One of the most frusturating elements of this game, for me, is the focus on “anticipation” over reaction.
I can’t really say it’s a BAD thing, but after playing so many games that are heavily reaction based, it’s hard completely telegraphing ones intentions for the sake of “getting it out in time.”
Correct me if i’m wrong and assist me to learn… From what I can tell, some of the defensive options or moves in the game (Ike’s counter, Air dodging and the like) don’t seem to kick in instantly but instead take a moment to go into effect. I don’t know… it makes me feel like i’m giving away my intentions too early and allowing my opponents a greater chance to wait and observe my intentions.
Hmm… makes things appear to be a little too stacked against a defender.
Am I correct? Should I, instead, be focused on other options? Or am I reading things wrong? I’m not exactly an expert at the game and I know my first problem is that I keep trying to play it like other games where you would WANT to wait until the last possible second to do a lot of things…
Also, haven’t tested it much (AKA at all), but how is P-atch’s Toad counter in this game? Is it any better than Melee’s?