did appear as a side character in Ryo and Robert's story mode.
  8. Some of them would think that Art of Fighting 3 killed off the Art of Fighting series for good despite the fact that Art of Fighting is still heavily recognized in some form such as some Art of Fighting characters being involved in The King of Fighters.
  9. Few of the fans would think that Ryo is an American with a Japanese decent despite the fact that he is Japanese. They also assumed it on his page in Wikipedia

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Most fans are actually nice meaning that drama is mostly non-existent. Even though they would go to war with the Capcom fans since we are talking about SNK.
  2. They do have good points about Art of Fighting 3 having poor balance and lack of originality. They also give out good criticism towards the Art of Fighting anime television movie being bad such as badly choreographed fight scenes, bad voice acting, illogical perspectives, etc.
  3. If you're lucky enough, some may like the third game.
  4. At least there is an easy chance that good fanwork would appear. Even though the rare yet strange ones do exist (Ironically enough, Yuri does get plenty of this).