Finally got my HRAP V3-SA, and I’m coming to terms with the fact that I have not used a Stick since fighting games of the 90’s. I’m re-learning the mechanics and learning to do them the proper way, and obviously some things are much easier. (I’m playing MvC3 mainly incase that comes in to play for any of my questions).
For example, shoryuken motions were a bit strange at first, I noticed I was doing them “left” fine but right was inaccurate. After some practice I realize that with the square gate you can basically perform a “Z” pattern with the stick and have it executed perfectly. The square gate also makes “tiger knee” motions far more reliable for the same reasons.
But I’m wondering about some of the other mechanics with sticks? Ironically adapting to a stick has felt very natural for me for the most part - using assists with the face buttons a little weird but much more accurate and feels more like a “normal” move now, and charges feel like you have to charge a fraction of the time and much more efficient (in combos like Hulks OTG’s), but ironically Dashes have been the hardest thing for me to get accustomed. For example Dashes seem far quicker to do with 2xAttacks rather than double tapping so far, sometimes when I double tap them it doesnt seem to come out and I’m worried about being too tough on my stick. But I’m not sure if that’s the optimal method on a stick and I’m just not used to it? What’s the optimal method for this?
Also, I’m wondering if there are there any other mechanics that I need to get used to with a stick for the higher execution combos/tactics? Any varied methods of hitting the buttons or using the stick that I need to be aware of? I’m spending a lot of time in practice with some of the higher execution characters like Mag, or the characters who did not work as well with a controller (like Taskmaster) so I figure this would be the best time for me to get used to stick mechanics best I can.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.