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Soul Calibur IV... not as good as III... by a lot.
So, I admit, I'm not a good loser when I'm repeatedly smacked down in fighting games. Sure, fine, kill me here and there; heck, kill me more than I kill you... but if it's just constant beat down after constant beat down, I start to get pissed.

Right now, I'm pissed. And no, not at coldfury... even though I did have to leave the living room so I didn't punch him in the face.

I'm pissed at what the game designers did to Ivy.

No, I'm not talking about her HUGE breasts that she's suddenly found herself having. (Though don't get me started on that or else this post will be twice as long.)

I'm talking about them completely nerfing Ivy!


My favorite moves in the game are now insanely difficult to get to work properly. And hell, even when you're 95% sure you pushed the right buttons, it doesn't happen half the time. Which, I'm guessing, is due to her not being in the right weapon state. (Which, btw, the game doesn't tell you what buttons to push to swap from sword to whip state. WTF?)

Now, granted, I suck at the X-Box controls. I'm a Playstation girl. Give me a Playstation controller and I can figure a game out. The X-box controller is just... too busy.

But seriously, game designers. WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY IVY CONTROLS, YOU BASTARDS? *Stab stab*


Yoda is a fucking twink and I want him to die in a fire. *Stabbity stab stab*

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off

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malakim From: malakim Date: July 31st, 2008 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
The Apprentice is a Death Machine(tm), though. :D
ifritah From: ifritah Date: August 2nd, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

I only played against him once, but yeah, he's pretty lethal! (Kicked his ass anyway, though. ^_~)
bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: July 31st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they messed with the controls for Mitsarugi on SC 3 from SC 2. They called it "Character Balancing". Evidently the devistating combos that were too hard to interrupt were too easy to pull off. Oh well, just have to get exact I guess.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: August 2nd, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Supposedly, Ivy was nerfed in SC 3 and is now back to the way the controls were in SC2, pre-nerf. (That's the talk on forums, not talk from the game designers.)

I'm calling bullshit on this hypothesis. Though, well, I was, again, playing on the PS2 instead of the X-Box then. Maybe that's what my whole issue is here!
rune_karidan From: rune_karidan Date: August 6th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)

It is a little strange...

I was having similar controller issues but I have hardly played the X-Box on any games - gonna take a lot of practice to get used to it. I like the new girl Hilde, I think? We'll have to try out all their uber finishing moves sometime!
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