…it’s so god damn infuriating to play arcade fighting games on an arcade joystick/button layout.
My roomate has a mini-cab he uses to play a lot of arcade games he gets every now and again. Just today he recieved a copy of the sequal to “Rival Schools.” I watched, it looks fun as hell. I play, it was fun… until I tried to do special moves.
Then I remembered why I don’t play fighting games on joysticks: It’s FUCKING fusturating!
I was almost to a point screaming at the board to “THROW A FUCKING FIREBALL, GOD DAMN, YOU’RE THE FUCKING RYU OF THE GAME, SURELY YOU HAVE A FUCKING FIREBALL!” To a point. (For the record, Batsu)
Instead, my character jumped up and down over and over while I was trying to input QuarterCircleFoward. 236. Not that hard, except the Joystick, MR. Joystick, decides today would be a wonderful day to be a Tigger, because being a Tigger is a wonderful thing, and makes my character, in this and every 2D or 3D fighter’s case, jump around like a Nancy-ass.
In the end, I did not receive my fireball. The joystick Express-mailed me a Shoryuken-style uppercut instead. 623. No, waiter, I did not order the shit soup and the cunt fillet sandwich, please send it back, I would like to talk with your manager.
Is there some TRICK to using a joystick correctly? Did I completely miss out on some key-el-facto lesson in gaming in my youth? Will I ever get my fireball?
Or will I have to resort to using my face for violence?