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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by TheRev Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:03 pm

How can you be a Saturn guy and not already be into fighters?
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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by marurun Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:24 am

TheRev wrote:How can you be a Saturn guy and not already be into fighters?


Oh, I dunno, maybe because of all the other awesome games on the Saturn? Geez...
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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:24 am

marurun wrote:
TheRev wrote:How can you be a Saturn guy and not already be into fighters?


Oh, I dunno, maybe because of all the other awesome games on the Saturn? Geez...



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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by WrathOskvro Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:14 am

If you've got a PS1, PS2, or Dreamcast, you owe it to yourself to try Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. It's one of, if not THE most unique fighting games I have ever played. And fighting games are my primary genre that I play.
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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by marurun Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:42 pm

I was in Japan when JoJo was still pretty recent in the arcades. I never played it, but I could stand and watch others play for hours if necessary. So bizarre (pun intended).
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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by brukner1129 Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:58 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:All I gotta say is jump right in. Play Virtua Fighter. It is cheap, it is complex and is seriously the best 3D fighter out there. A lot of people complain about the game, only because they have been hardwired to the Street Fighter strain of thought. If you are starting from scratch, you can learn these mechanics with ease and it won't impair your later learnings in the Street Fighter game mechanics.

Plus, we have been playing it every sunday night at 9 PM EST here at Racketboy for this month.

If you want to prepare for next month..we are most likely gonna do SkullGirls, another great 2D fighter that is still gathering popularity.



I agree, play Virtua Fighter. It's my personal favorite fighter, and has some of the most enjoyable gameplay I've come across in the genre
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Re: Looking to get into Fighters

by AppliCotton Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:25 pm

The same thing happened to me in June, I discovered BlazBlue and was like wow, this game is amazing, I have to learn to play fighters... So from someone about half a year ahead of you, here's the kind of advice you'll be looking for.

- Do it! It's like learning to ride a bike, you'll suffer and be near the point of tears, then one day, all of sudden, it'll click and you'll be on top of the world!

- It took a professional player sitting down with me for two hours online and repeating the same attack over and over until I figured out what to do and when... THE key thing with fighters is this: There are times when you absolutely, under no circumstances must not press a button, and there are times when you absolutely have to press a button (attack) ; pressing a button when you should be blocking is the quickest way to get thrashed, while just blocking when you should be attacking is the quickest way to get put in a corner or mixed up and then thrashed

- It's not about combos! A pro player can beat you or me down in no time using just one button. Why? Because he's mastered two things: spacing (making sure the distance between yourself and your opponent is such that it is to your advantage and not his) and frame data (knowing how quickly your different attacks come out/how long you'll have to recover from them). This is basically what it all comes down to, get this down and you can drop combos left and right and you'll still be in with a chance.

- Get a game with a good tutorial mode. Skullgirls is excellent I hear, and I was very happy with BlazBlue. I love how the combos it gives you to practice have a show option where you can see the computer doing it, it really helps get the timing down.

- And most importantly... James Chen, this guy is awesome, he's a fighting game commentator who's made a series of YouTube videos that are really for people like you and me who know nothing about fighting games but want to learn. There's a lot of stuff out there that claims to be for beginners, but I've found this is the only thing that truly is. It's exactly what you're looking for (it's ongoing, so subscribe to the channel for new videos!):

http://youtu.be/ppHIh59xzpo
http://youtu.be/CfEDDH8c9ho
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