SF4 was the game that brought me back to fighting games after a long hiatus from the tekken series.
I will admit my first impression on the game was kinda bad, since I wasn’t used to its control scheme, especially on pad. But then my friend suggested me to try charge characters, since the inputs were much easier. I tried them all, and sticked with Bison.
Now I’m a mid/low level player, with about 3200 PPs.
But then I decided to switch character, because I started to find Bison boring. Oh man. What have I done…
Basically, I realized Bison teaches you to play the game wrong. He doesn’t have an AA, so I never developed the muscle memory and reflexes to react to someone jumping. I just blocked all the time, assuming I couldn’t do anything about it. Bison’s normals and footsies are very good, and I always relied on them to get into the opponent’s face. But with other characters, it’s not that easy.
So here I am, trying to get rid of all my bad habits, and relearn the fundamentals of the game. My main problem is anti-airing, I keep forgetting about it all the time. Now I’m asking you, what could be a good training regimen to achieve that?
Keep in mind that unfortunately, all my friends who used to play with me quit the game, so I’m stuck in this horrible world called PSN. I still have to decide which character to use, but it shouldn’t be one too difficult or execution-heavy, since I pretty much only play online.
My most successful alt is Fei Long, but I’m willing to experiment with a number of characters (Sakura, Cammy, Adon, etc.). Obviously, no charge characters. Suggestions?
PS: Sorry for my english, I’m not a native speaker