I'm Terrible

Posted by Marino (4696 posts) -

at Street Fighter.  Honestly, I'm not sure why I keep buying fighting games other than Tekken and Mortal Kombat.  I'm just really bad.  For the most part though, I enjoy playing it.  I'm not expecting to be good, nor am I expecting to be able to compete online.  I guess I just like the challenge even though it can get pretty frustrating sometimes.  
 
Anyone else have any games that they really like, but completely suck at?

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#2 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I have sucked at fighter since they came out.  My strategy when I first started them back in the 90s was to spam the opponent with projectile attacks and hope he couldn't get close. 

#3 Posted by Milkman (16788 posts) -

I feel the same way about Street Fighter. I really like it but I'm so bad that I don't know if it's worth buying Super Street Fighter IV.

#4 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Adventure games. I like them but I'm pretty thick so I tend to resort to pixel hunting or using items on everything. I blame King's Quest 6 for that habit.

#5 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1789 posts) -

How can Bret "The Hitman" Hart be bad at anything with the word fighter in it?

#6 Posted by Shadow (4980 posts) -

You just have to devote yourself to getting good.  Trying to get better at this stuff is a commitment.  If you're not up for an extremely steep learning curve, you should stay far, far away from playing these games online.
#7 Posted by Dysnomia (689 posts) -

Same, I don't play Street Fighter anymore because getting your ass kicked by everyone at SF stops being fun after a while...

#8 Posted by Feser (543 posts) -

@Marino:
RTSs. I can't play them. Out of curiousity what is your favorite genre?

#9 Posted by JJOR64 (18990 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" You just have to devote yourself to getting good.  Trying to get better at this stuff is a commitment.  If you're not up for an extremely steep learning curve, you should stay far, far away from playing these games online. "
I have to agree with this.  You can have all the basics down pat and do decent, but if you want to get better, you have to put in some time into it.
 
If you can play with some friends around your skill level, do that.
#10 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Cool story, bro.

#11 Posted by Milkman (16788 posts) -
@Feser said:
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@Marino:
Out of curiousity what is your favorite genre?

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Don't you mean "I want this quest so please reply to this post"?
#12 Posted by Marino (4696 posts) -
@Feser: I don't know for sure.  It's a tough call since I play a little bit of everything.  Just saying "third-person action games" seems so vague at this point.  But I guess that's the best possible answer.  Fable II was my favorite game of 2008.  Uncharted in 2009.  And Mass Effect 2 so far this year.
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#13 Edited by lilbigsupermario (842 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

" @Shadow said:

" You just have to devote yourself to getting good.  Trying to get better at this stuff is a commitment.  If you're not up for an extremely steep learning curve, you should stay far, far away from playing these games online. "
I have to agree with this.  You can have all the basics down pat and do decent, but if you want to get better, you have to put in some time into it.  If you can play with some friends around your skill level, do that. "
I agree with this also, you just need to be patient and devoted to actually challenging yourself to improve and be better at the game.  I suck at SF4 but I just kept challenging the good ones online and I watched videos on how to link combos.  I'm not the best out there, but I got somewhat better than the first time I played SF4 hehe!
 
It's also fun to actually see yourself improve and eventually, you get to beat the crap out of the good ones or at least give them an epic match hehe!
#14 Posted by yakov456 (1908 posts) -

I'm right with you bro, I bought ssf4 knowing I would be getting my ass kicked and I certainly have. But practicing and playing a lot pays off a little bit eventually. If anything, sucking makes that one match out of ten you win even that much better, believe me I know!

#15 Posted by Sarumarine (2238 posts) -

I didn't originally like fighting games until my roommate got me into them. Most of the fun is just getting into the thick of it and screwing around. Sometimes hilarious and/or awesome stuff takes place and that makes it worth it. I bought Super Street Fighter IV so I have the opportunity to make that happen. And if things on Thursday go well that should be great. Of course, there's always the chance of improvement as you play and that's not bad either.

#16 Posted by fragor87 (83 posts) -

I'm definitely in the same boat here.  I first purchased Street Fighter IV and kept getting my butt whooped.  I got so frustrated I swore I would get rid of the game and never think of Street Fighter again.  A few days later I purchased a fight stick LOL!  And here I am getting my butt whooped in SSFIV but totally loving the new MP modes and replays and the new characters (especially Cody).

