[media=youtube]huLJB0r-HXc[/media]So i read an article on today’s yahoo page about the 25th Birthday of Street Fighter. One of the comments below stated that A guy assuming around the age of 25-30 beats his younger nephew in Street Fighter, his nephew asks him how does he know all these moves he says he’s been playing before he was born. I thought this was funny because the upcoming generation of FGC maybe or wont really stand a chance against people who grew up in the late 80’s early 90’s playing SF or Marvel just because of knowledge of depth and playing experience, and it problably may be the reason why new fgc players wont play or enter tourny’s because some 30 year old man or a Female Cougar may serve up an old fashion ass whooping, whats even more intriguing is because EVO is becoming bigger each year and Figting Game software is getting better except (SF XTK) nobody over the ages 25 is retiring no time soon especially someone like Daigo. Sorry kids.
one random dude woopin on his nephew doesn’t really mean shit. the #1 ranked chess player in the world is 21 and chess has been around a lot longer than SF. don’t rest on your laurels homie
The name’s Chappelle…
I understand why you may think that’s the case, but it’s not. Plenty of guys who grew up playing fighting games in the 90s were NOT all top players. Although experience does play a huge role in how well you’re able to pick up modern fighting games, it’s not the end-all for deciding who will be a good player. It’s a combination of how dedicated you are to learning your game, combined with natural genetic ability, that determines who will rise above the rest. You forget that reflexes and reaction times only decrease the older you get, plus you have less time to dedicate to video games, so the young blood have an advantage in that regard.
New FGC players won’t enter or play in tourneys because they’re scared or easily discouraged. Being a competitive player is not an easy thing to do, and you have to be extremely self-motivated and driven to improve. The vast majority of people who are into fighting games are only into playing it at a casual level with their friends or online. They do it to have fun. But the better you get, the harder it is to consistently land wins, and that’s when you’ll have to put in the WORK to really study, analyze, and strategize to improve your skill set.
That’s chess not Street Fighter, you comparing apples and oranges.
you’re right. there’s even less reason for old players to be able to dominate in SF because new iterations come out every couple years. at least chess always stays the same, but the youngins still win