Hi! I’m a beginner to fighting games, so this’ll be a very beginner question. (Hope this is the right place to post it… mainly, it relates to every fighting game but for me, it’s focused around UMVC3.)
It’s a more… nuanced “how do I choose a character” question, but not a “choose one for me!” discussion.
As everyone knows, all fighting games have their fair share of good characters and bad characters, so I have two choices (considering all else equal): play a good character or a bad character.
If I choose a good character, theoretically I’ll win more but I might be spoiling myself and my learning (because… am I winning or is the character winning?), and I, like many others, would prefer playing a less common character instead of just being another scrub playing a high tier character.
If I choose a bad character, I’ll win less but I might learn more and I’ll be playing a less common character, which I should theoretically enjoy because I’m a hipster wannabe.
Everyone I’ve asked said, “just play what you want to play and don’t care about the haters,” but there are pros and cons to playing good characters (pro - …good, con - not unique and spoiling) and bad characters (pro - be a hipster, training “~with weights on,” con - probably win less).
I know lots of people play bad characters and win, but plenty more play bad characters and lose. Basically, I don’t want to play too good of a character, but I might be limiting myself because of that belief.
What do you think about the dichotomy between choosing good and bad characters? (Sorry such a dumb question became such a long one…)