Hey guys. I’m essentially an utter noob at Street Fighter. I remember button mashing at the arcade growing up for a stretch but I haven’t really tried to sit down and learn the ins and outs of SF until fairly recently. Essentially I’m flat out fresh meat. So I have SSIV Arcade Edition for the 360, gonna be picking up USF4 for the PS3 soon to have the latest iteration available to me. I guess the biggest hurdle was/is getting the timing down for combos and links. Coming off of being a pretty decent (not great but solid online I guess) MK9 player (honestly I think MK9 got me back into fighting games, renewed my interest if you will) I have a newfound respect for good SF players. Learning that SF is a game that takes a tremendous amount of precision, accuracy and by extension skill. But I’m really enthralled by that, finding everything to be super fun and strategic.
That being said as a new player just diving into Arcade Edition (soon USF4) I’ve been trying to learn 3 characters: Fei Long, Evil Ryu, and Yun. I’m watching a lot of competition vids of Mago/Fuudo, Daigo, and Kazunoko to try to pick up on what they do with these characters. I’d say my Fei and E Ryu are coming along, Yun is proving to be a little harder for me to feel comfortable with (have no idea what to do with his super or what it specificially does besides making combos easier to chain, I think as a whole I’m having a hard time feeling comfortable in knowing how I should play Yun…with Fei it’s getting inside and controlling the distance precisely to utilize rekkas and I use E. Ryu’s zoning to set up his high damage combos inside). Idk I guess I’m just having a slightly easier time getting an understanding of Fei and E Ryu versus Yun. Any tips for a noob are much appreciated.
Aside from that since I am new to SF I’m really wanting to understanding the fundamentals down. What are the fundamentals?
Also I’ve been playing on a 360 controller which might be a problem for several reasons. I don’t really use my 360 anymore except for SF: AE, I’ve essentially jumped ship to Sony (when I get USF4 it’ll be on PS3 unless the PS4 port comes within the next month or so in which case I’ll wait for that) so I don’t want to pick up habits on a controller I won’t be using in the future. This leads me to my next question I suppose. I’m looking to get a fight stick but was thinking I might want to get an entry level one and not shell out massive cash for one with Sanwa parts. Seeing how I’m new I was thinking getting an entry level stick would be great for me to just learn how to play on an arcade stick.
I was looking at the Qanba Q1. Is it solid? I know it uses Qanba parts so if I learn/get used to the Q1 and it’s Qanba parts would it hinder me when I eventually upgrade to something with Sanwa parts? Also I have a PS4 and plan on getting a stick for that when they restock in places or get them in maybe several months from now so at the same time that’s another reason I don’t wanna dip too hard on a PS3 stick.
That’s all I can think of right now but happy to dive into Street Fighter. It’s been a blast so far.