Oh. Yea. I went there. lol
So another chapter of Soul Calibur comes out, and my life once again - turns to acknowledge it...
...by dropping all my friends!@# MUAHAHAH!@#
Seriously, it's been real fun getting into Soul Calibur IV over the last few days. Playing online has definitely made me feel bad for the professional DOA players I know, and well frankly, anyone other than a FPS freak that wants to do anything online.
Twitch - is out. LAG LAG LAG LAG HIT! Is in.
Seriously. The ranking on XBL is 1-5 on internet connection - playing anyone below 4 is like saying "Yes - I DO want to eat ALL the lows, and unblockables - please." I've lost 7 games out of the over 60+ ranked games I have played - try and guess how many was due to lag...
I basically settle into strings - hopping they'll hit, and no lows or unblockables will follow - because GOD FORBID I need to do something that requires reflexes - that ain't happenin' even over BROADBAND. People never understood why I said you can't put SC online - now they will, oh yes, they will...
MY HATE FOR STAR WARS? Subsides. Yea, it could be the calm before the storm that is Starkiller proving broken, but quite frankly the joy of flattening any Yoda player that DARES think he'll pull anything off on me is quite mellowing. Sure - you can't THROW HIM. Sure - you can't HIT HIM WITH HIGHS - unless he's jumping. But hey - he's almost ALWAYS jumping. And I just treat him like a minature Voldo - MID MID MID DEAD.
After hitting an average of 40 wins to 5 losses? I've seen at least 10 players *run from me*. Most have already faced me. Some simply are afraid of stats I guess. Meh.
Oh - and for ANYONE that DARES try and tell me the romances of online play - let me explain that ANY medium that allows consecutive kicks to land - simply because your lagging to bad to EVADE THEM?!@ Bite me.
Soul Calibur as a game however? Is pretty fun. Some call it SC3 AE 1.5 - but to be frank, they can die. Most of the characters have changed, Taki and Astaroth seem to have been nurfed the most, with Xianghua following behind them, but I couldn't be happier. FINALLY - I'll have my main character again - free of the constant "well you just play X" comments. Finally, I can play her and own and be credited with it being a VALUE - vs a simple tier based win. Sigh, what a wonderful world it is...
...except that I have to deal with Cervantes, Yoshi, LIZARD-YOUCANTHITME-MAN, and a few others. It's all good though, because I'll pick up a few other characters, and tier whore against those that diserve ;)
The fully customizing is kinda annoying, and fun at the same time. Ivy dressed as Amy? Scary.
Oh. Yea. ARMOR BREAK. Xianghua's 2p literally leaves her in stalkings, guantlets, and *that's just about it.* I get so frustrated that they just NUDED my character that I lose games - or at least the first one the first time it happened lol. However the incouragement to NOT turtle means pressure is even more rewarded - this is my version even if my character is nerfed, she's got what it takes to pressure till your gauge flashes - and it's fight or die muaha. (Block too much - gem turns red, your lifebar flashes, and a few more blocked hits later your open to a 'critical finish' - full bar or not. lol)
More agressive. My character wasn't chosen because she's top tier. It's like SC1 all over again. Only time will tell if tech and exploits will ruin that or not.
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