|I hate studying :/|
So with all of this happening right now, I decide to... play games! I turn out to get really distracted when I try and study and try and do other things like play games (or write blog posts loolol) So yea, procrastination aside, there hasn't been much going on aside from that. I have pretty much finished my essay about games in Japan and such though I have to say, it's really really unorganized. Also has shitty transitions but I don't care enough to fix it. On the other hand, I found fighting games really fun to write about so I wrote a lot more than I planned to which is nice.
So a couple days ago, UltraDavid wrote an article talking about fighting games, their past and their eventual future in what we can become.
It's over here. It's really really long, but it's definitely a good read.
|Why can't we get|
Many things in Smash have very similar concepts to how they work in traditional fighting games. There are footsies in Smash, but similarly to some games like Melty Blood, much of it is fought in the air. You need to keep in mind the movement options that your opponent has, what kind of aerials they can do as they come down to hit you and the answers that you have to deal with this. Smash involves using your movement options in order to put yourself in a favorable position. Even after someone gets hit, the same concepts in fighting games carry over. You can do a combo which allows you to do alot of damage to them, cause a reset and based on how your opponent may tech, allow you to pick up another combo, or get punished for trying to reset by losing your damage opportunity.
Many of the same mechanics in the game work very similarly, but I feel the community is in a way similar. They get hype over games, just like the fighting game scene. They're trying to stream their tournaments so that they can reach a larger audience, and commentate their matches accordingly. Many of their goals coincide with ours in that they want to expand their community and continue growing just like the fighting game community through many similar means.
|IT'S TEHSPAMERER. HE TIMED OUT|
VIDJO ON POKE FLOATS
|Hopefully I can go :/|