Kilvakar wrote:Does Soul Calibur count? If so, then yes, I play fighting games!
of course it does.
Ace33Wing wrote:Some concepts are very similar between the games like occupying space for a certain time frame,punishing opponents for choosing a certain option, recovery, minimizing damage done by your opponent when you're put in a bad situation, etc...
I think the fighting game genre is one of the most complex and dynamic video game genres.
yep.. fighting games, when played seriously, demand a lot in terms of:
strategy, as learning the game plan of the character one uses and the matchup against other characters helps in formulating how to approach matches on a meta level;
tactics, as one needs to be able to use the tools he is presented with to adapt with whatever situation in a short amount of time;
reading the opponent, because there is a counter tactic for every move done;
hand dexterity, which is perhaps what this genre demands more of than any others because the ability to input button combinations on moment's notice to pull off combos along with remembering them as muscle memory, each timing has to be precise to a certain extent;
patience, when playing defensively
willpower and resolve, as the above won't work well if you can't keep calm..
and each game title (barring their sequels), play differently..