Have any of you ever been a witnessed to this kind of thing? I would like to know if any of you have introduced someone to the fighting genre and has this person become a threat or surpassed you? I take to most fighting games like a fish to water. I however can’t play dat madden to save my life or any non arcade style sports game for that matter. Sometimes you have these friends that have no interest in fighting games because they believe that they are to difficult to pick up. I feel this way about sports games, they are way to complicated IMO.
Many years ago, I had a cousin and we started teaching him how to play SSF2T. I mean, he already knew how to play, but his game was stuck at like this low level place in his play style. He was just playing for fun but soon he wanted to win. That’s to be expected right. So we taught him about 2 in ones, cross ups, buffering and various other things. This raised his game exponentially amongst his peers who weren’t able to get this type of experiece because of the small town area that my cousin was from.
So, a few years go buy and I haven’t kept in the best contact with my cousin to see what’s been going on with him in general. He has since moved to Houston. We are all in town doing the family get together holiday thing and he’s come back as some sort of monster. Has he surpassed my friends and I, not quite. But I’ll be damned if he’s not a beast now. It seems like after we taught him a few things, he began to dig deeper and learned more about frame rates and different quirks in the different fighting game engines. We don’t have to let him win any more, he’s good now. I don’t think it’ll be long before he’s better than my friends and I mostly because we’ve been slacking. I know this isn’t an overnight success story, but I haven’t had the opportunity to experience one of those yet. So what say you?