I’ve been playing fighting games ever since I can remember, but never was that good. There were some remarkable moments during my fighter life, although engaging high-level players was usually a bad experience.
Nowadays I’m trying to play both Tekken 7 and SFV. So far the experience has been disastrous. Despite being able to learn game mechanics and everything necessary to play, my mind tends to go blank when I play against other people and I end up making stupid mistakes and create habits that end up getting me defeated most of the time.
I’ve come to the conclusion that my problem is psychological since I have no problem learning stuff; it’s the application of it against others that I’m having trouble with.
I have schizoaffective disorder (some of the symptoms are disorganized thinking, manic behavior and depression), and that may be contributing to my problem. Unfortunately, psychological therapy has never done much good for me and prescription drugs from psychiatrists made my game even worse.
Does anyone else have a similar problem? How did you manage to get over it?