I said this once in the past to a friend and he laughed me out the room. Is learning from the AI viable in this game at least? I mean if not… sucks for me since I rather play against myself than the less-than online mode right now. Obviously the AI wont think like a real person or anything but two things that believe making ai practice useful:
I more or less use the AI to see if they have measures to counter my tactics, in which case I use them against real people. Thats not to say they are perfect in that respect, I have yet to see the AI XFC to negate blockstun, but the basic concept of clean punishment is apparent by playing against the computer. I had the Wolverine AI on very hard trying to wavedash in between Amaterasu’s lightning bolts in Okami shuffle and actuallygot pretty close. lol.
There are some little things that I learned from the cpu that wouldnt probably have me depressed later down the road since I dont see a lot of people doing them. One of them is wavedashing underneath flight or airdashing into a jumping throw.
Oh course the real issue is the same thing that the computer is good for, flawless reaction. They dont fall for ambiguous, crossups, they pushblock at the right number of hits and they counter with impeccable timing. I think for keepaway-style teams the computers training mode is great because they will unforgivingly attempt to push their way in.
And let me pre-face that I dont think the ai is “difficult.” Also playing the HARD ai is better than VERY HARD, the latter just does extended comboes, tag-out spam and super counters light blockstrings which is really ridiculous.