C’mon, we’re only human. Any given person may avoid sidewalk cracks, chew pencil erasers when they’re nervous, or move their leg back and forth for a few minutes before falling asleep. We all have silly, unnecessary, mostly harmless tics or habits. So it makes sense that this translates to the game world. What are yours on STHD?
Here’s some of mine:
This one’s actually pretty hazardous. Ever since I first learned the DP back when I have this fantasy in my mind that every character has an anti-air attack using the exact same motion. When I start paying more attention to what the other guy’s doing instead of what I could be, my thumb flys on that stick/dpad/what have you and I eat it after I realize Honda/Balrog/Fei doesn’t do anything in response.
I can’t look at combos while I’m doing them. This hearkens back to my young mortal kombat years. When I try to connect it based on what’s happening on the screen, I mess up, half the time easy. And so, since successful combos can be so devastating, I’ve come up with a simple solution: After the first hit lands, I close my eyes. When it finishes, or I know i messed up, I open them again. The sounds and the rhythm are much easier to chain off of for me. My friends think I’m showing off, but it’s really just a crutch.
SF and working out have gone hand in hand for me. There’s a gym right behind my house, and maybe it’s the fighting onscreen, but more likely it’s the frustrations of Xbox live. I end most every session with an hour of lifting and running.