Preface here is that I have been playing since vanilla… and know a number of characters ranging from low level to decently advanced… but what has always prevented me from trying to level up further is mostly the games engine and my distaste for random invincible shit working to often.
This happens once in awhile in third strike but that game had parry… and beyond that I played urien who is all about putting people into setups that are hard or impossible to escape. In other words i could use tactics and strategy and know that if I played smart and made the right choices no amount of randomness… mashing… Or going nuts on the stick would get my opp out of the situation. They were either forced to lose utterly… or use solid tactics themselves.
Fast fwd to sf4 series… and it has always bothered me… that all the tactics in the world can still lose to random fadc into ultra. I am aware that in a tourney situation you won’t make top 8 by relying on randomness very often… but I don’t go to tournements very often and most of the time I’m playing my mid level friends or online. I usually win in those situations but I often feel like I played 95 percent better than my opp but win by only 10 percent. I end up eating randomness in there somewhere and have to grind out the end.
Was I just spoiled with all of uriens unblockable setups? Am I just thick headed… still having these thought spoil my sf4 fun even after 5.years of the series being out?
I play Mak… guy… oni… sagat… sakura… all pretty decently. Anyone have another character they feel might better suit my desired playstyle? Someone who weathers the random better? Or do I just decide to either accept it or quit?