sup guys. so i’ve had this game since vanilla was first released and i just can’t seem to get comfortable with it. i’m a huge 3rd strike fan and sf fan in general but this entry in the series is kinda killing my desire to play the game. i’m almost at my breaking point but i dont want to give up on the game…not to mention the xbox live sf4 community in my experience so far has been… less than helpful to say the least. i’m kinda hoping someone can help me understand this game a little more as i am strongly considering putting this game down for good.
i’m not quite sure why i havnt been able to adapt to this game but i can give some examples of things i dont really understand.
cross-ups. notoriously bad with cross-up attacks. i dont understand how to defend them, counter or avoid them. this is also a problem for me in umvc3 but for some reason not so much a problem for me in kof13.any help would be appreciated.
combos- one of my fav thing about fighters is combos but i just cannot understand the timing for them in this game and i wont lie, i get extremely frustrated with how important jabs are in this game and the fact that i feel i just get opened up constantly with them. i dont understand the priority they have and i dont understand their properties (offensive and defensive)
execution- this is kinda the least of my problems but its still significant. i play on a madcatz te stick (the mvc3 one) and my execution is pretty bad. this and mvc are the first games ive played exclusively on stick and i kinda chalk it up to that. im a tekken player and ive always preferred pad. i have an arcade stick i built a few years ago and i actually do way better with my execution on it but it has american parts. i find it easier to play on a bat top. problem is, american parts are shitty and are already starting to wear on the controller i built, which is why i got the te stick. i like my te but i cannot consistently execute anything with i .im also really uncomfortable on the 1p side on stick.
and lastly…the community- i came into marvel, mk9, blazeblu and virtua fighter expecting to learn and make friends in the community the same way i always did in the arcades with tekken, soul calibur, kof,the alphas, etc but i find the sf4 community to not only be unfriendly in general but moreover arrogant and unhelpful. i’m not good at this game and i know it and i always, after a loss, attempt to try and get some help. im not the type to get into the scrub mentality and start blaming others for my losses. thats illogical. i do however ask questions and try and see how to improve to which i usually will get " scrub, lol" or my favorite…no response at all.
i usually would not put something out like this but i figured i would give one last attempt at trying to get help with this game. i really want to be competitive at it and while i kinda don’t like the game right now, its probably because i dont understand it. like i said any help would be appreciated. sorry for the book.