I’m a new generation fan of fighting games. For the past month I’ve started to playing SSFIV:AE and have really enjoyed it.
I choose to play Sagat because it’s the character I use to see my father play on Arcade Cabinets back when SF2 was popular, and also I wanted to learn the game with a character that punishes users that make mistakes often or mashes.
I’m a “silent” fan of SRK.com and this forum as there is a ton of great expert advice which I’ve been trying to make sense of and use in my training sessions. Although, like many others I’ve still yet to make things just “click” and find that rhythm.
I feel like I need something more to progress. Or possibly, I’m trying to work on too much at once and am not sure what I need to focus on the most. Not knowing which I thought I should try posting and see if asking questions may get me there.
Overall, I’m just looking for any advice for a rookie to stick with. I have a tournament at London Gaming Con this weekend (run by Neo Empire) to participate in and feel unconfident especially since I have no experience in playing offline other than the CPU.
Couple of questions that I can think of:
How do you punish people that love to use slides? e.g. Rose, Blanka, Deejay, Cody.
The most common way I try to use Ultra1 is to use it as an Anit-Air, as the only way I can currently pull it off reliably is that or after EX TU. However, does this work on all characters?
[*]Turtles. I’ve met players where once they have a life lead on characters such as Dictator, Claw, and Blanka they’ll just at full screen, hold down back and either use full screen attacks which I can block, or just sit ther. Then I seem to worry about the time left and do something risky to get closer and end up getting punished in the proccess. Although Sagat is a character who generally wants to keep opponents at full screen and throw tiger shots, what do you do to approach or pull people out of this?
There’s loads more I could ask, but I’ll start with those three. If anyone would like me to upload videos of myself, I can try that also. Any help is appreciated.