Let me start by saying, this is one of my all time favorite fighting games.
Melty blood has been around on the PC for a long time, but this article is specifically about the last edition to be released.Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, or MBAACC features a character cast of 30 characters, with 3 styles referred to as moons on every single one of them. Giving you a total of 90 different play styles and tools to start your own style of play from. Not to mention there is a crap ton of color palettes to choose from for each character.
Regardless of which moon you pick, you get air dash(forward or back), hyper jumps, or a double jump if you don’t air dash. A counter hit in the air, means you can not tech until you hit the floor. This means air footsies are VERY important, which I love. The game also has decent net-play, not the best but it’s perfectly playable.
The moons have a general style for them, but this formula is not true for everyone.
Crescent Moon– This is the classic melty blood style. Your moves can be cancelled in any order, once per combo (C->A->B)
Half Moon– This style caters more towards Guilty Gear players. The combos are usually a bit unique in this mode using special attacks for loops and what not.
Full Moon– This style is geared toward the Third Strike or Street Fighter players. The combos are often simpler, but still do good damage. However the chain pressure can’t go too far without using frame traps, as many of the moves in Full moon become safer on block.
This game is a true poverty game since inception, but it has come a long way since then. You can still find a free download of the game out there, however it has been released on steam finally. You can get a discounted Steam key over on Kinguin.