Just thought id try for some advice and constructive suggestions, I have played a fair few games over the years, and i’ve played a one or two with what might even pass for competence, and with only a short term fascination with a playstation controller the rest of the time i’ve been using a keyboard.
Experience has taught me that this isnt exactly ideal for SF4, but all my prior SF experience has been on a keyboard. (sf2 etc…)
Consequence of this I have spent a long time playing with the arrow keys, and my punch/kick etc… on my left
I finally decided to switch things up, and buy myself an arcade stick and am finding the transition quite difficult.
I am stuck between the switch in hands (previously the hadouken movement for instance was my right hand) and the challenges of getting used to a stick in general. Its quite embaressing, the guy i would’ve beaten comfortably not 2 weeks ago schools me with his go-to combo cause I didnt combo that shoryuken properly, or cause instead of an ultra i pulled out an ex fireball etc.
I guess what I want to know is whether its like this for everyone, and whether anyone else found the ‘right to left’ transition difficult?
Extra bonus points will go to people telling me that there will come a time where i wont want to stab someone in the face, or when I will no longer have to be grateful for the build quality of my fight stick. :bgrin:
I know its probably the same for everyone making the switch, but it feels like i’ve made it twice as hard for myself, cause my left fingers cant remember how to do much more than punch/kick at the same time. I hear some people even play cross-handed, and whilst that sounds like a wrist shatteringly bad plan, i wouldnt mind being able to do the moves I could do only a fortnight ago again
Tell me of your pain that I might feel less inept. Or laugh. Whichever works.