Spend any amount of time in the fighting game community and you’ll find that folks will play just about anything competitively. If it pits two players against one another in an esoteric test of skill, there’s a good chance that someone will have a setup for it at a major fighting game tournament, even (and sometimes especially) if it skews from genre norms. Even so, when one looks at Def Jam: Fight for NY, the phrase “competitively viable” doesn’t immediately come to mind. But when put in the hands of a small but dedicated community, this competent wrestling game becomes a legitimate competitive experience.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/yw8jnx/snoop-dogg-is-banned-community-that-reinvented-def-jam-fight-for-ny