What's your gaming blindspot ?


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JimJam
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Try as I might, I'm absolutely hopeless at RTS games. I seem to have a blind spot for thinking ahead a few moves and anticipating strategy.

What genres do YOU suck at ?
#1 at 08:26:15 - 16/11/2007
Trip SkyWay
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I'm pretty bad at 1 v 1 fighters. The highlight of my time with DOA4 was getting up to B- grade for three matches, before getting smacked back down again. I'm the proud owner of some of those 0 point achievements for going to D rank.
#2 at 08:53:37 - 16/11/2007
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I'm similar to JimJam, with turn based/RTS games taking me down. Which is a shame, because I so wanted to get into Advance Wars DS. I just can't get my head around planning for what I need to build or where to move and end up hopelessly outnumbered.
#3 at 09:36:55 - 16/11/2007
peej
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Has to be RPGs I'm afraid. With the exception of Fallout I've just purely NEVER got on with any of 'em and get really bored really quickly with 'em if they tend to go on, and on, and on.

Shame really - I used to absolutely love Fallout, and though it's not strictly an RPG I also used to love Dungeon Master on the ST but everything modern or slightly japolicious just turns me off.

Peej
#4 at 09:41:38 - 16/11/2007
Trip SkyWay
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RTS games can be damn tricky, the juggling of different units and resource management one of my favourites.

Turn based though is right up my street.
#5 at 09:42:32 - 16/11/2007
ThreeOutsideDown
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rhythm action games.

parappa, space channel 5 and the rest sit unused and unloved on the shelf taunting me with their later stages that iŽll never see.

about the only one i did manage to get along with was the donkey kong bongo game on the cube.

/cries

#6 at 09:49:51 - 16/11/2007
billdoor
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Anything that requires me to memorise multiple button press combinations.

Maybe 10 years ago I could do it (I learnt a lot of the 10 hit combos in Tekken 2) but as a 30 something I don't have the concentration or memory for it :(
#7 at 10:08:42 - 16/11/2007
peej
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/same

Particularly when they don't work in a predictable fashion. I hate most of the fighters where it tells you to hit a button combo then LIES LIES LIES about what should happen once it's hit.

Peej
#8 at 10:53:21 - 16/11/2007
Harry
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Beat'em ups. I do enjoy playing them, but I am terrible.

Not so great at rhythm games either. I find Guitar Hero much harder than playing the songs for real.
#9 at 10:54:39 - 16/11/2007
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RTS every time. And any game that tries to make me do two more than one thing at a time.
#10 at 11:04:36 - 16/11/2007
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When it comes to JRPGs I have ADHD, I dont know if I hate the games and thus I'm shite OR if I'm shite so I hate the game but either way they are the debils own!
#11 at 11:14:34 - 16/11/2007
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ThreeOutsideDown said:rhythm action games.

parappa, space channel 5 and the rest sit unused and unloved on the shelf taunting me with their later stages that iŽll never see.

about the only one i did manage to get along with was the donkey kong bongo game on the cube.

/cries



+1 (including the fact that donkey konga is the only one I can even vaguely do)

I would love to enjoy games like guitar hero like others do but get stuck on the easy stages that even small children can beat with little difficulty.

Not that great at RTS games but mainly because I get bored and give up when they get difficult unless they are a really great game like starcraft. They always seem a bit too much like work rather than play to me.
#12 at 11:32:15 - 16/11/2007
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Any kind of competitive Tetris/Bust-a-Move type game. I just seem to get my arse handed o me every time. :(
#13 at 12:32:59 - 16/11/2007
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2D fighters for me, which is a shame as I love them.

I've got a little better at FPSs since I actually started playing them (actually, scratch that, I've got a little better at Halo since I started playing it) which used to be my default answer to this question.
#14 at 13:44:37 - 16/11/2007
Salaman
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RTS + Sports games that involve passing the ball about such as football, ice hockey or basket ball.
#15 at 17:12:18 - 16/11/2007
Retroid
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MMOs and stuff like Counterstrike.

Just.... no. Not really.
#16 at 17:25:21 - 16/11/2007
Rhythm
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Online competitive games. No matter how good I am in SP, I'm *always* at the bottom of any leaderboards in MP.
#17 at 17:28:29 - 16/11/2007
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Time Limit levels on games always seem to send me into a panic..
#18 at 17:30:04 - 16/11/2007
JimJam
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Rhythm said:Online competitive games. No matter how good I am in SP, I'm *always* at the bottom of any leaderboards in MP.


Shit - I'm playing you online from now on ! :-)
#19 at 17:32:57 - 16/11/2007
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Fighting games, as I simply can't be fucking arsed to learn combo's that require me to press X, [], [], X, hold R1, press left, diagonal down left, down, diagonal down right, right, diagonal up right, up, L1, triangle, O, [], X, down. That simply makes me want to fucking uppercut the game designer.

That and the fact that they don't put these moves in the manual anymore, so you either have to resort to gamefaqs (hoik, spit) in order to get the most out of the game or alternatively play the game for 102 hours just so you can do the virtual form of public masturbation when a mate comes round who isn't privvy to this information and doesn't stand a fucking chance.

I think my idea of heaven is to get beat-em-up lovers and show them some real-life combos and finish them off by knocking them semi-unconcious to the floor, eating some beans and drinking copious amount of alcohol, then dropping my trousers, taking a lighter to near my arsehole and farting in their face whilst shouting 'look, a Hadoken from my arse without a stupidly ridiculous button combo you anally retentive oik!'.

/has possibly had a bad day
#20 at 16:27:50 - 17/11/2007
ilmaestro
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kentmonkey said:
/has possibly had a bad day


Tip for km: when you see an 85 year old wizened Japanese man on the SFII machine in the corner DO NOT CHALLENGE HIM.
#21 at 16:42:53 - 17/11/2007
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Shooters or basically any game that requires aiming and shooting at the target in under 2 seconds.
#22 at 17:33:04 - 17/11/2007
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Aye, online shooters for me. I think I'm actually pretty good at FPS but every time I have a go online I hate every minute of it. Halo online is feckin' mental :o(
#23 at 14:58:05 - 18/11/2007
billdoor
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I get annoyed with 12 year olds pogo round me in a tight circle shooting the fuck out of me in online shooters. Something needs to be done about the jump function.

#24 at 12:18:34 - 19/11/2007
billdoor
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Oh, and multiplayer racing games. Playing one player, I can break, drive the long bendy corners at a sensible speed and keep my traction. Multiplayer, its a fight to take my finger off the accelerator and cornering involves bouncing off cars and scenery :(
#25 at 12:20:56 - 19/11/2007
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billdoor said:I get annoyed with 12 year olds pogo round me in a tight circle shooting the fuck out of me in online shooters. Something needs to be done about the jump function.



+ several million fucking A's

Dude, exactly what I was whining about in my recent "article".
It's gay. Jumping around in an online shooter is gay. There. I said it. Real men stay on the ground. If you're resorting to jumping to make yourself a harder target, you are instead merely advertising how pink you are. I propose we "out" anyone we see online doing this, while possibly repeatedly telling them they need to go play Nintendo games if they like leaping around so much. I'm betting your average online jumper is exactly the kind of person who would find this deeply insulting.

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#26 at 12:26:54 - 19/11/2007
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They should make it so that if you fall further than 1 foot in a shooter you hip breaks and have to crawl, call it the osteoporosis effect.
#27 at 12:31:34 - 19/11/2007
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/looks around, turns nose up.

I don't have a gaming blindspot, I'm good at all games!
#28 at 12:34:07 - 19/11/2007

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