Fighting Games - How I wish I could love you!

So about 2 months ago I bought Street Fighter 4, so excited about a new Street Fighter because this would "Be the one I finally am gonna get good at!" How wrong was I! Upon starting the game up I immediately went into training mode with Chun Li, I've always thought she was a solid player from my Street Fighter 2 Days, and cleared all the trials in a relatively sort amount of time. Little did I know those trails had no real baring on actual fights I would go on to have on Xbox Live. The rest of the story is pretty much self explanatory.

So to the question am I excited about the return of fighting games? I have to give the dumb ass answer of both yes and no. Yes because these new fighting games such as the aformentioned Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters, and I guess Blazblu, I only say Blazblu cause I loved the Guilty Gear games, look all very well made and down right beautiful. The new KOF and Blaz Blu have beautiful screen tall hand drawn sprites that make it look like your watching an anime from the side, and Street Fighter 4 did the impossible by making a good 3d fighting game, yeah I said it wanna fight about it?, which still keeping its 2d roots.

But that leads me to why i say no. The reason I say no is because no matter what fighting game comes out this simple fact will always remain, i suck at fighting games. I try and try my hardest to get good at these fighting games but it never happens. Every time I begin to try and get good at a fighting game I realize how much time it will take and how much time I actually have, which isn't much cause I have a job now.

Also on top of that I just think I don't have the reflexes or any idea of the many different thought processes that you need to be successful while playing a fighting game. My style of games are ones that are slow, and take deep thought to complete or have alot of room for error and are played primary by trial and error.

So those are my thought on fighting games, I am so happy that they are coming back because now a new generation of "gamers" can see just how awesome they are and the old generation can have new experiences like their old, or bitch that these new games are nowhere are good as the old ones.

So those are my thoughts comment if you agree or disagree with what i've said, which I think you'll have a hard time doing since my answer was both avalible answers of yes and no!

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Posted by and333

So about 2 months ago I bought Street Fighter 4, so excited about a new Street Fighter because this would "Be the one I finally am gonna get good at!" How wrong was I! Upon starting the game up I immediately went into training mode with Chun Li, I've always thought she was a solid player from my Street Fighter 2 Days, and cleared all the trials in a relatively sort amount of time. Little did I know those trails had no real baring on actual fights I would go on to have on Xbox Live. The rest of the story is pretty much self explanatory.

So to the question am I excited about the return of fighting games? I have to give the dumb ass answer of both yes and no. Yes because these new fighting games such as the aformentioned Street Fighter IV, King of Fighters, and I guess Blazblu, I only say Blazblu cause I loved the Guilty Gear games, look all very well made and down right beautiful. The new KOF and Blaz Blu have beautiful screen tall hand drawn sprites that make it look like your watching an anime from the side, and Street Fighter 4 did the impossible by making a good 3d fighting game, yeah I said it wanna fight about it?, which still keeping its 2d roots.

But that leads me to why i say no. The reason I say no is because no matter what fighting game comes out this simple fact will always remain, i suck at fighting games. I try and try my hardest to get good at these fighting games but it never happens. Every time I begin to try and get good at a fighting game I realize how much time it will take and how much time I actually have, which isn't much cause I have a job now.

Also on top of that I just think I don't have the reflexes or any idea of the many different thought processes that you need to be successful while playing a fighting game. My style of games are ones that are slow, and take deep thought to complete or have alot of room for error and are played primary by trial and error.

So those are my thought on fighting games, I am so happy that they are coming back because now a new generation of "gamers" can see just how awesome they are and the old generation can have new experiences like their old, or bitch that these new games are nowhere are good as the old ones.

So those are my thoughts comment if you agree or disagree with what i've said, which I think you'll have a hard time doing since my answer was both avalible answers of yes and no!

Posted by Captainlunchbox

BlazBlue comes with a stellar, and in my opinion essential DVD or BluRay full of information regardings its systems, movesets, and character guides from arcade pros. It's good stuff that will actually improve your game. Give it a try.

Posted by ThePhenomenal1

you need to watch some videos man. thats where the learnin is at. read some of the stuff david sirlin puts up on his blog. there also a great super turbo video series he did explaining the game that applys also to SF4. theres shoryuken.com forums where you can talk to people and read everything you wanna know about each and every character in the game.
 
also one of the biggest tips i can suggest, is don't even play online at all. its an uphill battle there. you're never going to learn to win when people use lag tactics on you. you need to head to a local play-n0trade or gamestop and talk to people. setup get-togethers and play against people offline. doesn't matter how much you lose. the first step is learning WHY you lost. the more you learn why you lose, the more you learn HOW to win. its really as simple as that. these games are almost completely mental in the way they're played. if you outsmart the other guy every time, you will win every time.