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#1 Posted by The_Decemberist (9 posts) -

Hey guys. I just started playing SF4 ( I know I'm late to the party, but I'm hoping to get into it more by the time SSF4 comes out) I was just wondering which character you would suggest I play.  I feel weird about Ken and Ryu because a lot of people consider them cheap or over used. Let me know what you think.


#2 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Use Dan, he's the best character in the game.

#3 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

which console do you play it on ? becuase there are separate groups of users who play on the different consoles

#4 Posted by The_Decemberist (9 posts) -
@turbomonkey138: PS3. I'm also waiting for my Madcats, SF4 TE R2 in the mail.
#5 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -

Ken. Isn't it obvious?

#6 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@Stang said:
" Ken. Isn't it obvious? "
depends on how much lols you want ...
#7 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@turbomonkey138: The only lols are from me after I 10-0 the lot of you!
#8 Posted by The_Decemberist (9 posts) -
@CL60: @CL60 said:
" Use Dan, he's the best character in the game. "
I'm new to the competitive game; I wasn't born yesterday.
#9 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
@Stang said:
" Ken. Isn't it obvious? "
Ken ???? 
 
Is he new 
#10 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

I'd say pick Sagat :3

#11 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@ZombieHunter: Yeah, he is a secret character First, you have to beat arcade mode with Ryu only using srk's. Next, you must use Gouken and successfully get through arcade mode while doing 1 full screen ultra each round. Finally, you must mash ultra through 5 block strings with Akuma. If you are good enough to do that, Ken is yours.
#12 Posted by The_Decemberist (9 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
" I'd say pick Sagat :3 "
A friend of mine said he was geting a bit of a revamp in SSFIV. Should I wait, or practice anyway?
#13 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@The_Decemberist said:
" @turbomonkey138 said:
" I'd say pick Sagat :3 "
A friend of mine said he was geting a bit of a revamp in SSFIV. Should I wait, or practice anyway? "
Use somebody that actually requires skill to win.
#14 Edited by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@The_Decemberist said:

" @turbomonkey138 said:

" I'd say pick Sagat :3 "
A friend of mine said he was geting a bit of a revamp in SSFIV. Should I wait, or practice anyway? "
. Hes top tier for a reason . its not like hes going to be drastically changed so practice now
#15 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@The_Decemberist: All the Shotos (Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Sagat) are typically a starting point but on the other hand, there are a lot of them out there. The best way to get an idea for what works best for you would be either: 
  1. go online and watch some videos to see what characters you think you might like
  2. head into the challenges and try some of the normal trials for the characters you're considering. The 5 normal trials are a pretty good indication of what the character has to offer and it will teach you the character's basics (bread & butter combos, special moves, super/ultra)
just don't pick ken thats just wrong
#16 Posted by Kumo (124 posts) -
@The_Decemberist said:
"

Hey guys. I just started playing SF4 ( I know I'm late to the party, but I'm hoping to get into it more by the time SSF4 comes out) I was just wondering which character you would suggest I play.  I feel weird about Ken and Ryu because a lot of people consider them cheap or over used. Let me know what you think.


"

Ryu is sort of overused, but don't let that dictate who you play as. Pick whoever feels right for you. Ryu is definitely one of the better picks for someone trying to get a feel for the game and its deeper mechanics, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with him forever. Just play as him for awhile until you get comfortable, then take the other chars through training mode/trial mode and figure out if any of the other characters fits your playstyle/preference more than Ryu.
#17 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil: You are next on my 10-0 list. Enjoy.
#18 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1478 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @turbomonkey138: The only lols are from me after I 10-1 the lot of you! "
There we go.
Go through Arcade Mode with a good amount of characters and just pick the person that seems right for you.
Except for Dan, he's just too cheap.
#19 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil said:
" @The_Decemberist: All the Shotos (Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Sagat) are typically a starting point but on the other hand, there are a lot of them out there. The best way to get an idea for what works best for you would be either: 
  1. go online and watch some videos to see what characters you think you might like
  2. head into the challenges and try some of the normal trials for the characters you're considering. The 5 normal trials are a pretty good indication of what the character has to offer and it will teach you the character's basics (bread & butter combos, special moves, super/ultra)
just don't pick ken thats just wrong "
You cant just pick ken you have to unlock him and its tough
#20 Edited by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@Stang said:

" Ken. Isn't it obvious? "

I thought Dhalsim was more obvious. And since he's on PS3 he could have mirror matches with me. Those are fun, especially with Dhalsim.  
 
