Hello fellow Blanka players, I just noticed an important detail in the differences from the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions of SF4 for all the Blanka players myself. A big part of my game of Blanka is knockdowns and mixing up another knockdown upon the opponent’s wakeup. It is a very crucial factor for Blanka players to be able to do this to gain an edge.
A few of the things you should be doing upon enemy wakeup can be these:
Surprise Forward hop to the other side of them once or twice and do a Bite.
Stay medium distance and slide under a fireball they throw upon wakeup.
To make this short, last but not least, a Roundhouse Rainbow Roll.
I usually perform the Bite, get the knockdown, charge down and back in place, and reveal the Rainbow Roll as they get up and I get it pretty well because the Rainbow Roll goes up and over, and just before it hits them you are on the other side of them, so they are blocking the wrong way.
This happens 100% of the time for me when I am on my Xbox 360, whether online or a local match. However, when I perform this on my PS3 (how lucky can I be having both) it happens about 50% of the time, and I have this perfected. Seriously how hard can it be to do a bite and hide the charge backwards and pull out the rainbow roll. I have tested this in several instances on both consoles and in different situations. The results remain the same, whether I time it for the wakeup, or I just have training mode and bite, wait for complete wakeup, then do the Rainbow Roll, blocking and open. I have come to the conclusion that for this particular move and hit location, the Xbox 360 allows it to become a crossup and you end up on the other side of them and them on the ground. As for the PS3, it is not consistent results for me. Either it hits, or I just land on the other side of them open to eat some damage.
It’s really agonizing having a 4th of your wakeup game slashed out of the picture because it is not reliable. I got my SF4 PS3 copy just a few weeks ago and had been playing SF4 on my Xbox 360 until then, so I learned the ropes on the Xbox. I do love the PS3 so I am sticking with it for SF4 because I find the matchmaking on PSN WAY more of a challenge than those on XBL.
But this difference in gameplay is a major disadvantage to me, and until I get a stick (real soon :D) I have had to stick with shoto’s because I actually have a chance on PSN. But even if I get a stick I may not be much of a Blanka player because of this difference, but I love Blanka and I guess I’ll be a jungle boy too and adapt to my situation.
Well, for those Xbox players that show up to PS3 tournaments, you now have been informed.
Well that’s all for now. Thanks for reading.
No need for faggotry, “hating” or any other bullshit. So you wanna prove me wrong? Show me vids. This is not a debate.