Irealize that Neo Geo is a hot topic these days.... Too bad rom beggers have soiled the reputation of such a well designed and successful (by sheer number of games) game engine/system.
Another hot topic: FIGHTING GAMES
It is my opinion that the Neo Geo's inventive, high quality, fighters have been the saving grace of arcade fighting games, elevating fighters to a respectable genre. The flashier fighters, (2D or 3D fighters with more gimmic and sloppier game play) seem to be MORE responsible for the demise of the Arcade. (if you buy into that "what caused the death of arcades" argument at all) At any rate, give a fighter like kizuna's Encounter (a sleeper hit IMHO) a fair try, compare it to other fighters of it's day, and formulate an opinion for yourself.
Lastly, IT'S OK TO LIKE NEO GEO!
Slanted View Point? Any thoughts?