I am trying to pick up SFIV and for some reason I really like to play Chun-li. I attempt (and succeed often) into basic gamplay, and often play on a responsive style (that is, defensive until I have chance to punish), and know one or two combos of her. I range around 900BP and have fair fights against people on the same bracket.
Otherwise, I get wrecked.
Hands down, my worst nightmare is Ryu (or toons with similar gameplay). Any little mistake will get me into a combo and there goes a lot of HP (apparently Chun has a stamina handicap?) and it requires a lot of effort of my part to avoid being zoned by fireball-happy characters. There are other challenges also (Dictator’s flying stomp spam fest comes to mind).
My point is, somehow I really like playing that character, but mostly I end up with the feeling that Chun is just way too unbalanced and not worth the effort - but then again I think “This is the most awesome fighting game I know, it cant possibly be this unabalanced, its probably just that I suck too much on it”.
I’ve read about footsies, and Chun’s basic strategies but put short my main questions are:
Am I being too stuborn trying to master such a difficult character as my first main? If yes, which one would be suggested for a noob like me?
What would be the most efficient ways to actually learn a characters. Watching videos or doing Trial mode really isnt helping a lot.
Should I expect to get my ass handed to me a LOT before I actually get any better in the game?
Please add any info, tips and advice you would like.
Now I hope this is the right forum for this post; my apologieis if this isnt the case.
And thanks in advance to all who can help me out here.