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The danger of poor communication [Nov. 6th, 2007|06:14 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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My dear husband bet ten pounds that I'd thrash the guys at the pub on Tekken 5.

This has happened due to misinformation and largely, poor communication.

I've never played Tekken 5.

He has assumed that, because I CAN thrash people at Barbarian on the Commodore 64 and Mortal Kombat on the Amiga that I can transfer the same skill over to Tekken. 

Wrong!!

I've never played Tekken!!

To be perfectly honest,  I've never really planned moves in any beatemup game I've played - even the ones with real re-enactment weapons.  

On a computer beatemup I tend to wave stick/whap buttons randomly until I hit on effective combinations that work well with a tendency to leap up in the air a lot. 

Raining blows on an opponent from above followed by drop kicks to the nether regions has been my main tactic since the genre began.

Ho hum. Unless I invest and learn the moves on this new game...

I think my husband is about to lose his tenner!!
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[User Picture]From: mehdi_caps
2007-11-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
I once beat my son at Tekken and he cried. I now have to let him destroy me, lol.

Dead or alive is not bad either.

Check this, Lizzi:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY-MY_tN8Zo
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-06 06:42 pm (UTC)
Superb!

Could you email me a copy of it so I can put it on my myspace?

*grin* Love the cellovoice;)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-06 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm now on YouTube btw - username MissVonTrapp
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2007-11-07 01:03 am (UTC)
It's all about the button-mashing. I've beaten people better than me on various fighting games jst by bashing the buttons and holding directions.

Theylike to make out it's hard and combos are difficult, wrong. :)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-07 04:15 pm (UTC)
I agree. It's worked for me so far, but I tried Mortal Kombat 4 on the PS2 last week and only won 75% of games that way. I don't get on with the PS2 controller - too many options!!

*grumble*
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2007-11-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hah well you'll be totally stumped with the arcade controllers on some of those fighting games. How these kids can handle all the buttons, attacks, combos, special moves etc, hmph.

If they made Pinball Wizard now it would be some deaf, dumb and blind kid on some fighting game.

PS: very much enjoyed your little live vids.
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2007-11-07 04:25 pm (UTC)
Pinball Wizard? Er, I menat Tommy. Crikey too many jellybabies.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
Definately too many jellybabies! I think too many jellybabies inspired my stage act too;)
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2007-11-07 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yep, I can second the button-mashing as being an effective tactic for Tekken (though I've only played incarnations up to 4) - good luck!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-08 02:31 pm (UTC)
That's a relief! Maybe I'll be okay after all *grin*
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