SFIVAE was the first Street Fighter I’ve played. I still don’t know how to do ultras all that well, I’m very new. I have like 8 hours total on this game (on any Street Fighter Ever).
EDIT: I should not have used the word tip. This seems to have upset a few users so instead lets pretend I said this. I also forgot to mention that I use the PC version. So Online play is not a viable option.
My process: (feel free to give advise, revised for community)
- (I) spend most ur my time in practice mode rehearsing combos, then follow up in arcade to see where ur weakness is then back to practice.
- Don’t complain
- Learn to block while gradually increasing AI difficulty. Don’t fight back, just block.
- Learn ONE character well, get the basic mechanics down. A lot of characters have similar attacks with only slightly different inputs.
- Enjoy the beautiful graphics
EDIT: I do this for developing reflexes, as the genre is new to me. Muscle memory for blocking is a learned thing.
Block, Rehearse combos, enjoy the music or play ur own.
Enjoy the game.
EDIT: The following is my experience. After practicing combos/blocking/etc I perform better at lan parties where we play PC fighters.
Eventually you will get ur combos right, you’ll start breezing through the arcade mode and who ur fighting wont matter as much as where they are on the map.
- Im no pro, but I dont look at my char too much even though shes amazing. Look at the enemy.
- If the enemy is one of the sumo-grabber types, don’t be stupid and get grabbed.
- If ur fighting a long-ranger like viper, good news, learn to jump (or reflect? i dont know if this game has a character
like Smoke that can bounce projectiles but its a good chance to).
- Choose a character you are good at, I was lucky in that my favorite character is my best but u may need to find one that suits
- Blame your controller before you blame the input requirements. This game is very simple, but the controller may not be hitting inputs well.
For example, Xbawx Dpads are trash, and PStripple controllers, although better for fighters, are still eh. If you want precision go mechanical keyboard/fightstick/hitbox. A decent mechanical keyboard will serve u well on fighters as well as FPS/RTS or any pc game.
Also don’t complain even if ur controller is problematic because it won’t change anything.
I dont want to patronize about the complaining thing, its not my intention. It is truly a waste of time. If there is a mechanic you dont understand, then tutorial/ask. Again, I have ~8 hours on this game. Don’t believe me? http://steamcommunity.com/id/thatsaxi. I dont own or play on any consoles, I am brand new to fighters.
If ur controller has one of those lame round dpads like mine does, then lift ur
finger and manually hit the trigger directions. This guarantees that a combo/attack/special/we will execute even if its slightly less comfortable.