I play SF4 on XBOX360 with some friends, and SF4 is our first fighting game. We all suck badly with gamepads, since we are computer gamers. Nothing hardcore as you can see, we play SF4 for “quick fun”, but surely its depth looks interesting.
For some reasons, I chose to play with Abel. For some reasons, most of my friends picked Ryu.
To put it clearly, we just have gone through the “smashing button” period. We can execute every special move, but with less than 50% success, not talking about right timing or spacing.
I really start enjoying myself playing SF4 and I wanted to develop my “skills” as the game seems even more enjoyable with some understandings and better execution. So I start reading some stuff here but cannot find suitable answers for me.
Now my “problem”:
With charge & Ultra against Hadoken, and with Wheel kick, I had a strategy to win from long range (Lack of execution still makes me die from EX Falling sky, but that’s ok since I got the idea).
Now that my friends understood that, they rush on me jumping forward and backward, as if they could not stop jumping all around me. They would randomely lend a Shoryuken/Hadoken and if I try to defend, they will eventually throw me. Everytime I try something to harm them, I miss since I am too slow (they would already be above my character’s head, not to say behind his back). Only thing that I can do in reaction is the “crouching strong elbow”, but even this come off too late to connect.
I know that nothing come without practice, but I would like to ask you guys ; do you have some basics of what to do in such situation that would not need those “godlike skills” of yours?
Overall, is it a good idea to begin at fighting games with Abel?