Hey, so, thanks for giving this a look. I’m a new player who has dabbled in fighting games before, and I even got mildly okay in SFIV with Dudley - but I want to get properly decent in SFV. And I’m getting blown up for the trouble, I’m afraid.
I’m finding myself unable to react to players who act quickly, even if they’re doing stupid things like random jumps and button-mashing on normals recklessly. The game just seems to go too fast, which is a shame, because when I do run into a slower-paced match I do much better and even find the game quite enjoyable. But right now at my level the matches simply feel…random, more often than not. And, even when I do get a read on my opponent, I can’t react quickly enough to counter what they’re doing more often than not, or don’t understand which normals I need to employ in a given situation. I’ve read guides, taken notes on normals and when to use them, tried to practice combos, but, none of it really seems to stick when I have to deal with fighting another human being.
I’ve been told that with experience the pace of the game will seem slower, but I’ve been trying to play semi-daily for about a month now and frankly nothing really seems to be changing, and playing is simply frustrating rather than enjoyable more often than not. Doesn’t help that I really cannot settle on a main with the launch cast. Ah…I don’t know how helpful any of that was, but, if you do have any advice, I’d really appreciate any input. I really want to play this game and have fun, but, I really feel I’m stuck at a wall.