Yeah, I know exactly how you feel, I tried to get into MVC2 a while ago, and had the same problems, still can’t manage it… Thank goodness TvC isn’t so bad, and I got the game close to the international release date, so I don’t have to play catch up (which I’ve done for EVERY other fighting game I’ve played).
I’d say yeah. Know how the magic sequence works, Practice online. I’m only starting to work Baroque, Megacrush and VCs into my game now. (Didn’t need them to win before, but I’ve found some good players here on SRK and from random matches)…
Most people are pretty bad at this point since the game’s so new. Just remember to block ALOT, Lots of things that seem like openings (at least to me, from A2 and ST, Samurai Shodown,) really are not, and that was my downfall during my first day or two playing TvC.
Other than that, like they said, you’re on the right track. and it could be a lot worse. again, MvC2 Is still way over my head. I’m hoping TvC can ease me into it.
that is VERY true. Once you find one character you like, Stick with him/her, and choose other people until you find a good match.
For me, at first I picked Chun/Saki/Roll/ Switched out chun and saki with pretty much the rest of the capcom cast and a few of the tatsunoko cast, and it made a big difference, in game play. Eventually I noticed alot of people online picked Zero, So i decided to unlock him. I now have my team. Zero/Roll, and they play into my strengths and weaknesses perfectly. Never In any other game, have I felt that choice of character has mattered so much than in TvC, It’s like the Zero/roll team is finetuned for me, Slight switchouts I do sometimes for counterpicks change the playstyle dramatically.
Have I learned many BnBs? not really, Just stick with the Magic sequence, and experiment with that until you’re more comfortable with the game system. You can get by just fine with that. I think I’m going to start learning BnBs and combos today. And I’m sure everyone I’ve played against can vouch that I can hold my ground.