@The_Decemberist:

 
I wouldn't really know where a good starting point is, but I've yet to play an awesome El Fuerte. No matter who you choose though, you should hit me up for some games. I'm sort of awful, but if you can see past that, my PSN is WeUnsweatThem. :)
#21 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@DanielJW: Dhalsim actually takes skill to use. Props to you and Mr. Devil for having the patience to use that anorexic bastard.
#22 Posted by The_Decemberist (9 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" @Stang said:
" Ken. Isn't it obvious? "
I thought Dhalsim was more obvious. And since he's on PS3 you could have mirror matches with me. Those are fun, especially with Dhalsim.   I wouldn't really know where a good starting point is, but I've yet to play an awesome El Fuerte. No matter who you choose though, you should hit me up for some games. I'm sort of awful, but if you can see past that, my PSN is WeUnsweatThem. :) "
Yeah, I'll definitely add you. And thanks everyone for your input. I'm going to head out and practice some. I hope to see you all online sometime.
#23 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @DanielJW: Dhalsim actually takes skill to use. Props to you and Mr. Devil for having the patience to use that anorexic bastard. "
Psst, I still can't cancel out of that medium kick. I just can't do it!
#24 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @EvilGreenDevil: You are next on my 10-0 list. Enjoy. "
muhahahaha
#25 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil said:

" @Stang said:

" @EvilGreenDevil: You are next on my 10-0 list. Enjoy. "

muhahahaha "
 
  
Round 2. Switch Ryu with Dhalsim. YOUR MOVES MEAN NOTHING.
#26 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@DanielJW said:
" @Stang said:
" @DanielJW: Dhalsim actually takes skill to use. Props to you and Mr. Devil for having the patience to use that anorexic bastard. "
Psst, I still can't cancel out of that medium kick. I just can't do it! "
Stick or pad?  
 
Not tough once you get the rhythm down..once you do it's like second nature. Try crouching fierce instead...that hit leaves you an eternity to get the flame out.  
 
/off-topic advice
#27 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

If you want a good starting character, Ryu, Balrog, Ken, and Rufus are solid choices. But really just play around with everyone, do some normal trials, and see who you like.

#28 Posted by JJOR64 (18891 posts) -

Play as Sagat if you want to kick some ass really easily.

#29 Edited by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Dude, try and learn a weird character like Dhalsim or Gen. It demands respect. I got my ass kicked by a Dhalsim recently and I was like "Wow bravo to you sir for being an expert Dhalsim". Whereas usually I'm all like EFFING AKUMA BASTARD GRUMBLE GRUMBLE.
#30 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@Rayfield said:
" Dude, try and learn a weird character like Dhalsim or Gen. It demands respect. I got my ass kicked by a Dhalsim recently and I was like "Wow bravo to you sir for being an expert Dhalsim". Whereas usually I'm all like EFFING AKUMA BASTARD GRUMBLE GRUMBLE. "
tru dat
#31 Posted by V (328 posts) -

i just got started too, and i've been experimenting with a lot of characters to see who i want to main, and so far, Ryu and Ken have been pretty easy to pick up, but I am siding towards C. Viper, because she is pretty easy to get used to quick and her moves don't have a ton of range, but they work well 

#32 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

honda

#33 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

Just play around with a few of the characters in Arcade and choose based on whoever's style you like most. Saying that, I've been playing the game for a year, and I've only just settled on 3 that way.

#34 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
"Just play around with a few of the characters in Arcade and choose based on whoever's style you like most. Saying that, I've been playing the game for a year, and I've only just settled on 3 that way. "

which ones? we should play
#35 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@V said:
" i just got started too, and i've been experimenting with a lot of characters to see who i want to main, and so far, Ryu and Ken have been pretty easy to pick up, but I am siding towards C. Viper, because she is pretty easy to get used to quick and her moves don't have a ton of range, but they work well  "
Viper is easy to get use to? Are we playing the same game?
 
