Man I have not played fighting games since Tekken I was released. I think, man I can hardly remember.
Must have been around 15 years ago or something.
I am not the young guy. I have kids etc:-)
Anyway, I used to love competative play such as Arena in WoW or PVP in general.
And it took me until yesterday to realize that what I actually like, is the competativeness in 1 vs 1 or 2-3vs equally many.
So, i researched for half a day which fighting game is the best out there when it comes to this, and I bought Super Street Fighter IV AE edition (for Xbox 360).
I have NEVER played this before.
Now, it took me 20 minutes research to find out that Ken, Ruy, Oni, Yun among others would be the way to go for a beginner. So ok, I thought, fair enough.
BUT…it took me 10 seconds after starting the game to find mr Dudley…and I was hooked.
So I practiced a few hours in training room and I have to say, Im not bad. But I have a ton to still earn.
And its amazingly fun.
Did some arcade battles, and then went online.
And ohh man did I get my arse stomped.
I beat a few people that was on equal skill as me, down to their foots.
But I have to say this: Ken, That green turtler maniac, Oni, Ryu etc.
I had games where I actually know my combos now. I stood for an hours just doing 2 combos until I know them. And I played people that seems like they sit on their handcontrol and move here and there, and they still beat me to pulp.
I sucked it up. And after a while I noticed that my D ranged Dudley started to punch huge holes in B+ ranked players with said characters.
I am hooked, but I must say there are some immense lame players out there, after just one evening online I discovered this.
I am fully determined to coninue with Dudley until perfection, but I find it annoyingly hard to get my ultras in with perfection using a bloody stick. Maybe I need to get one of those Dpad controllers?
IF I play another character it would be Aben or Alben, something.
Thats cause in some games, 50% of the damage I do with dudley is from grappling.
Some people I face are so bad, but still win due to above characters, they just eat grapples after grapples. Machine gun punch combo follwed by a grapple just…
I once lost a game to that green troll when he sat down, and just moved forward and did one move the entire game.
Are there alot of players like this? Cause that was just, I dont mind being emberrased and I definately dont mind loosing, when someone picks me apart like nothing else.
But when i face people that spam 2 things and wins, its a little annoying.
Then again, its also me being bad for not being able to counter them.
Still in the games I do play, I throw in there my 2, 3 combos of normal attacks coupled with atleast 5-7 other moves, where a ken player will shoot his fire, do his upper cut hit and, possibly an ultra. Thats it.
I almost gave up and fell for the Ken, Ryu and Oni characters but I rather learn to play well and learn to beat them. Cause lets be honest, those players wont stand a chanse vs people that actually know how to play the game.
A little dissheartening though to see some characters so incredibly easy to play:-)
I just personally refuse to use such things, cause you just dont learn the ropes that way.
Dudley…he is definately my cup of tea:-)