More gamer ranting ahead, for those of you who care not about my hobbyist joy.
I’ve been REALLY digging CvS2 online. Played it for hours. What I love is that it’s the perfect pick-up, put-down game — do 15 minure here and there, take breaks, very casual. Not like PSO where I gotta sit my ass down for 2-3 hours to get in a good run. And even if I generally suck at the game, it’s fun, and each win I do manage to pull out — particularly when I finally figure out some guy’s offense and find a counter to it — is sweet, sweet, sweet.
The only drawback, I suppose, would be if my crappy rank and win record made people shy away from playing against me or only attracted people seeking cheap wins. So far, that hasn’t been the case, and most everybody’s either been cordial or silent and cheap. (Which beats obnoxious and cheap.) Keeps me interested when I find a few folks who I can go even-steven against, or at least get a win now and then, and they don’t seem to mind me losing and even encourage me. Awwwww. Sweet.
Just for more useless trivia, I tend to play…
MAKI – Recolored with dark skin and blone hair and renamed to Mihoshi. Fun. She can really confuse people, since she’s got dashes back and forward, each with a variety of jump-across-the-screen-and-suplex-you type finishes to the dash. I can’t combo worth crap with her but I can dodge and duck and weave with the best of ’em, and her throws aren’t shabby.
HAOHMARU – Mr. One Hit Killer, the perfect guy for combo deficient scrubs, given that as long as you’re defensive and time your moves you can nail someone hard while they’re zipping all over the place. You just need to wait for a mistake on their behalf, which can happen. Plus he has his swinging overhead slam, which does massive block damage and is perfect for finishing off a good opponent in a cheap manner.
SAKURA – Gotta go with the classics. I’m not as good with her, but I can sneak in hits now and then. I tend to do unnessecary moves when at a distance, like spin kicks and fireballs, I gotta get out of that habit. I colored her in a black fuku and named her Himei. :)
DAN – What can I say? Dan is the man. He gets squashed immediately but he’s fun. I wish the S-Type controller had the taunt button in a better place though, I can’t roll and taunt very easily.
Finally, scope out the forum avatar I made for shoryuken.com…