First off, I’m no OG in the community, but I’m not some young guy either. I’m nearly 30 and have been playing Street Fighter since World Warrior on the SNES when I was just 9 years old. So I’ve played just about every version of SF there is since the first SF2. But I guess I’m still an 09’er because I didn’t start playing seriously until 2009 and competitively until 2010. So for the past 3 years I’ve dedicated so much time to watching streams, youtube videos, training room, online play, casuals with friends, tournaments, and so on.
Over the years I would sometimes come across people talking about how you didn’t have FADC back then or they wish they could parry or roll in SF4. And I guess we are mid way through SF4’s life span as the latest game in the series. Who knows when but we’ll probably get SF5 sometime during the next generation of consoles, maybe 2014 or 2015. And the thought of that kind of scares me.
Like I said, I’ve put so much time into this game that I’m afraid of having to start from scratch in a new one. As far as I’m concerned, DP’s are safe with two bars. Use light attacks to hit confirm and link into medium or highs and end with a special move. I felt so proud of myself when I could start doing this consistently. Or after a throw, you whiff this normal(s) to set up your safe jump, unblockable, or fake cross up. This is all I’ve ever known.
Before SF4, SF2 to Alpha to SF3 all felt very similar to me. That’s because my friends and I always did the same things and never really learned anything. It was jump back fireball or jump kick sweep fest. So when or if SF5 comes along I have multiple fears. The fear of throwing away a lot of things I’m use to and starting fresh is what I’ve been talking about all this time. But there is also the fear that I’m going to be one of those bitter dudes who hates the new game because it’s not exactly like the previous one even if the majority thinks it’s a good game. And then be one of those 5 guys always entering the old game and having to always promote how great the old game is so people will enter lol.
Just wondering what peoples thoughts are about this. Both the guys who started out on SF4(or another newer title) like me or the ones who have been playing competitively for a long time and have dealt with the transition to the newest title of the series they’ve been playing.