Ok first of all I would like to say I don’t consider myself too defensive. When I play against ppl that are NOT MUCH better than I am then I would never turtle or anything.
There are however, these 2 dudes at my local arcade which I consider pretty good (one of them placed 2nd in the first tosf tourney I heard), and they mainly use shotos. Whenever they use Akuma I pretty much have no chance to win (can probably win 1/10 or so games). Ken is annoying too since they keep doing air ex hurrican kick which attacks both front and back but it’s not as hard as Akuma. The damage is set to really high which is a disadvantage for Hugo as well. I try not to parry to much since if I miss, a non-super Akuma combo would take off 1/2 of Hugo’s life. Hence I block a lot. And that’s what pisses them off. It just seems like they hate to play against me. One of them even said, ‘The game gets boring when you play defensive’. It’s not like I just block all day long and gets pushed to corner every round.
I mean I know 3s is a fast pace rush down game for most ppl (at least here in Toronto anyway), but is there any wrong with playing defensive w/ Hugo against good players? Is that how you guys play?
Just one more thing. One of the 2 shoto players are really good at parrying. It seems like he can parry 80% of my slaps and claps and go into crouching mk -> super. Now I don’t think I’m that predictable with my stand up attacks but is it possible that he can parry those on reaction since they are slow attacks? In the end I try to stick out less claps and slaps but it got him more pissed off.