OK, so we all know the sound doesn’t work online, or it’s downright horrible. This is a given and there’s been enough complaints about it.
I find I’m having trouble reacting without the sound. In several topics there have been people claiming they don’t miss the sound. Unfortunately, I seem to be unable to react in time to some of the Tekken chars’ strings, or last minute cross-up tatsu’s.
The thing is, I normally react to the sounds, Lili wil make that high-pitched squel before she starts her overhead string, Ryu and Ken will pronounce the tatsu-whatsamadjiggie when they do it and I react to the sound and block it that way (not all of the time, let’s be honest here…). Without the sound, I have to react to what happens on-screen and that means I’m usually too late and get hit, juggled, the whole she-bang.
If people manage to play succesfully without sound, please share what you’re doing or how you’re watching opposite characters for those moves and setups. Any clues what to look for or how to read an opponent AND reacting in time are helpful!
Let’s make this a topic without too many complaints!