I’m a relatively new player to the fighting game scene, having only recently picked up an interest in fighting games. I used to play Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition on PC casually, but I am now trying to transition to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on my PS3.
Being a newbie in playing fighting games on console, I seem to have pretty terrible execution, as well as not really knowing what works for me in general on UMvC3. I will be playing with a DualShock controller for a very long time to come, so I’m not really open to ideas of getting a pad to play UMvC3 with.
My question is, are there any tips out there that can help me improve my game? Currently I’ve been using the D-Pad for input, should I be using the analog stick instead? I also fumble up with pressing combinations like S+A, S+B, S+C, Taskmaster Legion Arrow combinations, etc.
I also played Marvel vs. Capcom 1 on my PS1 but this was a VERY long time ago (maybe 10 years ago, I haven’t used a console to play a fighting game since), so I don’t really remember how to play characters who may have recurred in UMvC3 from MvC1, such as Wolverine and Captain America. I was also using the Simple controller back then, as opposed to learning how to play on Normal/Manual controller, as I am doing now with UMvC3.
Also I would probably want to learn about match ups, how to get into fights, etc. I’ve been playing it for 2 days now, and most of the time I fumble right at the beginning when I try to attack my opponent, such as getting push blocked, or not guarding in time (I really suck at guarding). I also want to know when I should be using assists, and how to get accustomed to using assists, since I did not play MvC2. As I have stated the most recent fighting game I’ve played was SSF4:AE about 3 months ago, and that game did not have stuff like assists. I have been reading some of the posts on the forum, but at times they still baffle me, and even with combo threads I feel that I would not be able to successfully execute long strings of attacks. Right now I am holding off on team building until I better understand the game, as for now I only intend to play with the AI.
My goal is to try to at least be competent in online play (not necessarily to be the best, but to at least make it worth my while - and my opponent’s while - trying online play). Thanks for any tips that can help me! Cheers!