I’ve been casually playing fighting games since Street Fighter II World Warrior release, back when I was just a kid.
Always breezed through Arcade mode and never had much problems playing against fellow arcade players or friends; sure, I’d lose a match here and there, but my win / lose ratio was fine.
When SF IV vanilla was realeased, I kept playing once in a while at my local arcade; eventually I got SSF IV on Steam and played a few online matches. Using Blanka I was able to win 6 ~ 8 out of each 10 fights. Fun times…
Now SF V is out and I’m getting destroyed by other players.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m having fun. But when you win just 6 out of 45 matches, you start to feel a little hopeless.
Spent some time on Training mode, decided to main Rashid… 15 matches, 0 wins.
Tried some other characters, both old & new and managed to win a match here and there (6 in total), but I really don’t feel any confidence playing with any of them.
Command execution isn’t a problem, I can perform every special move on the game with 100% consistency. The problem is that, even knowing the basics of footsies / poking / zoning, I can’t seem to apply this knowledge against 95% of my adversaries; they just dominate the entire battle and ran over me like a truck.
So, I’d really appreciate some tips.
Sorry for any english mistakes, I’m not a native speaker.
- This “confession” was written yesterday in the afternoon.
Last night I’ve played some more, using Ken most of the time; I’ve managed to get a win or two and a few close matches, but I’m still being destroyed be oponents with simple tactics. Playing this game online feels so differente than SF IV… Please, based Ono, bring Blanka back. haha /sad