Comparing SFA2 to SFIV


#1

Hello, all. Sakura’s biggest fan reporting in :stuck_out_tongue:

But yes, anyways, I’ve got a question concerning Street Fighter Alpha 2. How similar would you say the game is compared to SFIV? Especially Sakura’s gameplay? I’m without a PS3 or 360 for a few months, and I would like to start getting some practice in for when I do actually purchase a PS3 and SSFIV. Is SFA2 similar enough to SFIV to warrant me buying it for the sake of getting better at SFIV?

I’m hoping that made sense. Feedback is appreciated.


#2

she plays very different from her A2 version, and SF4 has no CC’s. and you can play A2 on GGPO for free.


#3

sfa2
1.custom combos
2.alpha counters
3.air blocking

sf4
1.plays kind of like super street fighter 2 turbo
2.no blocking in air
3.focus attacks
4.ultras


#4

Ah, thanks for the replies. That’s slightly disappointing to hear.


#5

You’ll develop good fundamentals playing A2, imo. Just play it and you’ll do better when you pick up SF4.

And yeah, play on GGPO if you can.


#6

A lot of fundamentals in A2 definitely apply to SSF4. I’d say it’s well worth your time. Plus it’s a great game in its own right.

ST on GGPO would be another good choice.