So I’ve been playing a whole crap ton of Marvel vs Capcom 3 lately. It’s an amazing game, and considering how much time I spent playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 on my Dreamcast it’s really no surprise how captivated I am by its sequel.
I’m getting pretty into it, too; I’ve been reading Shoryuken’s guides and I watched Level|Up’s “Wednesday Night Fights” event last week. I’m trying really hard to get better, even though I’m not having much luck.
I decided to try to sell my fightstick on eBay the other day, since I wasn’t using it, and I’d buy another fightpad so Christina and I could play together. We set up the auction and I was about to write the description, but as I looked back on the pictures from my blog post about it… I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I couldn’t part with the fightstick.
I know it’s a bit harder for me to use, because I’m not used to it. I went to arcades as a kid, but not often because there weren’t that many near me and my parents didn’t like taking me anyway. I grew up playing fighting games on controllers. It’s why I liked the fightpad so much.
But the stick… I’m forcing myself to learn how to use it better. I still tend to get confused in the heat of a tough battle, but I’m forcing myself to “stick” with it (haha!) and it’s helping. I go on the Shoryuken forums and browse their thread where people post pictures of their custom sticks, and it’s amazing what some people are doing. I love fighting games, and I need a stick to call my own, just like those guys.
I have Christina coming up with a new design for it, so I’ll put new art on it (just over the old art, I’m not ruining that) and put in new buttons, a new ball top, a new bezel and a plexiglass cover. I think once I really make the stick “mine,” like I did with my old Hori stick, I’ll feel more comfortable with it. I’m weird that way.