Hello, I’m skyler and I’m what almost everyone calls an average player. I’ve gotten used to the moniker, so often times I find myself second-guessing most things as far as fighting games go. I’m new to the site, so hello from Average Skyler.
Now to the meat and carrots of things, I have two questions and any help would be great. Well, technically 2.5, but here goes.
- What is one of the better fighting games with a bit less of a learning curve?
I ask this because I own all of the evo games (barring KoF, getting AE) and all in all I find myself just being average in them all. I main Gief in SSFIV and SFxT, Cyrax in MK, and in ultimate and SC I don’t really have mains. I have online capability and a brother to play against though he isn’t too much of a challenge. I honestly want to improve and get beyond being average, and I have some good techs and tricks I pull in games but all in all it doesn’t seem to matter.
- Is there something wrong with my character choices?
Often some people tell me I’d be a lot better if I didn’t play so low on the tier list (I’ve never known gief to be exceptionally low as of late, but Cyrax comes to mind), and others say if I played less “slanted” characters I’d do better. I like gief, I have since I first picked him in the movie theatre all those years ago. He has been my solid main forever and I feel like he is the most comfortable for me to play. At the same time, his lack of zoning makes me ask… am I wrong?
I look through top circuits and its a rare sight to see anyone using Gief barring the spare one or two, most everyone uses people like Ryu and Ken. I feel like I might be holding myself back by using Vodka, but at the same time I can’t see myself enjoying anyone else. Should I be switching it up and picking someone more balanced?