I picked up SF4 again after about 2 years break and see that they added this big red man - I had to main this guy. And now I’ve put about 60-70 hours into Hakan and realised it’s gonna take about ten times that to become even decent and I could really use some pointers!
The biggest problems I have is being tick throwed out of everything, and without a reliable reversal I get pressured into the corner really easy where cross-ups and mix-ups get the better of me, although I’ve become quite good at blocking I can just never break the offense of the opposing player unless he does rookie mistakes like for example DP after I blocked a chain. Also, I really can’t grasp the anti-air options at all. I’ve tried using standing hp and forward mp for the most part but neither rarerly even trades, so some tips there would be great too!
As for my own pressure I can barerly do any, until now I mostly rely on the other guy failing to realise how the slide works. I find it really hard to get up and close on my opponent and besides jumping in like a doork or trying to use meaty slides, I just can’t seem to do anything offensive. I’ve tried dashing forward and abusing hakans throw range, however my opponents rarerly falls for it and often just jump in and start up their pressure instead.
When I got my opponent on the ground I at least have a working strategy to use - which is often why I can score some actual victories. Mixing it up with 360p and slide works, however reading here I see people talking about cross-up with j.hk? I’ve tried it out in training mode and I can’t get any of hakan’s moves to cross-up for the life of me! So if there’s any other ways to mix up this part of my game I would gladly appreciate some tips!
Lastly, 360k. I just can’t find a good way to use this move, at all. I use it sometimes when my opponent is prone on constantly jumping backwards as his wake-up choice, however it has a tendency of not hitting sadly so often it’s better just jumping forward and airgrabbing. How do I make use of 360k in a productive way?
So well, alot of questions but I hope I can just get some kind of pointer cause right now it feels a bit tough for me! If you can’t feel like helping with all… my defensive game is in the most gravest need