The best Street Fighter character for a Newbie

#1 Posted by Daz0608 (384 posts) -

I recently got Street Fighter 2 THDR, but I've never really played a lot of fighting games or any Street fighters, the only person I've completed the arcade mode with is Ryu, but i'm finding the game in general tough 

So what is the best character for a beginner?
#2 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

Ryu or Ken. 

Ryu and Ken are the basis of all combat.
That was an awful reference. If anyone can guess it they get two cookies.
#3 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Possibly a referance to shinden koto ryu and shako ken? 

Closest i can think of :P lol
#4 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -
Daz0608 said:
"I recently got Street Fighter 2 THDR, but I've never really played a lot of fighting games or any Street fighters, the only person I've completed the arcade mode with is Ryu, but i'm finding the game in general tough 
So what is the best character for a beginner?
"
Arcade mode is tough. Just practice with a character you are comfortable with.
#5 Posted by zingz (5 posts) -
E. Honda takes little effort to use in HD Remix since his headbutts can negate/go through projectiles and his hundred hand slap does a lot of chip damage if your opponents block it.

But I recommend trying out all the characters. One of them is bound to feel right for you. Some people prefer charge characters like Guile or Dee Jay. Some people prefer grapplers like Zangief or T. Hawk. If you like fast moving characters, you can try Chun-li, Cammy, and Fei Long.
#6 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

it's not a Street Fighter reference...

But yeah, as Pure said, Arcade mode is tough, SSFII in general is tough. I've always thought it was the hardest fighting game. I can hold my on in SFIII, but in II, I always lose.
#7 Posted by Bombstrom (7 posts) -

I've been practising with Ryu and doing reasonably well after 2 weeks of intensive training, so I think that would be a good place to start.
But yeah, try all characters and decide which feels most comfortable.

Also, didn't Gray Fox in Metal Gear Solid say that hand-to-hand is the basis of all combat?

#8 Posted by 10MP (311 posts) -

just spam kicks with chun li and you will win probly %50 or more games.

#9 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -
Bombstrom said:
"I've been practising with Ryu and doing reasonably well after 2 weeks of intensive training, so I think that would be a good place to start.
But yeah, try all characters and decide which feels most comfortable.

Also, didn't Gray Fox in Metal Gear Solid say that hand-to-hand is the basis of all combat?"
Yes, that was the reference I thought of. It's bad, but you got it, so it isn't TOO bad.
#10 Posted by theuncannygiraffe (56 posts) -

Chun-li is a good starter character, I always find. She's fast and her combos are easily accessed and have quite quick execution. She's not the best once you get higher up though.... still, by then you'll know what's what.

Plus, it's always somewhat satsifying to kick the crap out of one of E. Honda or Blanka with a wee girl. :)

#11 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6199 posts) -

Each character has a lot of complexity and depth.  I'd try nabbing a FAQ move list and then trying out each character in single-player.  Once you've tried it with everyone and have a feel for the difference between the speeds and variations on their projectiles. practice online or with a friend.  It'll take a lot of patience to get even halfway decent.  I've been playing SFII off and on for nearly a decade and a half, and I still have way more losses than wins.

Once you get down the basics, though, start paying close attention to the spectator mode when you're waiting to play online.  You'll get a great sense of what combos work well, what kinds of moves you can string together, and the timing of when or how to throw projectiles.  Good luck!

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#12 Posted by JamesF (1489 posts) -

Ryu or Ken probably.

#13 Posted by rivalbro (86 posts) -

Ken, long range, close range, projectiles, fast, anti-air, ALL TOGETHER!

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