just started playing, very fist fighting game, and i dont ever expect to be winning or even doing well with anything. but i decided to finally try my first online matches after getting a general grasp on a couple combos. but after trying things online im fully confused. combos seem to flat out not be working. ill try a critical art legit 8 times before it works online, but offline i might mess it up once or twice if i do it too fast. is online play actually this bad (and yes i tried setting to only match with 5 bars). or am i actually missing something.
now the couple times i actually managed to get the inputs to work at all my critical was flat out blocked. whats the point of a critical if it can just be blocked like any other attack? i must be missing something here. are criticals just for show?