So, I’m a big newbie, and I’m having trouble adjusting to street fighter/fighting games. I’ve read many threads here and everyone just said “block”. But, I seem to be terrible at blocking. Specifically, I want to ask how and where to block.
For example: I finally got down that when people jump in, I have to high block first and that if I’m crouching, I’ll get hit by someone in the air automatically. Believe it or not, this took me a while to figure out. My friends enjoyed the free hits I guess (have since moved out of town, so I play alone crying in a corner now). Now, after that first aerial hit, it’s typically best to low-block because when I don’t, I get owned (and combo-ed). Is there a point to blocking high again at this point? Or should I remain in downblock?
For some reason, I have a really tough time with Ken and the shoryukens. Is the first hit of the shoryu always low? Crossups still give me a little trouble, but at least I know I ended up picking the wrong direction when I got hit.
Mainly, I was wondering if anyone had tips on blocking strategy, or where to block (high/low). This seems to be the hardest part of the game for me. I enjoy playing a rushdown game, but the match will inevitably shift, and they go on a string of about 80% of my lifebar it seems :(.
Any advice welcome. I’ll clarify where needed! Just let me know.
Characters I play with/want to play well: Sakura, Gouken, and Akuma (probably best with him).