First off, I have to say hello to everyone here at SRK. I’ve known about this place for a while and just recently joined up because of SSF4. I skipped over the SF4.1 because I was so in love with SF3:3S that I couldn’t make myself have to relearn another new combat system in a SF game. (That and I was a blatant Tekken fanboy, haha). Then Super 4 comes along, I get a copy from a local game shop that broke street date (this spot always does, lol)…and I see what I missed out on and then some.
Anyway, to the point. I’m currently training my Guy game and I see already other players developing some decent combos. Problem is I can’t time them for crap. In particular I’m talking about crouching strikes to standing ones. I’m trying to at least transition from them but it’s not registering as a combination. I’m having this trouble across the board, as I’ve done Guy’s and Ryu’s trials so far, and those types of combos are the only one’s I seem to not be able to pull off.
Bear in mind, I’m using the standard PS3 DualShock 3; I plan to get a MadCatz Fightpad on Friday. While I think it might help, I also believe it might just be something technical in my presses I’m doing wrong…too fast, not fast enough, whatever. So I ask of you combo experts out there, is there a way to gauge yourself or time yourself. What methods have you used to improve your button dexterity? I’d greatly appreciate any feedback that comes my way.