Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gallows humor

Magus ended after six hours and I had only unlocked about half of the skills. This did not matter because I had made it through the entire game using the standard attack, a buff and an AOE. The only enemy that every managed to damage me was the final boss. She damn near killed me but only because I had stopped looking at the health bar several hours ago. It was terrible and it was short. It also made laugh.

It was a cruel laughter, as one would laugh at a stranger falling down on some ice, but that made it more fun than the forty five minutes I spent with Titanfall.


My fighting game diet has consisted of Killer Instinct and more Killer Instinct for several months. Hard earned cash money has been put down on UFGT 10 with the sensible goal of going 2-2 in pools instead of 1-2. (No Street Fighter x Tekken this time, just AE 2012 and KI) To do this I will actually need to play AE instead of just talking about it. No problem, right?

It took me about half an hour to get the Killer Instinct out of my hands. Blanka felt uncontrollable, his jump arc was unfamiliar and I was completely unable to sit on down back when appropriate. My Blanka is lame with outbursts of shenanigans but my Thunder is a bully. I need to find a way for them to coexist.

It took pain and many losses but I did remember how to play Street Fighter, reaching rank B for the first time in over two years. The highlight of the evening was taking a game off of a top 100 ranked Bison. He found me again and crushed me, but it was very nice to play three rounds of footsies, spacing, and staring at one another from across the screen.

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