It seems being in your late 20’s+ here puts you in the latter end of the spectrum in terms of average age. How do people of this age feel about playing fighting games?
Do you worry about a drop in your physical reactions? Have you noticed any changes as you got older?
Having a look at a few studies it seems reaction times are actually on the increase to the age of 30 and don’t show much decline until the age of 40 so this may be a bit premature. Plus what reduction there was was very minimal (I think it was equivalent to a 1f difference between a teen and a 40 something, I beleive they even start to increase again in your 50’s)
I know Daigo is 29 (same age as myself) and he has spoke in various interviews about his fear of losing his reactions.
Me personally, I’m starting to feel the more I play fighting games and the better I get, reaction time gets less and less important as I’m influencing and reading my opponent better and relying less on pure twitch reactions. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least somewhat concerned about the decline of one’s reaction speed.
So, how old are you guys and what are your thoughts?