Hey guys, I know jack shit about fighitng games. I’ve been watching the community since November 2010 and I’ve been truely entertained by countless streams and videos and it just occured to me that I would like to become more than just an “innocent spectator;” granted I’ve picked up nuggets of information here and there from all of the aforementioned videos/streams, but I’m hardly arrogant enough to think I know anything about anything. That’s why I’m here; I want to learn as much as I can possibly learn about fighting games - particularly Capcom’s games I.E. Street Fighter. There is one little problem: I don’t own any Street Fighter and I never have. So basically, I really want to play, I’m eager to learn…but, I have no starting point.
I’d love to “just buy the game” – the issue I have is “What game?” You see, I’ve read a lot and apparently it seems to be consensus that trying to learn more than one game at one time is a formula for disaster, especially for a new player. I don’t want to try to do too much at one time so I really want to focus my attention on one game and one character/team. Now, I happen to find myself wanting to join this community right as it’s one month off from the release of the potential “next big thing” if you will. And I"m at a loss. Do I pick up IV or do I take a potential risk and give Street Fighter X Tekken my attention? I have to be honest and admit that the “new game smell” is getting to me and that game is looking to be very fun. However, I’m also aware of the negative critcism the game has been receiving as it concerns to certain gameplay mechanics that may or may not “break the game.” Anyway, to cut this novel short, what would you do if you were in my position?
Thanks for any and all advices given - oh and if you have any other advice that may pertain to being apart of the community in anyway I would be glad to hear that as well.