Hey everyone, great site.
I’m looking for an honest answer before I start sinking my time into learning a game.
I’ve really gotten an itch to try and start playing fighting games competitively but I’m a complete noob. Wife surprised me with an Xbox One a few months back and I decided to give Killer Instinct a whirl since I played it back in the arcade days and it was a load of fun. I spent the last couple days watching youtube vids and reading stickies and my this is a complex genre of games. My main concern is I can only seriously dedicate around an hour to and hour and a half week nights to playing and a little more on weekends. I am curious to know if you guys feel that is adequate time to become a competitive player? I really would love to become a part of this community and play at a high level. Also, I happened to have a Tekken 6 wireless fightstick for PS3 would I be better off picking up Street Fighter for PS3 and using the fight stick from day one? Or is it ok to focus on playing Killer Instinct with a controller while I’m learning the nuances of the game and characters with an intention of moving to a fight stick? I have no problem dropping money on a decent fight stick just don’t want to rush out yet and buy one until I determine which game I should focus on.
Also, I haven’t really found guides on HOW to practice. My currently plan is to spend around 45 mins a night in the dojo with a character learning blocking, basic moves, anti air, etc. They apply it vs AI opponents first with a plan to move on to online play. Would love to meet some sparring partners as well.
Thanks for reading!