Gamer Kryptonite: Fighters
With the recent release of King of Fighters XIII and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I got to thinking about how badly I get owned whenever I sit to play fighters. I don’t get them. Fighters are my kryptonite, and just as every super hero has their “kryptonite” every gamer has a weakness when it comes to gaming.
Ever since I began holding a controller, I have always had a weakness when it comes to fighters. No matter how many hours I spent memorizing Ryu’s hadoukens or Guile’s Sonic Booms, Dhalsim would relentlessly b*#$% slap me from across the room. This activity continues today, but instead of Dhalsim, it’s my non-fire breathing wife. That’s right, my non-gamer wife owns me when we play Marvel vs. Capcom. Her fingers nearly bleed from the mashing, but her mashing skills are unrivaled. I really don’t mind though because it gets her to play. I slapped the PS3 controller in her hand to play Portal 2 coop once, and, well, I think this video explains it best.
So what’s your gamer kryptonite? Is there an element in gaming that you have a weakness to? Do platformers send you falling to your doom? Do puzzle games put holes in your drywall? Let us know in the comments.
-by Clint Kingsley