Which game to start out on?

VyrulentVyrulent Joined: Posts: 4
I'm brand new to the fighting scene (I have played Soul Calibur V, but not competitively, and UMvC3 but also not competitively). What game would you recommend to a newbie to get into the competitive fighting scene. I played SSF4 AE a little bit, and it seemed pretty interesting to me, but I was just awful at it. P4A looks pretty interesting to me. Any tips on which game to start on and how to go about starting would be greatly appreciated!

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  • GordonsBeardGordonsBeard QCF+P Bad Stoned Joined: Posts: 379
    If you're new to fighting games you should play SF4. It's easy to learn, got great depth, and it will really lay the foundation for better 2d fighting growth for years to come.
  • AirkAirk Joined: Posts: 950 ✭✭
    Eh. I disagree. Sure, SF4 will teach you footsies, but that's about it, and it has room to build a number of bad habits with its input shortcuts.

    If P4A interests you, it's a great game to start with.
  • DanDanDanDan Yeah! Joined: Posts: 1,209 ✭✭
    Play Super Turbo.
    KOF and AE 2012
  • the saviourthe saviour Joined: Posts: 170
    there's a lot of new players still coming to SF4 so you will be able to find plenty of people on your level
  • petran79petran79 Here comes an old challenger Joined: Posts: 1,518 ✭✭✭
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    If you're new to fighting games you should play SF4. It's easy to learn, got great depth, and it will really lay the foundation for better 2d fighting growth for years to come.

    In my case SF4 reintroduced me to FGs, also thanks to online play
    it helped me a lot.

    regarding growth, since each game has its own strategy, I will not go further

    but concerning execution, I improved thanks to games like KOF, Last Blade 2 and Vampire Savior and that carried over to SF4.
    SF4 is too lenient with inputs and priorities, ( mostly df, dp and hcf moves) and gives you a false impression.
    certainly a good place to start, but there are also other roads nearby.
    not good at any, mediocre at many
  • wiredgodwiredgod Joined: Posts: 461
    I'm brand new to the fighting scene (I have played Soul Calibur V, but not competitively, and UMvC3 but also not competitively). What game would you recommend to a newbie to get into the competitive fighting scene. I played SSF4 AE a little bit, and it seemed pretty interesting to me, but I was just awful at it. P4A looks pretty interesting to me. Any tips on which game to start on and how to go about starting would be greatly appreciated!

    Whatever you think is the most fun. SF4 and P4A are not bad choices.
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  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    If you're new to fighting games you should play SF4. It's easy to learn, got great depth, and it will really lay the foundation for better 2d fighting growth for years to come.
    Pretty much this. Either that or maybe HDR. Street Fighter will help teach you mechanics that you can apply to a myriad of other fighters in general such as footsies, frame data, getting your motions down, ect. However in the end it's really just a matter of preference.
  • VyrulentVyrulent Joined: Posts: 4
    Thanks guys... Think I will be picking up SF4 because I can get it pretty cheap. In a few weeks maybe I'll pick up P4A as well.
  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    No problem. I would just highly suggest not starting out with Mahvel.

    The salt shall drive you away from fighters forever. :coffee:
  • cloud7acloud7a END OF LINE... Joined: Posts: 77
    I'm not really new to the fighting game scene but I'm new to the competitive scene, one of the games I find the best for training has to street fighter 3rd strike. That game will not let you slop you way through it and will make you earn every bit of your moves and combos.
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  • GordonsBeardGordonsBeard QCF+P Bad Stoned Joined: Posts: 379
    Yeah SF4 can train you in bad habits but they aren't awful habits to have. Either you mash DP and think you're a god (until moving to a new game and learning that shit doesn't fly), or you mash DP and never learn, and just play the game for fun/casual.

    If you're looking for something to play casually it really doesn't matter what you pick they all suck for casual play, haha. (you can mash A in P4A tho)
  • cloud7acloud7a END OF LINE... Joined: Posts: 77
    Another one you can do is guilty gear, it's let's you mash on a controller to help play with combos and then actually focus on how did that after you played around.
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  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    I think I'm officially retiring from MVC3 as of right now.

    Fuck Hidden Missiles
    Fuck Dive kick
    Fuck Morrigan
    Fuck online Captain America

    Seriously, fuck this game.
  • cloud7acloud7a END OF LINE... Joined: Posts: 77
    I still wanna keep playing it but its annoying that's all juggling and no good ground game.
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  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,562 ✭✭✭✭
    Play whatever game you feel looks fun and interesting.
  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    I still wanna keep playing it but its annoying that's all juggling and no good ground game.
    I don't know why I ever stopped playing Blazblue for this piece of shit. I'm going to trade it in and just put the money towards GGXX.

    Money well spent.
  • cloud7acloud7a END OF LINE... Joined: Posts: 77
    One other game that you might want to try is the new mortal kombat. Easy game play and will let you get timing and hit confirm down and still keep it pretty fast pace.
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  • Onslaught XOnslaught X Fear, actualizes true strength. Joined: Posts: 915
    One other game that you might want to try is the new mortal kombat. Easy game play and will let you get timing and hit confirm down and still keep it pretty fast pace.
    Noooooo
    We need more players in the DOA community...
  • cloud7acloud7a END OF LINE... Joined: Posts: 77
    I still need to get that and tekken tag 2.

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  • 1der1der Boy in the Da Corner Joined: Posts: 456
    I'm brand new to the fighting scene (I have played Soul Calibur V, but not competitively, and UMvC3 but also not competitively). What game would you recommend to a newbie to get into the competitive fighting scene. I played SSF4 AE a little bit, and it seemed pretty interesting to me, but I was just awful at it. P4A looks pretty interesting to me. Any tips on which game to start on and how to go about starting would be greatly appreciated!

    If you really want to play competitively I'd suggest getting into a game that has a scene near you. Even if it isn't your favorite game the community aspect can really help you enjoy the game. I'd also suggest trying a game that interests you, for whatever reason, could just be the visuals or the feel of the game. All that said I think you should try Virtua Fighter 5 FS. It really isn't that daunting a game to pick up and start playing and the game can teach you some good lessons about decision making. There aren't a ton of characters, 18, there aren't a ton of resources to concern yourself with, just a life bar, and the jump from character to character isn't massive. Once you understand how one character works you can move to another and you'll already have an idea of what to look for and what you'll want to do.
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  • Trouble BrewingTrouble Brewing Salty about Ultra Joined: Posts: 4,573 mod
    I'm brand new to the fighting scene (I have played Soul Calibur V, but not competitively, and UMvC3 but also not competitively). What game would you recommend to a newbie to get into the competitive fighting scene. I played SSF4 AE a little bit, and it seemed pretty interesting to me, but I was just awful at it. P4A looks pretty interesting to me. Any tips on which game to start on and how to go about starting would be greatly appreciated!
    Head on over to the regional matchmaking section. Find out what people are playing locally. Join them.

    As long as you have local competition, you are probably on the right track.
    I'm not really new to the fighting game scene but I'm new to the competitive scene, one of the games I find the best for training has to street fighter 3rd strike. That game will not let you slop you way through it and will make you earn every bit of your moves and combos.
    If you are still new, you shouldn't post advice in the newbie dojo.

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  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 14,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My advice, like in all the other threads like this is, if you can have access to the game (renting them, ask a friend, etc) try them and find the one that fit your taste better.
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