I haven't played fighting games seriously since the olden days and I never was very good. I have at multiple times last couple years tried to get into it, with street fighter 4, mortal kombat, and a few others. Most recent fighting games seem to have some sort of mode where they go move by move of each character and teach you how to do their moves and a lot of their combos.
I for the life of me can hardly ever do any of the combos past the first couple on most games. [I am currently trying Persona 4 Arena]. I guess I just don't get it. In my mind half the time as far as I can tell I am hitting the buttons exactly as they say but I have no idea on any sort of timing, or if there are pauses or anything at all. I just lack any understanding of how combos in a fighting game actually work and come together. I am saying, I seriously have trouble with the button presses of basic combos and I have no idea what I do wrong. These games just say press ___ ___ ___ and then ___ ect but is there a rhythm, a timing, or what in fighting games? I honestly just have never understood something so basic. And whenever I do get a combo right and progress I never have any idea what I did differently than the other 10 times.
Anyone have any advice for stuff like this? I mean I normally do quite well in video games but I just feel like in all these games I have no feedback of what I ever do wrong or right when trying to do combos. I am probably just stupid but does anyone have any advice or maybe some guide that can teach me something so simple and basic down to the very button presses of combos =\ cause I have been unable to find it.
I love the fighting game genre but I just don't know what I do wrong with this stuff.
I can't get anywhere near learning strategy or anything when I am struggling on basic button press execution as it seems to be beyond me.
Please be nice guys i know I must sound like an idiot but I really need help =(