So I’ve been playing SSF4 for about, 3 days now, and I’m still not positive on which character I wan’t to main. My friends are all using Ryu, but I don’t want to start with him and only know how to play shoto characters. Right now, I’ve narrowed it down to Abel, Bison, Gouken, or Sagat.
Abel seems to be the hardest to master, as I can’t for the life of me beat all these damn Ryu players. I’m not sure how exactly to punish people who constantly jump in, and I’m not sure whether or not to use the roll to go for a throw, or a COD. Also, when I try to set-up a combo with his elbow launcher, either I can’t close the distance enough for the second hit to connect, or I land it and I’m not sure which move to follow up with.
I’m having some of the same problems with Bison. Its very hard to punish players who constantly rush in, especially Ryu and Zangief. I’m sort of just going for chip damage with medium and light scissor kicks, and waiting for the time to counter, or enough distance to headstomp.
Gouken has the anti-air fireballs, sure, but when I’m trying to bait someone, and they take it, I’m not sure what to follow-up with. His upwards hurricane kick is great, but hard to setup.
For Sagat, its really just a matter of feeling like I’m being cheap,and hes a fireball char. I stay away, and punish jump ins with TP or TK, and spam fireballs. I use his hard kick to hit guys jumping in if I can’t get out a TP fast enough. However, people get closed into me, and I’m not sure what to go for, so I’m having trouble against players who constantly rush and pressure.
P.S.- Having a REALLY hard time with link combos. Feedback would be much appreciated. =)