So I’ve been playing Rufus for a while now on PS3.
I recently went to my first tournament in which almost all of the machines were also PS3, and I came in 7th which was pretty rad. I noticed that the only two matches I lost were on XBox. I thought my execution was faltering because of nerves as I moved up the bracket, and didn’t think much of it.
Fast forward to this past Wednesday in which I went to WNF with a friend of mine (in which all of the machines are XBox). I’m using my friend’s stick and am noticing that my standing short is not coming out after dive kick. Like…at all. I know I’m timing it right, it’s just not coming out. My Rufus is basically just dive kicking and then eating a throw or crouch jabs because even my throws are not coming out (or when they do come out, they’re grabbing air). I go 0-2 and look like a complete moron because of this, and am stumped.
Then my friend informs me of something that I guess is common knowledge, which is the 2-frame input lag on PS3 (which I initially thought was more of a hoax than anything else). Thus, all of the execution timing I’ve been learning is “early” when I get to XBox. So my throws try to grab characters in block stun or don’t come out at all, and my standing shorts don’t come out at all as well.
This is pretty discouraging considering I’ve put a lot of time into this game and this character only to find out that I’ll have to invest a pretty significant chunk of change to play it on a platform that is more standardized than the rest (not to mention stick modding costs).
Any advice? Or is this a, “that’s the way the cookie crumbles” scenario?