Why do people like Fighting games? like Killer instinct.

#1NCPwnPosted 4/10/2014 2:38:59 PM
Most of the time, I watch people play and they smash their meat hands on the controller or "modded" controller and hope for the best. Usually they spout one word expletives or incoherent grunt noises whilst playing.

So I've played a few, but I don't find any fun in that genre. What about fighting games attracts you to the genre. Is it this random smashing? or can someone actually tell me there is skill involved.
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#2WinnsockPosted 4/10/2014 2:50:19 PM
There's honestly probably more skill involved than most other genres. Casuals mash or only have a minor understanding of the games. I consider myself a casual. Fighting games are so complex and require so much knowledge of the game and muscle memory that most people can never truly be good at them.
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#3BlueJester007Posted 4/10/2014 2:57:27 PM
Winnsock posted...
Fighting games are so complex and require so much knowledge of the game and muscle memory that most people can never truly be good at them.


Which is why I am not a fan of them. Don't have the time or energy to memorize that kind of s***.
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#4SwiftXZPosted 4/10/2014 2:58:43 PM
Fighting games can be fun, and can require skill, oh and people love teabagging to show dominance and maturity.
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#5NCPwn(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2014 3:04:51 PM
The last fighting game that was fun was Clayfighters 63 1/3
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#6SwiftXZPosted 4/10/2014 3:06:37 PM
For me the last great fighting game was SSBM. Too bad it'll probably never achieve that level of greatness again, so oh well.
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#7Combo626Posted 4/10/2014 3:11:23 PM
Are you seriously questioning why people like something you don't?
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#82ndAtomiskPosted 4/10/2014 3:12:42 PM
The higher level play. The strategies that people use, the quick adapting, the mind games, the set ups, the high execution, etc. Then there's the unique casts they have. How many games let you play as a doctor wearing a snazzy suit and a paper bag over their head with attacks that include sprouting flowers, tossing smaller versions of yourself, or the occasional nuclear explosion? Heck. Even characters with similar abilities can play completely differently and that's just awesome. Jin Kisaragi and Sub-Zero are both ice specialists, but are completely different.

If you stop watching mashers play and go watch people like Fuudo, Kaqn, Speedkicks, Xcalibur Bladez, Sodam, or any other number of players who are really good and you may get a bit more appreciation. I know I get the urge to play some Tekken Tag 2 whenever I see Only Practice's Lars/Nina team.
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#9NCPwn(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2014 3:12:51 PM
Combo626 posted...
Are you seriously questioning why people like something you don't?


Yes, because I don't understand why. It would be like me asking why do people steal from others. It's bad and something you shouldn't do, but people do it. why?
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#10DarkHolesPosted 4/10/2014 3:13:50 PM
1. Anyone who uses a modded controller for ki would recieve 0 benefit
2. Ki takes a lot of skill to win, if your button mashing you're bad not the game, ki is probably the most technical game out
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