I honestly don’t understand it sometimes. When expert players tell me to watch matches of fights on the expert scenes, it’s all so confusing. I see it, but it’s like watching a football game: even if you know the rules, without an expert knowledge of the game, you don’t know what you’re seeing. You know nothing of what to look for. Every match is so confusing and the pros tell you to watch, but they never tell you what to look for and assume you’ll figure it out.
Well, even after watching every video I could, I never ever understood what I was supposed to be learning. I look at the videos, I see the gameplay, but it’s like I can’t understand what’s going on at the core. I really can’t learn FGs from watching videos because I have no idea what’s going on. How the hell am I supposed to get better when I really don’t understand anything?
I was considering going to the store tomorrow morning and trading in all of my games (3D Dot, BBCS:EX, and DMC4) in order to get SSF4AE (it’s $30 for the PS3 version), but I’m wondering full on if I’ll ever “get” the flow of an FG match. I keep wondering if I’ll actually learn. It’s one thing to say “it’s okay to lose”- I can get that, but it’s another thing to say “watch videos of pro players” and hope that I understand whatever the hell is going on.
I mean, how do you “understand” the flow of a match? Is there some magic trick to it, or what? I’m starting to feel like even SSF4AE won’t teach me how to play FGs better. It’s like all I know are the basic controls. I don’t like “spammy bratkid [S]nieger[/S] hadouken” style strategies, but at the same time, I know that’s how I’ll have to play to learn the game. And it’s infuriating, because I don’t want to be seen as some lowlife immature little brat who whines every time he loses like the Callz of Dooteh fag he is (FYI, I’ve never played, nor will ever play, CoD - [S]I consider it a part of Romney’s War Training program for the White Christ Crusade[/S] I think it’s a crappy game overall, much like WoW and all it’s Chinese [S]Zedong[/S] Clones).
I’m lost - what should I do?