I would like to introduce myself. I’m an old school SFII player who recently downloaded the SSFII Turbo Remix for the 360 - and have found some tremendous games online. I was told about these forums - and I’ve since really enjoyed the insight that it’s members has to offer. I’ve spent alot of time reading posts - and it has been informative and enjoyable. I’m glad to be a part of it - and I thank the players that offer their knowledge through productive posting - along with entertainment through casual posting. I recognize many of the names here from the beta and I look forward to more battles as we near the release of the actual game.
As a player, I have several strengths - but also several weaknesses. I can perform special moves and combos as easily as I can hit a button. My favorite tactic is to throw a low short kick - and start the DP motion. If the short kick hits clean, I finish the motion and hit FP to finish the combo. If they block it, I cut the motion short and hit FP for a throw. It works well off a cross-up, in wake-up games, or after a whiffed attack. Although I play with the standard 360 controller, combos come pretty easy to me. What doesn’t come easy to me is patience or advanced strategy. Although I block on reaction pretty well, I can’t seem to stay crisp and play defensive. My defense really lacks sometimes - and I rarely seem to win long matches against strong players. Is it necessary that I learn to play defensive to improve - or should I just work on honing aggressive play? Any advice you have to offer me will be taken to heart and much appreciated.
I play for the intrigue. I prefer to play players that I can’t beat than have my ego stroked through easy matches. I think it starts with my opponent’s ability to punish. If I can make mistake after mistake - and still control a match then I’m not going to learn anything during that match. If someone becomes predictable or makes a mistake, it is necessary for me to take advantage and punish. Oddly enough, many players on the beta struggle to punish effectively. I look forward to the release of the full game because I have a feeling that will change on that day. If I punish - and my opponent punishes - the game will have the intrigue that I play for. Those games make the SFII beta the best gaming experience on the net for me. Looking at the names I recognize on these forums, the players here punish with impunity - which for me, makes it the place to be.
I look forward to more matches in the future and I apologize if this was posted in the wrong place.