Favorite elements of match play?


#1

With all the depth that fighting games have, there are plenty of elements and techniques that get used numerous times. This includes stuff like the wake-up game, rushing down, zoning, etc. What would you say your favorite aspect of match play is?

For me, I’d have to say walk-up throws and pressuring the opponent on wake-up. I like walk-up throws because knowing you trained your opponent to block your mixup and taking advantage of it is a nice feeling. Pressuring on wake-up has the element of guesswork that I like; sometimes you try to cross up, sometimes you go for a throw, and sometimes you block and watch that DP whiff.


#2

Footsies and zoning. It always rewards the better-skilled opponent, as opposed to one who makes better guesses.


#3

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Sums up everything I love about great FG’s. The chess like strategy and the psychology of high level play.