I’m here to ask a slightly different type of support, please excuse me if my request will appear strange, silly or not in topic.
I’m a Street Fighter and Capcom fan since 90s. I was a teenager during the rise of Street Fighter “mania” in the smokey arcades and I’ve seen with my eyes how the franchise became gradually part of the modern pop culture.
I really liked culture behind arcades in general (versus fighting, shmups etc.) and still I like reading articles and books about it, or seeing documentaries.
Unfortunately, I’ve also seen with my eyes how arcade culture died day by day during the last decade, at least here in Italy.
Today I’m almost 35, and during these years I collected some SF titles to “keep” this culture somehow alive in my house and in my heart.
Now I’d like to start enjoying what I have collected all these years more actively, as a “gamer”.
Actually I have an original CPS-1 of Hyper Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Collection for PS1 (SSF2, SSF2X and SFZ2’) and Hyper SF2 Anniversary on PS2 (all Japanese versions).
Where I live there are no fighting communities, no friends with the same passion nearby and I don’t really like online for arcade classics. So, I’m on my own and it’s even OK for me.
Simply I’d like to ask what would be a good way (which port, difficulty settings, modes of play etc.) to enjoy SF2 in single player, e.g. simulating settings and challenges in real japanese game centers etc. and also what are best practices to improve my skills in single player.
Thank you very much