I’m coming from mainly a DOA & Soul Calibur background. I’ve been trying to get into SF and KOF but am having an unbelievably hard time getting “link” execution and 1~3 frame cancels down as it is so timing sensitive. In SF, I’ve been trying to learn Ken (that “kara” throw is also a pain to get consistently) and in KOF I’ve mainly been working on getting Leona, Kyo and Elizabeth
A bunch of my friends keep saying that " It isn’t that hard" and can do combos very consistently. The one thing that they keep pointing to is practicing, which I do very regularly (I spend about 1 hour in the morning doing training mode right now for SF before I head off to class and probably 2-3 hours per day in the morning during the weekend days) but have yet to see any real progress about 1 month in after this practice regiment. Is the muscle memory developed for these games really something you can develop in months or is all the experience from playing SF & KOF games from the beginning necessary to “play” the game beyond the bare basics? All my friends were huge SF2, Alpha and SF3 players so I think they underestimate how much that previous experience helps them with execution.
It’s really REALLY frustrating to spend time in the lab and not see any results, especially when I can spend time in the lab with other games and see tangible progress. I’ve pretty much memorized the SRK Execution guide and have tried every training tip I can come across to no avail. I know some people have started SF4 as their first FG and probably have made much more progress than I have.
Is there anything that you guys do that helps that could possibly help me or should I just accept that the entry barrier to these games is just way too high for someone who has the innate dexterity abilities I have? For reference, I was able to pick up MvC3 pretty easily (even though I still stink comparatively) mainly because of the chain combo system and cancel combos. Some people recommended I try either MK or Blazblue as they are more cancel and chain heavy.
Cheers & thank you for the help in advance as it is greatly appreciated!