Hey! So long story short, I’ve tried to get into fighting games a couple of times over the past 3-4 years but I always get way ahead of myself and give up because of the sheer amount of information that I try to take in at once.
But once again, here I am trying to get halfway decent at this genre. I was just wondering what I should be studying over the next few weeks (and months). For now, I’ve picked a character that I enjoy. I’m thinking of spending at least a week in arcade mode just getting the handle of utilizing their normals and executing their specials. Watching what abilities the other characters have as well. After a week or two, I’ll spend another week trying to learn some basic combos, links, etc. What about after that? I don’t really want to study frame data, matchups, and whatnot with 2013 coming out soon.
So I guess the biggest question is that for a complete beginner, what should I be practicing and for about how long? Am I on the right track so far where I’m trying to get the handle on the basics of my character?