Here's a challenge for you. I dare you to purchase me a copy of Street Fighter IV for the Xbox 360 (because I'll be damned if I'm going to waste my money on a fighting game). Give me one year to play it to gain the necessary EXPERIENCE to win. After one year, I will destroy you in it at least 50% of the time. Care to take me up on this?
I think this is a fantastic idea. I really do. Somebody take him up on this! And I don't mean to go into it with any real sense of bias or rooting for one or the other argument, I'd really like to see the outcome.
@Maximus Prime: don't get me started on sports games. I used to buy Madden every year before I realized it was just the same shit every time. I probably have eight or nine iterations of Madden just sitting on my shelf. The year that broke the camel's back for me was when there was a money play which my friend showed me in one years game that worked in the next. It got you a first down EVERY TIME. Even when playing online and people KNEW IT WAS COMING, it couldn't be stopped. After that I never played it again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I ran into that in Madden '95. Totally broken game.
That being said, even in that case, although it's getting tougher to find the people these days, I've found that if you look hard enough, you'll find somebody who can shut it down. Like in some fighting games, you used to see in the arcades where somebody would come along and just flatten everybody with some cheap yet simple tactic he discovered (or stole). It would work on everybody up until "that one guy" showed up and exposed it for what it was and beat him without getting hit by knowing there was some pixel window you could exploit. Again, there are legit GREAT players out there. you just have to look hard.