Well, I heard they’ve lots of competition there in the US for MvC2, right? From small towns to large cities, you can find competitors everywhere.
The scene here in Singapore(where I live) is really pathetic, though. The folks here either all play online games like MapleStory, World of WarCraft, or others like CounterStrike or Halo 2. Basically, it’s all RPG or strategy games they do. Sucks, doesn’t it! Our country recently hosted some international Halo 2/WarCraft/Dead or Alive competition for all countries around the world, but no MvC2.
I do go to the arcade sometimes and get challenged by experts, but I stand no chance, cos’ I could never use the joystick properly! Heck, I’ve problems using the joystick to do a proper Hadouken!
What’s your most embarrasing arcade experience, by the way?
Mine was one that happened a few years back. I was using Ryu, Akuma and Rogue and this guy was using Charlie and some other fighters.
The match begin and Charlie immediately dash up to my Ryu and perform combos, launching Ryu up into the air.
Once up, his Charlie use the air-throw as the air-combo-finisher and because Charlie’s air-throw is straight down to the ground and can be OTG, he used a crouching low-kick and the launcher to launch me up into the air and did the air-throw as the finisher.
Once Ryu is slammed onto the ground, he used the crouching low-kick and OTG me into the air and repeated the pattern till my Ryu died. Akuma came out and did some projectiles but got launched into the air by Charlie again and suffered the same infinite combo.
Rogue came out and managed to chip a bit of his life, but suffered the same fate. Darn!
I figured that I could tech-hit out of those air-throws and save my skin, but I forgot during that time! If I could challenge him again on the X-Box/PS 2, I could show him a thing or two.
Anyway, my latest team is Akuma, Rogue and Iceman. The previous one was Rogue, Akuma and Silver Samurai. Before that was Rogue, Cable and Jill. What’s yours?
LOL! VDO’s videos were disappointing! Sorry to say that, but it really gave me lots of insight and tips, though. U see, I was expecting him to use Rogue to do those monster-combos on his rivals, but if you watch all his videos, you’ll notice that he lost way more matches than his opponent!
The other thing I noticed was that his Rogue, even at best, seem to be on the losing end against Storm and Magneto. I mean, there was a few scenes where his Rogue’s rush-down was clearly over-powered by Mag and Storm! Crazy! Now I know what “top-tier” means.
Those matches were really fierce, though. Every second, you see both players calling out assists non-stop till the screen is choke full of characters.
In fact, I’m always very wary when fighting against Mag, Storm and Strider. These 3 have god-like combos and Storm is the most fearsome of all. As for Strider, I’ve seen how a Strider player KO all three of my cousins characters(Spiderman, Sentinal and Strider; my cousin’s quite a good arcade player) in a few minutes.
Hell yeah, 1 strider VS. 3 characters and still get near-perfect life at the end!