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Meet & Greet / Greetings from old noob!
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:35:15 PM »
Hallo to fellow SNK fanatics!

My real name is Petros and I am from Greece. I really liked SNK games ever since I played the game Street Smart as a kid on the arcades in the late 80s, though at that time I didnt pay attention to names. fortunately the law wasnt that strict and kids could enter.

I liked playing those games in the arcades whenever I got the chance (also their classic platformers,sports and beat-em-ups). Super Sidekicks was amazing at that time. when arcades shut down, emulation on PC followed.

Also I spent more time on Samurai Spirits 1 and World Heroes 2 than on Street Fighter 2, which were on the same room. I missed KOF till I found it on PC emulation in the late 90s-early 2000.

I started late regarding fighters (I mean how to play them correctly) mainly because:

1. Did not own a FG console except a Dreamcast in early 2000. It had a few fighters (SFIII:3S, Jojo and VF3) but I had issues with Dreamcast controller so I did not proceed further. With other genres on Dreamcast there wasnt any problem though.But playing fighters with it was a nightmare! I played them mainly through emulators on PC.
2. In the arcades fighters were very difficult for me to adapt, mainly because I used a keyboard. I only recently began to adapt to a stick and only if I cross arms (left for buttons, right for direction).
3. There was a large gap between 2003 and 2011 when I decided to try SFIV AE. 
4. SFIV, GG for PC and Blazblue CT never caught my attention. In fact I didnt like SFIV that much. 
5. Lack of both offline and online play due to lack of a scene and I had no idea about GGPO and 2DFighters. even so though I would only have a cheap keyboard with button limits.

I now it is difficult to cover all this up. Because I had played those games through emulation it is easier for me to adapt. I certainly got better and am satisfied with it, but I'll never be able to execute all those moves that require that crazy timing. Besides this was never my aim. I just like to enjoy the game , even if I lose 0-100.

hope to learn from all of you something.

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