I guess I should start off by saying that today I finally played in Chinatown Fair Arcade here in NYC, which are NOT official SFIV cabinets. (joystick does not feel like a SANWA at all either, buttons feel fine but the joystick was awfully awkward compared to my TE…)
However, hardware issues aside, does anyone not notice the timing differences between the arcade and console versions of SFIV? Please save your “practice your timing '09er” comments and allow for discussion. I had a talk with some of the more advanced players who have been playing the arcade version since last august and many of them do agree that the timing in the console version is different than the arcade version.
I was surprised to see myself and my other buddies mess up simple bread n’ butter combos. I know this is going to sound like an excuse, but the arcade version feels more sluggish to me. The timing is also not identical to the console version at all. :wasted:
Can anyone please post their thoughts on the timing issue between the two? Do you agree there is a difference? No difference at all?
Overall it was a very nice experience. I will definitely be going as much as I can, I was a little distraught by the timing but thought it was just me…but I see that a bunch of the regulars there also shared this sentiment.