First off, you gotta shake the “I suck at this game always will” deal. You may not know how to play yet, but CvS2 is a technically easy game (as opposed to Tekken 4 or something) Thinking that you suck at a game is only going to hurt your confidence, and believe me, confidence goes a long way in fighting games.
Secondly, I share opinions with Gwai Lo 1/2. If you don’t know how to play, chances are that there’s someone in the area at an arcade or something that knows what the game is about. Play them. Keep playing. Even if you get streaked 100/0 just make a commitment to win one round, or take down 1 ratio etc.
Pay attention. Why did you take damage? Why did you lose? Did you miss a lot of your moves? Furthermore, did you score any damage? How did you do this? Can you do it again?
I wouldn’t recommend Dling match vids just yet… because if you see a groove sakura, you may just pay attention to her 58 hit combo super. Instead you should concentrate on what sakura did to build her meter and get into a position of control.
Last tip I can offer, is keep an eye out for the control and pace of a match. I’m guessing if you get scrub ass kicked you don’t control the match, it’s controlling you. What you need to do is learn to make the match take your pace.
p.s. For charge move characters holding d/b as a charge is the same as holding down or back. So for characters like Blanka and Kim, you can really hold down/back at all times and unleash the charge move when you see an opening for a move.
p.p.s I used to get streaked 40/0 by a good friend of mine. I didn’t care I kept playing, using the tips above with good ol Ryu. Eventually, I managed to win here and there and now I’m almost at the same level as him, we have great matches (and a bit of bad blood now and then :lol: ) and we are constantly learning from each other. I’m more of a RCing reaction player, whereas he’s a crossover junkie who initiates combat. It’s good stuff. What I’m saying is, just play, the talent will come.