This week we discuss whether fighting games are hard, drawing upon insights from an interview with Harada, Tekken’s producer. We explore various factors that contribute to the perceived difficulty of fighting games, including game mechanics, execution requirements, the mental and psychological aspects, and the learning curve associated with mastering these games. Throughout the episode, we discuss the importance of accessibility features and tutorials introduced by developers to ease new players into the genre. We also address the role of the FGC in creating educational content to support newcomers.


Andres Mirandes

Video gaming runs in his blood and competition plagues his mind. From the earliest days in the now extinct arcades, to the eSports competitive scene, he looks forward to the next game to test his skills. No stranger to rising salt levels.

Gabriel Medina

I've been playing video games for a while now. I enjoy racing games, RPGs, but spend most of my time with fighting games. My first goal was to get better than my brothers, but now I strive to be better than most while also teaching others.

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