So I was listiening to the SRK podcast today and they had a really good discussion on the idea of finding ones strengths and weaknesses, then using that to pick a character. Their recommendation was to try everyone, but I was not sold on the idea as how a character plays can change as you get to higher levels of play in some games.
It also is tough because your not always sure as to how a character is played to his best. For example, you could rush down with a character but they are better at zoning and should zone till you get an opening.
So I wanted to try to see if we could expand on this idea and see if we can find a good method for picking characters.
For people who have been playing for a long time, it is easier to figure out what to pick because you can see patterns in your choices.
For myself, I tend to pick characters, armies (in RTS’s) that emphasize speed. Now I didn’t start taking fighting games “seriously” till Blazblue so I am quite new. I choose Nu and I really like Nu. I like how fast she is, I like how she can pressure people at any range and I like how she gives me time to think. I realized that my reaction ability isn’t very good until I have a lot of practice in that particular situation, but I can think of what to do and read people better. Nu emphasizes this I think.
So far, I have tried to apply that to SF4, but have come up somewhat short. I play rose mainly and I have tried Gouken and Cammy but my success so far has been lackluster at best. For super, I am looking forward to Ibuki as I played with her when I get a chance in 3S and I like her there and even if not, the expanded roster should give more options.
The hard one has been Guilty Gear, I really am lost as to what to pick
To get off the personal part, how did you come to realize what your good and not good at? What recommendations do you have to picking the right character?
Note: Wasn’t sure exactly where to put it, as it was useful for new players mainly so I thought i would put it here, sorry if there is any problems.