Hello, I only recently picked up ultra sfiv and whenever I play online I find myself constantly blocking to the point of holding down and back, until I’m in the corner and it’s already too late. Also whenever I try to hit a shoryuken or any button to try and get out, I just get hit. I’m starting out with Ryu, but if there are any general tips they would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Edit: I have only won a single game so far, and lost enough for my PP to drop to 0. At this point any help at all regarding defense and getting out of a corner would be amazing. Again, thanks so much.
When you say you try to do a shoryuken and “just get hit,” do you mean that you’re getting hit while trying to do the shoryuken, or that they block the shoryuken and then they punish you? If the first, than that means you’re missing the reversal window, which means that the shoryuken isn’t coming out on the first frame possible on your wake up.
I mean that as soon as i try to do the input, i get hit before i can finish or it comes out. But with normals, yeah i probably am missing the window. I’m trying to work on footsies now to try and build some form of offense. Thank you two, it really helps.
This isn’t entirely true, the reversal window in SFIV is 5 frames.
At OP, you need to learn to recognize what are safe block strings and specials/normals and which are not. Learning when those elements are at the end is essentially your queue to take as turn on offense.