Edit: Making this thread in my fit of rage wasn’t my best and brightest moment. To sum it all up though I felt as though my arsenal wasn’t complete and I was losing because I didn’t know a good sum of the game mechanics. Just that feeling in my gut where I felt my style was incomplete. And yes I did look for tutorial videos. Some weren’t explaining very well, I could barely understand the commentator, and some third reason that escapes me. But the people on Shoryuken are kind and are giving me good advice and my gameplay in the short time has improved with their advice.
I’ve been playing fighting games since I was a kid, in and out of my fighting love craze and now I have a strong dedication and craving for fighting games. I practice a lot whenever I play to learn the special moves and see if I can make any combos (don’t let my name fool you). So I just got UMvC two days ago. I’m not good but I’m good enough to know what I’m doing, how to do air combos, and I’ve looked up videos on youtube in order to get better. Nothing is helping me. I have no book in the game case though when I picked up the game case there was a book in it (stupid behind Gamestop clerk. No one said take the book out) and the lack of a tutorial mode to teach me the basics and advanced is nerve racking. I love the gameplay and I love the character roster but this lack of a tutorial is killing me. It’s turning me off especially when I need to know how to stop a aerial combo or escape this combo and yadda yadda. I’m considering taking this game back tomorrow and getting a different which I really don’t wanna do. I’m tired of playing Super Street Fighter 4 and Street X Tekken. They feel way too slow and I feel this game is the game for me but I am just getting frustrated losing match after match against players my same rank who are doing immensely better than me. I don’t understand Team Synergy entirely and would help if I knew which characters were best for which role but searching isn’t helping. My point is, through my idiotic, rage fueled ramblings, is I need help with learning the mechanics of this game because I feel there are mechanics that aren’t appearing to me and I am losing because I can’t see em and I can’t master them. And please don’t just say practice practice practice. For fighting games I need a direction or something for me to practice with. A skill I can repeat and use in situations so I can master it. Just going to training mode with my team isn’t helping cause all I’m doing is doing the same aerial combo over and over and not doing anything different. I love the fighting game genre and I don’t want to take this game back but I don’t wanna keep getting upset and angry because I know I have no way of learning certain mechanics.