I’ve been having some trouble deciding on who to learn next. I’m trying to, “broaden my horizons” I guess you could say. I used to main Sakura and played her exclusively, but I got a little sick of my options (or lack thereof) and the odds being stacked against me in a lot of my matches. Well, I randomly picked up Cody a week or so ago and have been having a lot of fun playing with him, more so than with Sakura.
However, these are the only two characters I can play decently right now. I’m a little tired of only having two characters to choose from when I’m in Endless sessions with my friends, so I’ve been trying to learn other characters, but there always seems to be something getting in the way. For example:
I tried Fei Long first since I used to play with him back during SFII, but that was a while back. I can’t even seem to do his flaming kick or chicken wing consistently now. The command is too hard for some reason.
There was a trial in particular I kept trying to clear, but couldn’t because it was a combo that involved the light version of the chicken wing, but after trying for 30 minutes or so, I just couldn’t get the chicken wing out at all, lol. So, I’d really like to learn Fei Long since I always thought he was pretty cool, but these commands are killing me (including his command grab that puts him behind his opponent).
Does anybody have any tips on how I can work on learning those commands? I’m pretty sure the answer will be, “practice practice practice”, but I’ve done that and I can’t get these commands out at all even after going in training for an hour or so. I’ve also thought about picking up a charge character, but I run into another problem.
Now, I can throw out a Sonic Boom, sure, but it takes forever it seems like. I see my friends, even guys that don’t really play charge characters, throw them out as fast as hadoukens and I have NO idea how they do it, lol. I don’t really understand why I have to charge for so long before it comes out when these guys seem like they barely charge at all.
Oh and I also seem to have trouble with HCF motions as well. Like with Karakusa, I can do it on the left side, but not consistently. However, on the right side, I can barely even do it at all (MAYBE once out of ten tries). So, if anybody has any input on how to help me improve with my execution for these commands or can think of a character to suggest trying to learn based on Cody and Sakura, then feel free to throw it out there.
Oh and it might be relevant, I’m not sure, but I’m using a stick to play the game and have been using it for a little over half a year.