Monday, August 30, 2010
Here Comes a New Challenger
Allow me to recount a personal story about street fighter players in the most unlikely places. Yesterday, I came into work, only to see the security guard at the front desk playing PSP. I noticed that the game he was playing didn't look like your typical Madden or SOCOM. It turned out to be Ys 7. I asked if he had any other games. His first response was "Street Fighter." When I told him I had it as well he said, "I challenge you!"
Later that day, we did have a showdown. Not only was he willing to play, he was willing to play random select. And his preferred mode was team battle. Playing with three random characters was fun, and he was competent with all of them!
I had a lot of trouble executing on pad and lost most of the matches. It got even worse when we stopped selecting randomly, and he started shamelessly using Shin Akuma. I was surprised how good he was with T. Hawk and even Ingrid! He did things with Ingrid that I didn't even know were possible. This guy totally knew his stuff, which I really appreciated.
There are dedicated street fighter players everywhere; don't discount anybody. As for me, I'll be practicing on PSP pad so I'm ready the next time I'm challenged.