Just want to put out there, that I’m the type of person who really enjoys and is actually decent with 3D fighting games. 2D aren’t my specialty. I’m willing to learn though and be good at 2D fighting games. I want a good game to start with though. I’m really into Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition at the moment, but I would like to test out some more. I have played Marvel VS Capcom, Persona, Blazblue, and Street Fighter. I think that’s it.
Even though I’ve been playing games since I was young, especially fighting games. This year I finally came to understand, somewhat, how fighting games really work. It makes me feel like a failure. Though, I am happy that I have progressed. My boyfriend basically is my teacher in helping me get better, and actually suggested this site to me awhile back. I never made an account because I didn’t really take fighting games as seriously as I have been wanting to. My boyfriend talks about participating in Evo and so on. We watch matches together and analyze the fighters’ strategy.
I guess my first fighting game was Super Smash Bros., but then I started to play Soul Calibur and LOVED it. ( I still do… ) When I was playing Soul Calibur III back then, the game came with a disc that gave you previews for games coming out at the time. That is when I went and bought King of Fighters 2006, then Tekken 5 ( BIG MISTAKE ). Not until maybe or not even a year ago my boyfriend got me into playing 2D fighting games. He plays Street Fighter, Persona, Marvel VS Capcom, Blazblue, and has played games that I have never even heard of. Such as, Guilty Gear, Skull Girls (?), Darkstalkers, and a lot of other games. I can’t remember the names.
Anyways, ever since I played Tekken 5 I was highly against ever playing another Tekken game. Not until recently did my boyfriend persuade me to play Tag Tournament 2. I have to admit, I’m addicted. I’m not sure what it is about the game, but I absolutely love it. I practice with the game a couple hours everyday. Either I’m in training or playing Ghost Battles. I have never played online because I don’t have the online pass. ( I borrow the game ) I’ve been talking about playing Tag Tournament 2 competitively, but I feel very inexperienced with the lack of online. I’ve pretty much found my main character that I will probably always have on my team, which is Jaycee. I’ve been switching off between Alisa, Lili, and XiaoYu for my partner.
Oh, by the way, I use a regular controller. I have used a FightPad and Arcade Stick. It’s very hard for me to switch to these products, but I’m slowly getting used to a FightPad.
I’m going to be honest, before I started watching people who truly train in fighting games, I was a very aggressive player. I refused to guard and had the lame excuse that guarding is for the weak. Yeah… I was wrong. Now, I guard when I need to and crouch a lot more. I actually use combos that add up, instead of combos that are very basic. I also use to say that whoever uses special moves need the extra help, and I don’t. Once again, I was crazy for saying that! I’m everything my child self didn’t want to become! That’s why I am a decent player now. Last month, I did my first Hadouken and Shoryuken! I was so proud!
If anyone can suggest a game that I would like 3D or 2D, please tell me! I’m also open to giving any games I’ve already listed another go, but of course with some tips that could possibly help me adjust to 2D fighting games. Like, if you could explain to me the major differences between the 2 that really effect how you’re suppose to play the game.
Please don’t be too harsh on me! Thank you!
Fighting Games I Own:
Soul Calibur 2, 3, 4, 5 and PSP Soul Calibur game
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The King of Fighters 2006
Dead or Alive 5
Not sure if these count but…
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Fighting Games I Have Played But Don’t Own:
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift or BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II ( I don’t know which one I played out of these 2 )
Persona 4 Arena
Marvel VS Capcom 3 Ultimate
Marvel VS Capcom Origins
This is all I can think of at the moment…