#17 Posted by Soap (3592 posts) -
@fragor87 said:
" I'm definitely in the same boat here.  I first purchased Street Fighter IV and kept getting my butt whooped.  I got so frustrated I swore I would get rid of the game and never think of Street Fighter again.  A few days later I purchased a fight stick LOL!  And here I am getting my butt whooped in SSFIV but totally loving the new MP modes and replays and the new characters (especially Cody). "
I actually did the same thing, a fighting stick must make me play better right.... right!?
 
well... apparently not.
 
I've got SSFIV atm, but have been to busy and also to pussy to put it in the machine and get my ass handed to me once more.
#18 Posted by Renahzor (991 posts) -

Its all relative!  I still suck terrible at mirror matches, and certain matchups even after a lot of play time.  I don't put in enough time to really "level up" past the next hump, but its fun regardless of not wanting to get "that" into it.  
 
I also suck at most competitive RTS games, except I was decent at company of heroes, I still enjoy them though.  Im not good at FPS games, and tend to avoid them, but I enjoy the ones I do play!  :)

#19 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I want to be the guy who mains Hakan, I really do, but Im sooooo bad.

#20 Posted by DM (77 posts) -

Stealth games I don't got the patience to hide n wait.Got mgs3 and never beat it.

#21 Posted by Cwaff (1260 posts) -

I am terrible at RTS's and fighting games, especially Street Fighter.

#22 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

Join the club . Guile scrubs UNITE !

#23 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Marino said:
" at Street Fighter.  Honestly, I'm not sure why I keep buying fighting games other than Tekken and Mortal Kombat.  I'm just really bad.  For the most part though, I enjoy playing it.  I'm not expecting to be good, nor am I expecting to be able to compete online.  I guess I just like the challenge even though it can get pretty frustrating sometimes.   Anyone else have any games that they really like, but completely suck at? "
Which system? 
#24 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I am with you. I love a lot of fighting games but I can not play online without getting owned so incredibly hard. I'm the same way with most RTS's

#25 Posted by 617_jbug (345 posts) -

I have no patience for stealth games.

#26 Posted by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -

I'm much better at SNK fighting games than I am at Capcom fighting games. It's a bit odd.
#27 Posted by Coleslaw893 (409 posts) -

I really like fighting games, but I suck at pretty much all of them...
 
I also tend to suck at Splinter Cell and Halo multiplayer.

#28 Posted by Necrotrophic (261 posts) -

you dont really have to work very hard to win at Street Fighter, at least in the bottom when you first start out. Just learn what zoning means, and in 5 minutes you will be able to beat a lot of the people at the bottom of ranked mode. as you get tougher competition youll naturally pick up on other things.

#29 Posted by masterpaperlink (1842 posts) -

of course you are, you just started

#30 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I bought BlazBlue at $60, played through Arcade with every character. Played Online exactly 5 times. 
 
I no longer own BlazBlue. 
 
That is not the only example.
#31 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

I'm bad at fighting games in general, which is pretty much the only reason I skipped over Street Fighter IV.  Since watching TNT on Thursday night, I've been having to violently resist the powerful urge to buy it.  The forty dollar price tag beckons me to spend money I don't have on a game I'll play for a half-hour before getting pissed and cramming it onto my shelf for the rest of time.

#32 Posted by Jasonofindy (258 posts) -

I loved Street Fighter 2 in the arcade and I enjoyed watching the TNT.  However, I have so far been able to resist the urge to buy the game because so far it seems that nobody has anything good to say about the matchmaking.  If the game had a decent skill-based matchmaking system, I'd take the plunge.  Over the past six or seven years I've played Halo 2 or 3 online about ten times total.  (Usually with months or even a year or two in between sessions.)  However, those sessions have still been great fun because the matchmaking works really, really well.  Every now and then it is clear that there is a player in the match that has somehow deleveled or is a vet playing with a new tag, but for the most part the games are full of people of very similar skill level and end up being fun even if it isn't my favorite game.   If street fighter 4 could do half as good of job at matching me with similarly skilled players then I'd be all over it.   

#33 Posted by nail1080 (1975 posts) -
@Marino said:
  I guess I just like the challenge even though it can get pretty frustrating sometimes.   Anyone else have any games that they really like, but completely suck at? "
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#34 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I'm exactly like you.  I LOVE the concept of Street Fighter, but I have no one to compete with IRL, and playing online I just get murdered, so I can't get better and it's too rage inducing to play more than 30 minutes or an hour.
 
Edit:  RTSs as well.  I love the concept, and love to play them, but I always get murdered.  Though I have gotten alright at the SC2 beta and plan on buying the full game.

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