(NOTE : Its a long read, just read “IN SHORT” at the bottom if you don’t have the time or hate “wall of texts”, it should tell you what I’m asking for)
I’ve been playing 3rd Strike alone against the computer for months, only for fun. Over time I developed “some” skill at execution and such but nothing flashy, I’m still a scrub to most people’s definition, and since I’m using a keyboard its a little harder at time to get use to things but I thought I was handling it pretty well.
I played other people for the first time yesterday and it hit me : my mind game now sucks. Its terrible. I don’t get destroyed over better executions, I just lose to, sometimes even the most ridiculous mind games (seriously, getting hit 3-4 times in a row by a low HK or low MK - tatsu combo is humiliating). Obviously the computer didn’t gave me any mind games with my training, and the thousands of pro videos I watched didn’t gave me any mind games either.
So I’m looking for a few advice in 2 particular but extremely important points. I use various character as well, so I need something that fits not just one character and that can enhance my gameplay a little, if thats possible.
First - offense. I often don’t know what to do from a bit far - I try to poke properly and know what pokes beat the other guy’s favorite poking game and else but I rarely know how to get in or how to vary my attacks. I try to use dash as a mind game tool, but a good half of the time I end up jumping to attack, and that gets me punished. When I’m up close and personal, I rarely know what to do, should I be expecting something? I almost always get supered (because I’m so predictible) or just hit by anything. I rarely can get my offense going, even with say, Makoto, although sometimes I can get it well - but I stink with Akuma’s offense even if I try.
Second - corner. When I’m cornered, I’m dead, and I don’t know how to pressure someone in a corner. Not even with Dudley. Trying to do anything gets me hit, not trying anything makes me thick throwed, trying to just block doesn’t do me any good, and I just don’t know what I should do other than EX Shoryu or Uppercut if thats a possibility - if not I just randomly try to throw out a move or jump out of it.
IN SHORT, I need mind games advice about how to be offensive and achieve some mind games pressure, and how to react when you’re cornered and against pressure, and also to mind games in general.