Game News Post: “Peach I Hate You” To me, Peach is and will be a villain. I didn’t always think about it, of course, because in my early youth, and like many other players, she was mostly a young woman in need. Peach is a worn cliché, a blatant MacGuffin, and an archetype from another age. It’s a lot of things, but for me it’s a goal to be beaten. And it’s all Super Smash Bros. fault. Disclaimer This article is high in salt content. You have been warned.
Helpless, my eye
Those who know me near and far know that I love the Smash Bros. license. The latest installment, Ultimate, is the game I’ve spent the most time on since it was released. However, I only play it in its competition rules, i.e. 3 lives with no items for “legal” reasons. These areas are not dangerous and encourage a certain neutrality in confrontations. This context enables exchanges that highlight the talents of the players, but also the skills of the heroes of the Nintendo universe. Without being a professional gamer, my considerable playing time and fairly solid knowledge of the title allow me to testify to the characters’ qualities and flaws. Additionally, a consensus has been found in the competitive scene that Peach and Daisy, who share similar attacks, are excellent characters. If their power alone isn’t enough to instill hatred towards them, it is their behavior and some specific attacks that fuel my anger and make me frown at the sight of the regent of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach and Daisy dominate many of their match-ups. These characters have a lot of quality, but the design of these heroines is a test of my patience. When I pound myself on the corner of my mouth with a bum and turnip without being able to respond, a lot of frustration arises that sometimes makes it difficult for me to break away from this crowned anger. Let’s not even talk about the fact that she sometimes digs up bombs in a completely random way that can pulverize us in a split second. I just need to see the 3D model while it is loading to make my hair stand on end. It is then impossible to hold Bowser responsible for constantly kidnapping the princess, who is not so defenseless.
Satan in a child’s body
Peach is obviously not the only one affected in this way. Personally, I have a strong dislike for Joker, the hero of Persona 5. Overall, he’s considered one of the best characters in the game if he’s competitive. He has the tools to enable him to face all situations. Once in danger, Arsène, his first persona, comes and multiplies the power of his blows. This overwhelming force forces the players to adopt identical behaviors with one another. The Jokers are pretty boring in my humble opinion. It’s frustrating to use your pistol, its B-side and cons are options with very few flaws. His liveliness, his versatility and the frustration he created in me were my first contact with the character. When I was about to take part in the Persona 5 adventure a few weeks later, I realized that I was struggling to get past my guesses about this hero and therefore had no impact on him. Otherwise would I have made it through to the end of the game? It’s hard to say, the opposite is also true. I feel much more sorry than anything for this poor Ganondorf, who is at the bottom of the ranking. I tend to support the embodiment of absolute evil rather than the millennial heroes when I watch high profile games. When he hits hard, it is difficult for Gerudo to keep up with his opponents. So if he’s delivering big punches while predicting his opponent’s moves, he’ll especially enjoy following him. The fact that he gets the loser of virtually all of his match-ups only adds to my compassion for this character, even if he is hideous at first sight. Obviously, a ranking doesn’t do everything, and it’s not the only one that affects my judgment. This tendency arises from my personal development as a player. Everyone has a different relationship with a fictional character, and many others will have examples. So, I believe that many Dragon Ball Fighterz players have long developed a kind of anger at certain heroes who use treacherous strategies while being completely benevolent in their universe. To stay with Smash Bros., despite his innocent smile and harmless appearance, Ness is regularly the subject of boundless hatred towards a whole segment of the gamers. This paradox is based on various frustrating strategies that he can implement. When he wrote his famous “PK FIRE! With a nasal voice that immobilizes you for a few moments in a burst of irritating flames, it’s hard not to hate this youthful looking devil. This is all the more true as many Ness players enjoy performing this attack continuously. The use of the character’s gameplay therefore contradicts their personality and origins. If the example of Smash Bros. is striking, a large part of the cast takes on a particularly benevolent appearance. It is therefore hard to imagine them using unfair or simply frustrating tactics. I am fully aware that my dislike of the characters above is irrational. A character who causes unbearable collisions does not naturally become evil. Despite everything, I find it difficult to suppress my hatred of them, which I usually reserve for antagonists and villains. However, I am more or less convinced that this feeling is shared by many gamers who have encountered this type of paradox while indulging in part of their bedside game. Maybe I suggested this article topic to reassure myself that I am not the only one? Or maybe I suggested it so I could pour my hatred on that little $ # @!% Of Ness? Who knows. PS: After careful consideration, I know. This is the second option. What a little $ # @!%. By Aubin_Gregoire, journalist jeuxvideo.com MP