*Question: Is linking supposed to be such a nightmare? *
Is linking supposed to feel this super hard? It is making the game almost unplayable for me.
Why? Because several sessions of trying (up to 30 minutes) I can’t link, no matter how fast or slow I go. That is not fun, and I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.
I pretty much just put down playing SF4 because I couldn’t link if a gun was put to my head. Games like Soul Calibur, Mortal Kombat, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, I can play easily. I am not especially skilled, but I don’t feel like I have to FIGHT the game itself just to get my character to pull a simple combo. Now I’m renting SFxT and running into the same nightmare, where banging my head against a wall seems less painful. I’ve also been told that “If opponent blocks, you went too slow. If you attack doesn’t even come out, you went too fast”…this gives a general idea but still its like being lost in a maze and somebody telling you which direction north is, helps a little but not significantly.
What I was trying to do was Poison’s mission #08 in SFxT which was
- Standing M. Punch
- Crouching L. Punch
…after a long long period of trying and asking others for help, I finally got it. Personally I feel like it was way too hard for such a simple task, but I think I got the general idea. You gotta wait until the first move completely finishes its animation before you are given a short window of opportunity to then perform the second move in. After I did this once, I repeated trying it like 6 more times just to make sure I get it down.
Then I attempt Poison’s mission #10 in SFxT, which was a bit more complicated but I only have one part that gives me trouble, this set of moves
- Standing H.Punch
- Quarter Circle Back + any Punch
After a half hour of frustrating failed attempts, I finally gave up and did something else with my time. If linking was walking, I’d be tripping every single step.
I get the feeling that these games are trying to be fun and enjoyable, with pick up and play elements even for beginners yet having a deeper richer gameplay for experts…but it feels like this** basic** concept of linking requires a super evil hardcore nerd-rage inducing level of skill requreirement just to pull off. I wouldn’t even recommend SFxT or SF4 to anybody because they have such frustrating experiences for me, but I absolutely love the characters so I do want to get better, but I just end up getting frustrated at every trainging attempt.
Maybe I’ll get it one day, but my question still remains
***Is linking supposed to feel this super increadibly hard? ***
Thank you for any honest responses.