Hi, new to the Shoryuken forums. First time Street Fighter, First time Poster.
Obviously, I’m still deep within the beginning stage of Street Fighter, and fighting games in general, that stage being me losing with no remorse or mercy to the veteran performers on XBL. I bought SF4 a long while ago, but only recently have I bought SSF4: AE to play the game once more. And, as before, I’m still awful. I’ve been attempting to learn combos, learning my main (Sakura, for now), and other beginning tactics, but I’m still getting punished.
22 wins and 145 losses, if you want specifics.
Gameplay wise, I have problems both offensive and defensive-wise. For defense, I’m just somehow terrible at blocking. I understand the set mechanics of blocking (Jumping attacks go through crouch-blocks, crouching attacks go through standing blocks, etc.), but it seems that people are easily able to break through it, most likely with crossups. I think it may have to do with my reaction time, but does anyone have any helpful guidelines to follow regarding blocking/defense?
For offense, simply put, I jump in WAY TOO MUCH. I know, the simple solution seems to be “don’t jump in”, but I seem to have a bit of an addiction to it, if I can say that. I always feel the need to attempt a cross-up or try cornering my opponent everytime I knock them down. I just seem to be lacking patience in general. For anyone who has had a similar problem like this, any ideas on how to get out of it?
Now, this is probably the biggest problem of them all that I’m facing regarding this game: With me getting dominated each and every time I play, I just can’t really get myself to have fun. I know, winning isn’t everything, but it just feels like the same old song and dance every time. When it seems like I know what the outcome will be each time, it’s really hard to have fun with this game. I find myself getting frustrated a lot with this game, so that’s obviously not helping.
So, for anyone here who’s been in this situation, how did you pull through and enjoy the game? Or, for anyone who’s still in the novice stage, how are you getting yourself to enjoy the game? I don’t just wanna quit now, but at times, it just feels like the frustration I have to go through to get any bit of improvement just isn’t really worth it.