I’ve never played SFIV online until recently. Prior to playing online I spent most of my time in the training and arcade modes. I would say I have decent execution and fairly good timing, but after going online I felt completely useless.
The timing felt completely different. Even normals felt sluggish.
Blocking felt unresponsive and I could have sworn I got hit by stuff that I normally would have blocked without a problem offline.
The timing for the specials, supers and ultras especially felt different, almost I like I had to do them in slow motion to pull them out.
Several times when I would try to grab following up a block-stun combo, the grab wouldn’t take and the opponent would hit me coming out of the combo.
[*]Combos in general felt difficult to pull off correctly, and the gameplay seemed more centered around back-and-forth pokes.
Is this normal for online play? (I had four bars in most of my matches, BTW)
I’m admittedly not a very good player, but I just want to make sure I’m not crazy and using this as an excuse for my dismal performance. What differences do you notice between online and offline play?