Got my new MvC3 TE FightStick delivered yesterday and started playing around with it this morning. To say I’m a noob both with a stick and with SSF4 would be pretty accurate. I used to play a TON of fighting games in arcades growing up and was pretty good back in the SF2 and MK1/2 days, but didn’t put in a ton of time in the console era until I recently decided to get back into it. Been playing a bunch of MK with DualShock controller and now that I have my FightStick, I’m getting into SSF4.
I picked Ken this morning and did some Training mode and started his Challenge mode to get both a feel for the stick and for the move sets. Figured Ken was a good start since he has a good selection of moves.
Anyway, I’m having trouble figuring out timing for some combos. In MK, you’re pretty much hammering out the combos very quickly, but SSF4 seems more about linking than chaining, so (from what I gather) it’s a lot more timing-based for when to input the next command. For example, his Challenge #9 with MK -> HP, I just can’t figure out the timing.
Does anyone know of a good way to figure out the proper timing for the moves? Should I just check out YouTube to see when the inputs should go? Not looking to get Daigo level good at the game, but I want to get better and have fun fighting with friends and online.
From what I’ve seen already, SRK is an amazing community!