Fighting Game Month 2019

Fighting Game Month 2019

This post is (5/31) of the Blaugust 2019 event! You can find out more about Blaugust over at Belghast’s blog. I (Chestnut) created a Twitter list of all participants. UltrViolet created an OPML file of all the bloggers to import into your feed reader.


Herds Be Fighting

I’ve never been a big fan of fighting games. I’ll play brawlers like Smash Bros if it’s with the right people and I’m in the right zone. Otherwise, I much prefer to watch folks play fighters. That thinking changed, slightly, the day I saw the game Them’s Fightin’ Herds suggested in Steam.

My first thought was, “WHAT!? A MLP fighting game?! YES!” While it is not branded My Little Pony (nor related to Hasbro in any way), the art is created by Lauren Faust, creator of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. So I’d still say it has a lot going for it. But it’s been sitting in my wishlist for far too long. I’ve been afraid to bite the bullet because, well, I typically don’t enjoy fighting games, despite this one looking so cute and cuddly.


But, lo and behold, the Community Game-Along theme this month is… FIGHTING GAMES! For those who don’t know the Community Game-Along, it is something that the Chic Pixel blog puts together yearly. She comes up with a game theme for each month, and shares them with everyone just before the new year starts!

I first discovered the Community Game-Along back in early 2016, where the theme was Dating Sim month! I had just gotten into otomes/dating sims for the first time (having played Hatoful Boyfriend as my first ever dating sim in August 2015), so I knew I had to check it out and join in. And I’ve intermittently participated since then!

I figure this is a good time to pick up Them’s Fightin’ Herds, and see if it floats my boat. Maybe I’ll even add it in to my streaming rotation for the month. I also hope to see more folks participating in the Community Game-Along this year and in years to come!

2 thoughts on “Fighting Game Month 2019

  1. I didn’t know about this Community Game-Along! That is pretty cool! 😀

    Unfortunately like you I am also not much a fan of fighting games. I mean, they are cool and all to see other people playing it. But myself? I am terrible at them and at best I can win against the computer just by mashing buttons which isn’t very satisfying.

    On the other hand the Street Fighter V’s free weekends are almost winning me over. So I might eventually buy it. 🙂

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy Them’s Fightin’ Herds! 🙂

    1. I’m surprised that it hasn’t made the crossover to the Blaugust/NBI folks before now, to be honest!

      Hey, enjoying the free weekends aren’t a bad thing! Sometimes there just happens to be that one game in a niche that isn’t your thing that drags you in. Maybe it’s SFV for you!

      I’ll be posting some thoughts about the game at the end of the month. I hope I enjoy it as much as I’m expecting to!

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