I will begin today's blog with a little bit of a rant, so I will say my apologies now!! :D
Over the last few days I have been playing a fair bit of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Xbox360, over Xbox Live.
Had a few games and all was well and good. Am a pretty good player but not exceptional nor would I consider myself a pro, but I can handle myself in a fairly tricky situation.
BUT, that was all about to change. It turns out that just as Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting was plagued by hordes of online players simply using E.Honda's handslap to, dare I say, "Cheat" their way to easy online victories! I would say over half the people playing the game choose Smoke and try and do the same combination of moves continously. Trust me, after about the 15th game against Smoke and the same button press, it gets a little tedious. Now some may argue that if you can pull off the combo then your entitled to use it, which is fair game, I would agree, but doing it over and over again, wheres the fun in that.
I will just add, that I can do this same combo myself and as I said before I am not a great player of the game (I never played this until I purchased it off Xbox Live), therefore being able to do it....DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GOOD PLAYER!!
As half the people say they are over the voice chat!!
Moving on, just a quick note on the D.I.C.E Awards, which took place this past week.
It was great to see Gears of War walk away with the credit and accolades it deserves. Cliffy B and his team did a fantastic job with that game and even if your not a fan of this particular type of game, surely you must still be able to appreciate the amount of hard work and creativity that went into making it.
Well done guys, and hears hoping GoW2 is able to continue the high standards set by the original.