So, it's come to my attention that several of us regular Nintendo fans have either lapsed in their experience with the Street Fighter series, or are just now checking it out on 3DS. In an effort to avoid getting 'PWNED' (do the kids still say that?) online, I'm offering a sort of "Boot Camp" for the 3D Edition of SUPER Street Fighter IV.
What I'm proposing to do is to sort of "train" those that aren't so good (yet) in friendly, non-competitive online matches. I mean sure, playing against the computer is all well and good. And that's how many of us "vets" grew up playing back in the day. But nothing quite matches a real, human, thinking opponent. Computer AI will eventually fall back on patterns that can be easily recognized by the player, and thus can become too easy. Human matches don't do that - the really good players learn to adapt and change their strategy as the fight goes on.
So, hopefully I will be able to help those that need that kind of assistance and experience, without just immediately striking them down with ridiculous combos that not only deter further play, but also don't teach the player anything. Let's trade Friend Codes (I've got mine listed on the User Database, as well as in the 3DS thread) and we can practice combos, special moves, Super moves, Ultra Moves, reversals, learn to anticipate what moves may come, etc.
If anyone's interested, post here and let me know. I'll leave it as an open invitation for the better part of tomorrow. I'm going to bed now, but I'll check this tomorrow afternoon/evening and if the interest is there, we'll do some practicing.
Any other Street Fighter vets that wanna help out (Dynablade!), please feel free to do so! I would appreciate the help with teaching, as I'm sure anyone else who wants to learn.
I haven't really delved into the skill-sets of the other character for SSFIV. I use Ryu in Tatsunoko vs, Capcom, but he isn't the same in SSFIV. I'll play with him though, if you wanna go for a few more rounds.
Like I said earlier, I'm a specialist-type player when it comes to fighting games. I try to find the character that best suits my fighting style, and pour all of my efforts into developing a meta-game for that specific character. It's difficult to do that with multiple characters because of the dedicated time required to each specific character. When I feel that I've 'tapped out' of Bison's potential (in terms of the character's skill-set, not in terms my own potential fighting with him), then I'll move on to another character.
Thanks! Yeah, I remember your earlier post regarding your specialist-type training. There simply are too many moves and characters to be able to get good with even a few characters, especially if you don't have the luxury of time.
Sorry for bailing already, but I'll hit this thread up again next time I play.
Anyone want to play a bit tonight? I truly suck at this game, I've lost over half of my random online matches. I'm so bad that most players quit after 1 match because I'm clearly nowhere near their level of challenge.
How are people feeling about the touch screen controls for this game? Are you guys using it at all or is the game still playable with the buttons?
I'm strangely tempted to pick up this game, despite owning it on the PS3 already. But I guess part of that temptation is to play online with people here... so unless most of you guys aren't playing it anymore, I'd skip on it.
The touch screen controls work well enough. I feel it's a nice addition to the control scheme given that the 3DS controls are not Street Fighter IV friendly to begin with.
If it weren't for the touch screen, my hands would be seriously twitching and cramped up due trying to pull off all the fast and complex inputs. So touch screen is basically a requirement for me to enjoy the game fully.
There are basically two touch screen options: Lite and Pro. Lite allows you map stuff like Super and Ultra Combos to the touch screen, while Pro does not. I use Pro and map the following four: Throw, HP+MP+LP, HK+MK+LK, and Focus Attack.
I was hoping to play online with some of the guys here as well, but this thread has been pretty inactive for the past week or so. I haven't been able to play anyone here except for Casper, and based on the lack of responses to this thread, I'm assuming most people just aren't interested in Friend Matches anymore. Even with my one play session with @casper884, he admitted he was already burned out on the game. And he clearly overpowered me, I have no chance of playing against the 'pros.'
Oh well, I think I already convinced myself to not get it anyway. I kept going back and forth on this one and it doesn't sound like it would be worth it anyway. Considering that more games that I want keep coming out and that I'm still working on beating those that I own, it wouldn't be wise to add a game that I've bought twice in the past on consoles