Hey, I’m a long time 2-D fighter fan who has just recently gotten into cvs2. I’m amazed how well it meshed some of the best fighting games in existance. In this thread I am looking for some pointers on the topics I’ve listed below, if you want to just repond to 1 or 2, then you can just type a response with the corresponding number from the topic.
1.) My team that I have been using has been Hibiki (lvl1) Ryu (lvl1) and Joe (lvl2). I just want to know if there is anything freakishly wrong with this team. From what I’ve seen on this forum, choosing characters is unimportant, it’s the mastering of the tactics that really counts.
2.) I’ve been using C-Groove, mostly because with C I don’t really have to worry about it. I like rolling (though lately my friend likes to grab me right out of a throw) and air blocking, but I don’t utilize much of anything else, especially canceling. I was thinking of venturing into N groove, seeing that it’s like C grooves better half. Is this a good idea?
3.) Combos - Is there a good website other then gamefaqs that has some really good combos that are not A groove based? And even when i find some, it seems that my characters are not really combo savy.
4.) What are good combo starters / moves that can go into specials with these 3 characters? Or where can I find these out? I have found some on my own, but like ryu’s med punch in the air opens the enemy wide open after a hit, it is quite hard to plant with the lack of range.
5.) Where can I get a list of the “Tiers” that the characters are in (my friend always talks about how the top tier is only capcom guys except one, i dont really know what he’s talking about).
6.) I have the dreamcast version, but i play my friend on the XBOX. There seems to be a large difference in the joysticks, should I save up and get an X-Arcade stick? Or just try to master both controllers. Does the X-Arcade make it easier?
I can’t wait to follow this forum for a while, training, eventually getting xbox live, and hopefully fighting some of you some day. 2D fighters are a dying breed in this age of “niche gaming”. But the best thing about 2D’ers, is that only true gamers get in this deep.
Sorry for such a long first post.