@Thrawn said:
" honda "

If you have a soul, you will not do this.
#36 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

with honda you can get the most results with the smallest amount of effort

#37 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6041 posts) -

Remember, there are reasons characters are overused.  Ken, Ryu, and Akuma all are pretty balanced characters and a great hopping-off point.  However, if you want to go a different route, I completely understand.  I love to main Bison.  He's got some great basics moves and he's different enough that you can vary up his attacks and really keep someone on their toes.  Keep in mind, though, that I am the self-advocated worst player of SF4 on the Giant Bomb boards... so yeah.  Heh.
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#38 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw: Sorry, Jeff already has been awarded the worst player on Giant Bomb honor.
#39 Posted by Tiwi (1401 posts) -

try cammy...
I know I'm in the minority here but i love playing as her.

#40 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6041 posts) -
@Stang:
This is the point where I'd normally say, "Them's fightin' words," but given the context, I guess I should say, "Them's bitch-slappin' words!" 
 
I love Street Fighter IV in all its crazy glory, but I've never taken the time to sit down and learn the newer fundamentals like super moves.  I'm still stuck in the Street Fighter 2 mindset, I guess.
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#41 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

You wanna win pick sagat
You wanna lose pick dan 
You wanna make poeple look stupid getting beat down by a teenage girl pick sakura
 
Theres little more satisfying in this game for me than seeing a sagat get his ass beat by a little girl. Very justifying.

#42 Posted by V (328 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @V said:
" i just got started too, and i've been experimenting with a lot of characters to see who i want to main, and so far, Ryu and Ken have been pretty easy to pick up, but I am siding towards C. Viper, because she is pretty easy to get used to quick and her moves don't have a ton of range, but they work well  "
Viper is easy to get use to? Are we playing the same game?
 
 
I mean, if you look at it by a technical standpoint, almost all of her moves are pretty easy to hit, and the high jump that she has can be useful in combinations with the flame kick...  I mean, this is going to sound crazy, but I have a diasbility, so I am playing with one hand, and so the moves that she has are easy for me to hit.
#43 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

I really like Bison

#44 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -
@jaycee13 said:
" You wanna win pick sagatYou wanna lose pick dan  You wanna make poeple look stupid getting beat down by a teenage girl pick sakura  Theres little more satisfying in this game for me than seeing a sagat get his ass beat by a little girl. Very justifying. "
This is fair and correct. Sakura is pretty damn good for the standard Ryu, Ken type character. And the only thing better than beating someone with Sakura is beating someone with Dan.
#45 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@V: You have my respect. It took me about 3 hours to do her hard trial 5. I can super jump cancel a seizmo maybe 1/5 times, which is pathetic. If you can use her, that is awesome, she is far too technical for me. After Gen, she would be the second hardest to use in my opinion.
#46 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@EvilGreenDevil: Fairly typical ones m'fraid: Gouken, Ken and Blanka - though he's up in the air (pun totally intended if it gets a laugh). I'd be interested to play a decent Dhalsim, you on PSN?
#47 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@GetEveryone: Laugh denied.
#48 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@V said:
" @Stang said:
" @V said:
" i just got started too, and i've been experimenting with a lot of characters to see who i want to main, and so far, Ryu and Ken have been pretty easy to pick up, but I am siding towards C. Viper, because she is pretty easy to get used to quick and her moves don't have a ton of range, but they work well  "
Viper is easy to get use to? Are we playing the same game?
 
 
I mean, if you look at it by a technical standpoint, almost all of her moves are pretty easy to hit, and the high jump that she has can be useful in combinations with the flame kick...  I mean, this is going to sound crazy, but I have a diasbility, so I am playing with one hand, and so the moves that she has are easy for me to hit. "
Oh wow man have you heard of OneHandedTerror? He's a one handed SF player too. I'm sure you can google him if you're interested. If you're on 360 I'd like to play your viper.
#49 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@AniMoney: How abut you stop ducking me and play?! Am I not cool enough anymore? DO I NEED TO KICK YOU OFF MY FRIENDS LIST NAPALM STYLE????
 
And yeah, OHT is a fucking beast.
#50 Edited by EvilGreenDevil (196 posts) -
@V:   props to any Viper player. After getting through the first few of her hard trials, I thought I would really get into her. This is before I made the switch to Sim. Then I found it pretty frustrating to pull the moves that work for her in a real match on a consistent basis. So i figured i would just settle for Sim and just spam fierce every match and blame my lag when i lose.

@GetEveryone: nah XBL....i realized about an hour after i posted.  
  
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