I know the last thread was locked for good reason, and I fully understand that. A little money wasted makes no difference in being able to understand a game that I'd likely not be able to read until 10 years or so down the road, but I was looking at the Wiki for Melty Blood.
An expansion to the original game, featuring an 'Arcade Mode' whose storyline takes place after the original Melty Blood <---this was stated on Melty Blood: ReAct
It sounds pretty obvious but I wish to clarify whatever the case: Does that mean there's a different storyline per game? I'm curious to know how much effort I should put into getting ReAct given my concern is more on plot (I'm not the fondest in regards to fighters since I favor two character normally play-wise---them being Tohno Shiki and Nero thus far)
On another slight note, are the nekomimis on Kohaku something akin to the neko Arc? I haven't played through Kohaku's route in Tsukihime yet since that's the only one I have left. So it may just be a stupid question.
...and one final thing: Can special moves be performed without a joystick? The manual file had them looking kinda sideways.