Hey guys, im 31 years old and in law enforcement and I don't really game like I used to but ive always wanted to get into the fighting game scene. I've made a couple attempts over the years and I love the animations, the combos and all that entails but I always seem to get just past the very basics and then boom a wall. I don't know if im trying to learn too much at once or if maybe I am just not able to play these types of games even though I want to. I don't want to be a pro or in tournaments but I want to be able to log on and play, win some fights, have some close ones. Not either win by a landslide or get smashed by someone who can do all sorts of combos and im still trying to figure out how to do some most basic combos. I just don't want to waste my time anymore but my question is can anybody really play these and enjoy these? Do I need a fightstick or just a mentor to help me get past the basics and like anything else help me improve like a coach in a sport would?
Are there fighting games that you would reccomend a newb to start with? Maybe some have shorter and easier combos or something. In the meantime i'll keep googling and trying to search but I thought I would ask here in hopes of getting pointed in the right direction and end the discouraging feeling lol.
Any and all help greatly appreciated.