For the last couple of days Ive been hammering Final Fight and was
lucky enough to make it to the number one slot on the global leaderboards, I got knocked a few places but climbed back up, eventually settling in at No. 3 whilst trying to improve my score AND lower my admittedly awful "lives lost" count. It almost, God forbid, felt like playing in the arcades again, checking the high score table and working to remain a contender.
Now, No.1 is permanantly occupied by some guy who let badguys respawn for about 3 hours, he has spent hundreds of lives maxing out the score counter to 9999999 and is now cemented as No.1. As his score cannot be beaten, only tied, more people will predictably copy his tactics and all the top spots will be taken up by 9999999's scored in 3 hour play sessions.
A real shame, but I'm not so jaded that I dont realise this is what happens with ALL games nowadays, I havent seen a leaderboard in a while that wasnt at least a little bit screwy once you get to the top 100.
only a game, and I'm not CRYFACE or anything, but, for a couple of days at least, it was nice to be one of the highest scoring players of something
as I'm not a great gamer and rarely make it into the Top 10 of anything. Final Fight is just a game I've played forever since it was first released.
This isn't a rant, and it certainly isn't a "real" problem and I'm most definately NOT looking for any sympathy. It's just disappointing that so many, but not all, game leaderboards never come down to who is best, just who is first to exploit some design flaw.
Like I said though, it's only a game, there are much bigger issues in life..
@Eddie, Congrats on your Library job, rule that desk with a hand of steel