Hey there Shoryuken forums. I’m relatively new here and I have some questions.
See I come from the competitive Smash scence, Melee, Brawl, Brawl+. I quit tourney Brawl though (shit sucks, haha). I’ve also had some experience with BlazBlue tourneys, sorta, and one Guilty Gear tourney. (I quit BB too, I prefer Guilty Gear way more)
Now about SF. I’ve been a big fan of the series for a long time, but I’ve never taken the time to sit down, play, and figure out anything. With me being interested in playing SF4 again, and SSF4 coming out on my birthday, April 27th, I’m pretty excited and hoping I can learn as much as possible with SF4 before Super comes out.
Not my questions:
How do you figure out which attacks of a character link and are special cancel-able? See, coming from GG, BB, TvC, MvC, Smash, etc I know that there are less attacks, but it is somewhat easy to figure out what combos into what, and what is special cancel-able. The internet helps with that too, but SF’s got a lot of attacks, and it feels much harder for me to figure out what actually links, combos, resets, is special cancel-able, etc. Even if I have the training computer set ot auto-guard to block “non-combos”.
How should I, a beginner, start his practice? I know things like the notations, most acronyms for attacks, Ex: SPD, DP, QCF, NJ.FP, etc, so that’s something.
What attack beats what, and what is useful for that situation. That might just be something that I have to figure out on my own against other people, but, for example, there are so many normals that can be done in the air, yet I only really see the longer-range looking kicks used, probably for cross-ups. Are the other jump-ins just bad?
And if this helps, I’m interested in: Gouken, Abel, Akuma, and Dan. I’ll figure out more some other time.
Thanks for the help guys. Happy to be here, and be playing Street Fighter finally.
EDIT I also forgot to ask: how do you know what attacks are FADC-able, and what is the command that you normally do to do them in a combos? Attack, -> FADC -> whatever combo?