So I’m a terrible ST/HDR player but I dig the game anyway. It’s pretty fun even as I’m getting beat down over and over, lol. Anyway I ran into a Zangief player from Japan last night who beat me up 10 straight games, and wanted to ask about something he employed often: standing short tick into command grab with Gief on my wakeup.
So two questions:
Is this HDR specific or is it the same in ST? I ask that because I remember people discussing how his command grab motion was simplified for HDR. So I’d imagine if that’s the case it would be easier to buffer the motion behind the standing short. Is that the case or is this just standard Zangief stuff in both versions?
Either way, how do I deal with it? Jumping out right on my wakeup of course didn’t work, trying to jump out as soon as I saw the standing short didn’t work (it seemed like as soon as I got out of block stun I was getting grabbed) and I didn’t find any normals that came out fast enough to beat it.
I’ve definitely considered “you just have to guess your way out and it is the natural result of letting Gief get in in the first place” but I don’t want to get ahead of myself and make assumptions that aren’t necessarily true.
Any help you can send my way will be appreciated!