Ok so I will need to go into a bit of back story for this:
I have been teaching my friend how to play Street Fighter and he is still in his early stages. Even though he has been playing the game for quite some time, he still does some weird habits such as random DPs, not being able to finish a combo and definately the worst one, mashing an Ultra during my combos.
Now most of these would be okay as long as the player understands that what he’s doing is bad habits and need to be fixed. However, he defends the Ultra habit and says that it is intentional and very useful. I always tell him that a reversal DP is a much better option but this is his defense:
- A reversal Ultra does MUCH more damage than a reversal DP or special move.
- It is just as useful. It can hit someone during their block string/combo and it teaches them a HARD lesson to not mess up again and it can even give me wins.
- You have to sacrifice 2 super bars to make a reversal safe. So if you know you are going to lose a round, why waste 2 meters of super to try and stay in the match when you can just use an Ultra and if it hits, you have made a great comeback or better yet, won the round! And if it misses or if they block it then oh well, I was going to lose anyway.
- I dont see why people frown upon wakeup/reversal Ultras when they are much more useful than a DP.
I do tell him that people really don’t respect someone that mashes Ultra but he doesn’t care. My friends who are my skill level play him and they aren’t impressed at his attempt at a comeback. Also, I do always purposely end my blockstrings to watch him fly away and I get a free punish on him.
I understand that people can play however they want to and in VERY rare occasions, an Ultra can be useful in this situation but I want to try and improve his game and convince him that what he’s going wont get him very far in his SF journey.
So what do you guys think? Should I just let him continue to believe that Ultra > DP? Is there anything else I can say or show him that can convince him that an Ultra is a bad idea? And what are your thoughts on wakeup/reversal Ultra’s in comparison to wakeup/reversal DPSs?