This could possibly be posted in a more broad forum, but it stems from watching the vids of Vangief.
Whenever I think of tourney play, or am ‘going’ for itt myself, I play more reserved. Not necesarily defensive, but I go with the safe options, I do the combo that may net me 10 to 30 points less damage, but puts me in the same reset situation and is easier to execute. I avoid unsafe moves as much as possible despite hte possible, as the possible retaliation lingers in my mind (not as bad as vanilla…fuggin trade -> Ultra BS
When I watch other people in tournament situations, they are similar, sure they typically have better execution so doing c.lk x 4 to EXGH will come out more often, but they typically play similarily to me…more ‘dancing’ than usual, more ‘safe’ moves, fewer risk.
But watchin Evo, and most notably Vangief (becuase I understand Gief’s nuisances better than say Ryu) - he was IMO extremely risky in the vids that are posted. Is this a good thing or bad thing? This isn’t about him, don’t get it twisted, this is simply me trying to understand the ‘art’ of risk/reward and ho it applies to gief. In Vanilla, with hte stamina difference - I felt better against certain characters ‘going for it’, but now…well it hurts a bit more…and I don’t necessarily get as much damage out of it as I used to…
But I’m watching the clip and see NUMEROUS GH…at various distances, GH is punishable on hit…so I avoid it at all cost, yet this guy who placed ALOT higher than I could dream of placing…almost seemed to spam it. So, how do you sorta gauge using moves like c.mk/rh as pokes, or using a normal GH, even wake-up games on say Ryu?