Hello. This is my first post on SRK and I’d like to ask the vets of the site a few questions. The only fighting games I’ve ever played were the DBZ Boudokai games on the PS2 and even I know those aren’t the most technical fighters. I want to seriously get into fighting games but I feel like I’m completely out of my comfort zone into a new world I have little knowledge about. I have played a few hours of SSF4: AE 2012 but that was just me smashing buttons and I want to actually become at least an intermediate player as opposed to a button masher so if anyone can, could you please answer these following questions?
Do I need a stick? I feel like I’m at a disadvantage with the 360 controller due to the abysmal D-pad. If I do need a stick, where should I look? Do I build one or buy one?
How do I choose a main? I’ve read a few posts on archetypes and in my limited playing time, it seems like I prefer rush down characters.
What are some good resources for tutorials? I don’t want (and I’m sure everyone else doesn’t want) to make a new topic every time I have a question.
If anyone could answer one or all of these questions, I’d be very grateful. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Disregard the second question. I’ll just fire up training, spend 10 or so minutes with each character and pick my favorite.