I am not really sure if this is the right forum for it, but we will see.
I have been playing SF4 on and off since it came out, and i am terrible at it. God Awful terrible. I love fighting games, and i am trying to like this one. In SF2 i am VERY GOOD, i could probably goto evo in SF2 and actually do pretty well for myself. Im decent in SF3, i can hold my own against people. But in SF4 i am terrible.
The reason i feel i am terrible is that i like to play a rushdown style, but anytime i put pressure on an opponent in this game, bam srk. Its really bad, do meatys even exist in this game?
It wasnt a problem in sf2 because the reversal window wasn’t 10 years long, and even if a reversal did come out, most of the time you could block it.
It wasn’t a problem in sf3 because, well srks didn’t have 10 years of invincibility frames.
It is a problem is sf4 when there are huge reversal windows and srks have huge amounts of invincibility frames.
Anyway, i know i kind of rambled but it is important to see my problem.
When the game first came out, i tried playing sakura, did ok, but she just is a bad character.
Then i tried balrog, my alt from SF2, currently i would say he is one of my best characters.
Then i tried akuma, didn’t do too well with his low health.
Then i tried gief, who i love to play as and actually do great with him as long as im not fighting seth.
Then, in an effort to learn how to beat him, i played seth, but i found him a difficult character.
So here is my deal. What character should i pick up and REALLY put myself into to learn. I want to get back into the game before SSF4 comes out so i can keep my skills up. These are the characters i play in other games.
Main - Vega
Alts - Balrog/DJ
Main - Makoto
Alt - Dudley
So based on this info, who should i main?
EDIT: Something else i should mention, is that i have never really been good with executing huge complex combos and links, which is why these characters always suited me. Makoto was a very simple character and was really easy for me to learn, same with dudley, and in SF2 vega is simple as well. Anyway, i would prefer a character that doesnt require perfect execution, and by that i mean, no c.viper lol.