Hello, I’ve been playing SF4 casually on and off at friends’ homes since release, but I’ve probably only played less than 20games in total. Yesterday I finally bought the game and played a bit in training then spent 2 hours online. Right now I’m thinking of maining Akuma but I need some help.
When I’m hit confirming a crouching opponent, what are my options to combo into light tatsu -> H.Shoryuken? I know C.HP forces them to stand, but I’m having a hard time ever linking that, I assume the timing is too strict for me at this stage. So what are my other options that’s more practically to pull off in a real match?
Alternatively, if I couldn’t combo into light tasu, what are the best moves to finish up? I tried EX fireball but I feel like should have been able to do more damage and might have cost me games because of that. Shoryuken seem to only work when very close up and will whiff otherwise, too unsafe?
Another question. Is it worth 2 bars to FADC into Shaku after light Tatsu -> Shoryuken? I remember someone told me back in SF4 it was a very heavy hitting combo, but now that I’ve tried it in tranning, it doesn’t seem to do much damage and stun. I just don’t have the experience to make a decision.
Thanks for the help.