Hello to those at Shoryuken,
I wished to ask questions based around my two weakest aspects in fighting games. Namely landing combos effectively, and blocking. Allow me to explain in some way. I have been playing fighting games over the last 15 years, and have in the last few years been really active in trying to better myself at them. Ones I currently play would be UMvC3, SFxT and I very recently downloaded SF3: Third Strike. I also spent a long time playing BlazBlue CT and CS.
In terms of my combos, it’s more a case of me not being quick enough, or in some cases just capable, of doing particular combos or timing my attacks. One example I can give; I can land a crouching kick into a Hadoken, but am incapable of doing a crouching kick to a Shoryuken in a more constant manner. I am able to land some combos in UMvC3, but not ones that involve a lot of moves in a chain that require very quick reactions to them. I wished to ask how people have learned to improve on these, or is it simply a case of “Practice, practice, practice, and practice until you get it right”?
The other main weakness I possess is that I can’t seem to protect myself in fighting games no matter what I try. I block normally, my opponent will swipe my feet. I block low, and I get myself smacked by an overhead. Defense has been one of my biggest downfalls both off and online, and I always find myself getting frustrated when I fail at being able to defend myself from attacks that I should have blocked. How is it someone like myself can better myself at the art of blocking attacks, rather than always being subject to destruction by both human and computer opponents.
I would love to be a proper member of the FGC, one who can give people a good/fun match, and not someone who just turns into a punching bag that’ll get kicked from lobbies after a single defeat. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.