Hi, I’m new here. I have always liked the depth and strategy involved in fighting games but never really played them too heavily. I’ve mostly played RTS like SC:Broodwar (pretty damn good at this game). Also play poker.
Recently the CPS SF3:3rd strike emulator was released and I’ve been playing with my Akuma/Ken with my gamepad. I’ve always liked this game, Alpha 3, and CvS2 the best of all fighter games.
I was just wondering, what is the best game to learn to play on? What Character is best to learn with? What are some basic strategies, etc? What are the best and worst characters in these games and why? I’ve read Sirlin’s page a few times as well as other game related books (Art Of War, Poker Books, etc)
I’m probably pretty newb (or scrub) /w Akuma but I think I’m pretty decent I guess.
What are some advanced combos, or juggling combos that I can learn pretty simply? What are some glitches or frame timings that I should know?
Where can I get a arcade stick? and how much do they cost? I can understand the benefits to using sticks over gamepads but I really suck at using it (esp. for shoryukens) any tips to improve control?
PS- I’ve watched a bunch of tournament videos and combo videos and they are very entertaining and I can see the skill involved and I have much respect for you guys, but I just don’t understand the subtleties and/or what moves are being used most of the time.
PPS- Victoly plays Dudley right? I signed up with you as a referal if you care (: