What game are you best at?

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  1. NegFactor

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    Just like the topic says. What do you feel is the game you have the most intimate knowledge with? The best understanding? Sheer domination of opponents in said game (if it's multiplayer)? Tell us how good you are/were.

    For me, it's Marvel vs. Capcom 2. I definitely can say I put thousands of hours into that game and had reached at least semi-pro competency while it was still a thing. I think my crowning achievements would be one match where I won with only U, UR, R, DR working on the control stick and LK on the buttons using Ryu, Shuma-Gorath, and some third (Spider-man, maybe?)...and a game I played for fun against someone where I took Sentinel/Hulk/Juggernaut and won by turning around and playing with my hands behind my back -- I could look behind me, but I couldn't change hands or turn around. I don't think I could ever do stuff that crazy anymore (at least the hands-behind-the-back thing), but those were some fun times.
     
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  2. Master_Craig

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    Good idea.

    There's a few multiplayer games that I used to honestly dominate in. Nowadays, if I play said games, I remember the mechanics and how I used to play, but it's rusty, so I will not be as good as I used to be. Pardon me, but this will probably be a "TL;DR" post.

    The first game was Super Smash Bros. Melee, which transitioned into Brawl and then the Wii U/3Ds version. Melee was our second Game Cube game. My older brother and I used to play all the time, and then eventually I met another fella at school (who remains one of my closest friends to date) and he and I used to play Melee all the time together as well, so I was always playing against two very skilled opponents. Eventually, I started to play online with Smash. Brawl, and for the most part, usually destroyed most opponents. I often played as Link, who is considered one of the worst fighters in the game, but somehow I made it work. I was really good at timing attacks, utilizing Link's long range attacks to distract the enemy and cause minor damage, and I could block a lot of attacks with his shield, without actually blocking. I could also time landings, so if I got sent into a wall, I would always press block at the right time to stop myself from further bouncing.

    When the Wii U and 3Ds version of Smash Bros. came out, that's when I discovered that I was clearly not as good as I used to be, because A - I hadn't played Super Smash in a long time, and B - I didn't play this incarnation of Smash very often. I played online and would quite often get destroyed by foreign players (particularly the Japanese), and I was always getting stomped by characters that I thought would be embarrassing to lose against, e.g. Yoshi and the Villager, but they're actually quite good if you know how to use them. I also entered a local eSports tournament where I live and played Smash Bros. I lost against my first fight, to this teenager who absolutely mauled me as Mewtwo. That said kid went on to beat my two friends (who are incredibly good as well) and win the tournament, which had over thirty players.

    My previous best game would probably have been Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy online. Despite the fact I was a dial up user, I learned to predict players' attacks and movements before they even did their attacks. I would mislead players and make them go where I want to go, or make them do what I want to do. Sometimes, it involved taking risks, but nine times out of ten, said risks paid off. I used a single bladed lightsaber and was good at the third, heavy form. I absolutely loved the "DFA" (death from above) attack. Sometimes, I would switch to the first, light style and make use of the uppercut. A lot of players accused me of cheating, hacking etc.

    I played way too many games when I was a teenager. More then I ever did in my adult life.
     
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  3. NegFactor

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    I'd win a lot of games of Smash, but mostly because I was really good at turtling and fleeing and waiting on opportunities instead of engaging players directly. I will say that I was pretty damn good with Lucas, but if I wanted a sure win, I turtled Samus all day. I'm a bad Smash player and I understand that I am a bad person when I turtle. :p
     
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    I'm a platforming FIEND! Just grew up with them.

    I got Crash Bandicoot triology - completed the first in a weekend (100% all gold relics etc).
    My friend took 6 months to do his!

    But, my insane weaknesses are football (soccer) games, and FPS games. I massively suck at those.
     
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  5. NegFactor

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    I'm pretty mediocre at FPS games. Straight-up bad at sports games.
     
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  6. Master_Craig

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    I'm bad at most sports games too. I'm also bad at real time strategy games.

    I'm okay at FPS, but it depends on the game. I used to be good at CoD (Modern Warfare 2 and 3) but that's about it.
     
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    I was passable at Overwatch and one of the CODs...can't remember which one. That's about how much I cared about it. :p Never been big on RTS, either. Tried a MOBA once. ONCE.
     
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    Halo 3 was probably the FPS I was best at.
    I would play 6 hours a day at uni for 3 years, and the skills I amassed just about made me mid-table in most matches! Says it all!
     
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