Mouse vs. Cat: Nature's Fighting Game Needs Balance

Mouse vs. Cat: Nature's Fighting Game Needs Balance

Videogame designers work hard to ensure their games are fair and balanced but Mother Nature, as the wickedly funny Creature Combat IV clearly demonstrates, isn't nearly as considerate.

No, this isn't news. But it's got a cat, home-made sound effects, violence and videogame jokes, and it's the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. That's good enough for me.


Created by Susanne Wohlfahrt and Marcus Blättermann as part of a four-day animation workshop, this video is something to keep in mind the next time you're tempted to complain that you're being treated unfairly by a game that obviously hasn't been balanced properly. In the cold, harsh world of nature, there are no playtesters.

Enjoy!

via: Kotaku

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I love this video

I saw this on Kotaku this morning its hilarious. I love shryuken,hadouken and spinning bird kick.

I love all the sound effects you can hear the french accent so well.

Hilarious, not to mention that the animation and sound effects were awesome.

I love the Submarine part.

*giggles*

Damn, this is almost Deadliest Warrior good.

ForgottenPr0digy:
I love this video

I saw this on Kotaku this morning its hilarious. I love shryuken,hadouken and spinning bird kick.

I love all the sound effects you can hear the french accent so well.

Hmmm, i thought with the accent and the names they where german.

Great vid, couldnt stop giggling watching it.

Trust the Escapist to share the awesome stuff! ^_^

Hehehe, i love the epic steam train then the cat just licks it nose and continues to look not bothered in the slighest. Sheep Vs. dog would be interesting, all that would happen is that they would chase eachother for about 10 minutes and then the dog would get bored.

MOUSE NEEDS MORE HEALTH AND RANGED ATTACKS. CAT NEEDS NERF

Cat is OP, but I hear it's been fixed on PTR.

Well, the mouse was doing fairly well there. I mean, it's possible that the cat was actually charging up that move for the entire round and if he whiffed it then the mouse could have gone on to victory.

Love it :) That video just made my day

Ruairi iliffe:

ForgottenPr0digy:
I love this video

I saw this on Kotaku this morning its hilarious. I love shryuken,hadouken and spinning bird kick.

I love all the sound effects you can hear the french accent so well.

Hmmm, i thought with the accent and the names they where german.

Great vid, couldnt stop giggling watching it.

well I could be wrong. I just guess a French accent

Scrumpmonkey:
Hehehe, i love the epic steam train then the cat just licks it nose and continues to look not bothered in the slighest. Sheep Vs. dog would be interesting, all that would happen is that they would chase eachother for about 10 minutes and then the dog would get bored.

what about cock(rooster) vs "pirate" dog???

This is pretty much every arcade mode boss in a fighting game in recent years.

Dear Nature -

Mouse is fine, they just need to lrn2ply. Nerf dog plz.

-Cat

BrunDeign:
MOUSE NEEDS MORE HEALTH AND RANGED ATTACKS. CAT NEEDS NERF

L2P nub.

Cat and mouse are perfectly balanced. You are just a nub who doesn't understand how to play as mouse.

BrunDeign:
MOUSE NEEDS MORE HEALTH AND RANGED ATTACKS. CAT NEEDS NERF

Noob, Mouse was totally button-mashing, no skillz. L2P then you win.

lmfao, "submariiinnee!" *donk*

I wish real sfx were just some guy saying a word.

Also, you throw the chainsaw, n00b!

I want to see the fish fight.

Arcanist:
Dear Nature -

Mouse is fine, they just need to lrn2ply. Nerf dog plz.

-Cat

Nice. ;)

This just made my day, and possibly, my week.

The look on the cat's face...all the time
For most of the video : dumb ignorance
For the last part : startled confusion
Adorable and hilarious

Nature works more on rock/paper/scissors than proper balancing.

That was really hilarious.
I was quite amazed by the epic steam train attack.
But yeah, that cat is way overpowered...

That mouse was just a button mashing noob, it takes 1337 skillz to play as cat. That one shot kill is like a 52 button combo.

At least there are no catsplosions.

Nice animation

Gah, switching to Cat.

I don't enjoy the game play as much as when I'm mouse, but I do enjoy winning.

Entertaining.

The main punchline was kind of predictable but regardless I was thoroughly entertained throughout the video, especially with the 'steam train' and 'submarine'``

ForgottenPr0digy:
I love this video

I saw this on Kotaku this morning its hilarious. I love shryuken,hadouken and spinning bird kick.

I love all the sound effects you can hear the french accent so well.

*Hugs* I think they're German *hugs*

But mouse is more precise :P

ahaha...
epic vid :)
i hope they had entered the film contest xD,,
something like this every week would be gr8..
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ForgottenPr0digy:

well I could be wrong. I just guess a French accent

lSHaDoW-FoXl:

*Hugs* I think they're German *hugs*

Got my Girlfriend to check it out, its either a Belgian or western German from what she can tell.

Then again its all Deutch to me ;)

Needs to be a real game, I was learn to play and master the mouse and dominate people.

lSHaDoW-FoXl:

ForgottenPr0digy:
I love this video

I saw this on Kotaku this morning its hilarious. I love shryuken,hadouken and spinning bird kick.

I love all the sound effects you can hear the french accent so well.

*Hugs* I think they're German *hugs*

awwwww thanks
*hugs back*

Great vid, reminded me of those Russian ads from a few months ago: anyone remember what those videos were called?

 

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