For all you pros out there, try to remember the times you were a newbie like me. When you weren’t knowledgeable of all the characters so fights got hard sometimes. What did you do after the battle, did you learn anything? Was it frustrating, tough love, whatever?
Just the other day I was fighting a Gen online (first one I encountered), I’m feeling pretty confident because I beat their Dhalsim with Dan. But when the round starts the raping began. He pulled off combos that couldn’t’ be blocked after they connected, and flew around the screen in Crane style and switched styles on the go like mad. It was like fighting two guys at once, the Oga (the thing where he jumps to the ceiling) gets comboed INTO the Mantis move where he floats in the air kicking up to 7 times ( still can’t figure out how to do that, is it mashing or what?). After the hard punishment, my Sakura lay on the ground bloody and humiliated, while Gen put his old wrinkly dick away and walked away.
Anyways, the point is that match was a hard lesson for me. I have to admit it was frustrating but he wasn’t being cheap, it was like I didn’t know how to play the game just getting pummled. I didn’t know Gen’s combos, how he can combo different styles, and some of his Oga options. I went to training mode, played as him and fought him on the hardest difficulty, but the CPU still didn’t pull of combos that guy did. But I am more familiar with Gen now and I am ready for the next time I face one.