I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank the learned folk on these here forums for giving a hopeless dodo like myself invaluable advice and assistance over the last 2 months. Many have chimed in on my threads regarding stick execution and certain combos and so I decided I wanted to give a little back. Yesterday on my lunch break I took my first name at my local 'cade on my lunch break and even though I got my ass chewed up by my line manager for being gone from my desk so long nothing could wipe the smile off my face - and this is coming from a guy who picked up a stick for the first time only 2 months ago! Often threads appear on here which once read may give the opinion that getting better with this game is an elusive prospect, but I would say heed the words on this forum and be prepared to learn - especially when being advised to… you know…PRACTICE!!!
So for anyone feeling discouraged from learning the stick or this game (SF4) in general I hope this testimonial serves as encouragement to brave the curve and discover the fun of playing better at home or the arcade.
On another note:
I’m enjoying learning to play Ryu but now I know how much can be achieved by simply drilling and practicing I’d like to learn other characters also - more specifically one other character, just to mix things up a bit. I know this is a subjective issue so I wont be asking ‘who should I main?’ but really I’d like to hear from players familiar with Chun Li as I’ve always been drawn to her but am generally put off by charge characters. Is she a difficult character to learn? How sharp does your stick execution have to be to make the most of her? I thought about waiting for Super to come out next month as Ibuki looks real interesting but Chunners is calling me!
Any and all thoughts on this will be very appreciated.