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Street Fighter V was free last month. I loaded it up for the first time, played 4 matches and now my forearms are on fire... yeah I'm too old for this.
The whole thing is so complex now. You have the traditional weak to strong punches and kicks. and now there is these V-moves, and throws, counter throws. The timing is way more precise because the jumps feel so short. I really didn't enjoy it. I still like games like Smash Bros because of its simplicity in move sets but depth because of it. But I guess just moving two sticks around and mashing shoulder buttons atrophied my gaming muscles from the SNES/Genesis days. I use to have a callus on my thumb from fighting games.
Competitive gaming really sucked the fun out of the fighting genre for me... much like it has the FPS scene.
I loved street fighter 2 back in the day. I had that callus to. if street fighter V sounds overly complex like Injustice. My hands aren't what they used to be and my controller is 5 years old and sucks. competitive gamers can have the genre I guess.. onto one of my other 200 games in my back log.
I do like smash bros but last one if those I played was on gamecube. I bet the more recent one costs a thousand dollars to buy all the characters via DLC. That in itself sucks the fun out of all the fighting games to.