Okay I’ve always been a borderline casual player, I travel to tournaments in my area and I am trying to level up, but I would not say I’m an avid tournament player by any means.
I’ve played third strike for awhile now, seriously off and on and I’m thinking about changing mains to keep the game fresh. (Plus I think I’m boring of my character, Remy, and Makoto is about as drastic a change as you can go from Remy. ) Anyway I’m trying out various characters to see where it falls and I’ve been practicing Makoto.
I can pull off consistently most of the smaller parts that makes Makoto, I can kara-karakusa most of the time. Full stun combo still needs work, I’m competent in my execution is what I’m trying to get across.
What I’m having trouble with, is I often dash into pokes, and just have a plan hard time getting karakusa on people more than maybe once a match. Are there any tips?
It seems to be most pronounced when I play Ken’s, because I’m often poked out of a lot of the stuff I try to do.
Basically this is a general question, but I guess from playing Remy I haven’t had a whole lot of experience in rushing someone down and just trying to get inside on them. So I’m trying to evolve from my defensive, poking, mindset into more aggressive offensive, momentum mindset. How does one effectively close the gap, and do so without getting poked out? (I would appreciate any responses even if not Makoto specific, since I’m trying to also round out my skillset by being able to play both defensively and offensively capably.)
So I know a lot of this may be from just plain lack of experience, but as I don’t have regular comp, I was wondering if you guys could give me any pointers to get me headed in the right direction on how to get inside. I’m so used to working to keep people away, :wgrin:.