I’ve been super active here, spent hundreds of dollars on the game, talked everyone I know into buying it, have been posting on the Steam forums trying to help people out and I’m just realizing I’m kind of a scrub. I mostly play single player and even at that the “medium” Shadow Lords AI ■■■■■ me up. Feels kinda weird being so into this game and technically sucking at it, been trying for MONTHS to break into killer and get that achievement but I’m lucky to get 1/4 the way up gold before being stomped back down.
Its like the basics I struggle with, I can’t manual combo to save my life. I just don’t have the timing. I absolutely can’t combo break on reaction, I have tried and tried, I don’t know, I just can’t react that fast or memorize that many animations. I’ve been stuck on the final dojo lesson for 4 years now and I just can’t do it. Its infuriating!
I’m at weird point in my KI career if you can even call it that. I feel like I’m just getting old or something, my reactions aren’t fast, I can’t memorize all the setups, I seize up and kind of panic when I’m trying to do some complex tech and struggle to manage all the basic stuff like resets, frame traps, all of that stuff no matter how much I study just doesn’t click with me. I just play on instinct, no pun intended.
I’m really not sure where to go from here, i want to be better at KI but I feel like its not something I’m good at. I see lots of folks on here making stuff I struggle with look easy like SL mode, “just do this and that!” and while its surely good advice I still struggle. Hell I tried challenging mode last night and was feeling confident the first fight on day one was an “easy” Jago and he nearly killed me! Tonight I hit up exhibition for the first time in months and a Steam newbie was giving me a run for my money with Thunder, I mean I had to switch to my mains and go tryhard to beat him and we had a good set but I was sweating it!
Not trying to be a downer, I just want to be better and frankly I’m starting to think its something wrong with me and my ability to retain information and react quickly to stimulus on the fly like everyone else does. I mean what should I do? Last fighting game I was legit good at was Soul Calibur II playing Asteroth, but he was so slow I’d have plenty of time to think my tech through. : P
I’m certainly casual if there ever was such a thing, I don’t play daily anymore… but I’d like to at least be able to beat the game and nab all of my achievements without struggling to beat medium mode. :\