Well I bought SFIV at launch at pretty much threw myself into it, however never really felt I picked up on the mechanics of it. Even with sources such as this website, the Internet in general and youtube, I’ve found my skills are that of someone who has never played before in their life!
I find the challenge trials incredibly difficult, I can spend 15-20 mins on the top end of normal trials just to push out ONE MOVE, then think “Well damn, how the heck will I ever be able to pull this off in the heat of battle!?”
I am playing on a PS3 pad, and don’t really have the money to invest in a stick that could do little or a lot for my playing ability (don’t really wanna take an $200 risk, I’m an Aussie).
For example, Guile’s normal 4 trial where he needs to hit hk, hp then sonic boom - JESUS TAP DANCING CHRIST. The amount of times I’ve had a crack at that and just ended up looking like a tool are countless.
Outside of ‘um, don’t play this game anymore please, just step away…now’, what advice do you guys have? My attention span is like that of a six year old, so do I really need to intensively stick to one character and go hard until it ‘clicks’? Did it all ‘click’ for you guys one day?
I’ve even seen vids of Ken dash cancelling his uppercut to dash forward and hit his super - you’d laugh if you saw me try and recreate this!
The timing and technique of this game really blows my mind. I am frustrated by Capcoms lackluster training mode, which really could be better for beginners, but then I know a big part of the blame lies in my ‘skills’.
Advice? Thanks so much for your help, in advance.