So uh...how do I begin?

#1SuppleSnakePosted 10/6/2012 3:58:04 PM
I bought this recently because I was missing a fighter for PS3 and I copped this for only $27~ compared to Tekken TT2 for $60 (yes I know I could prolly find both for cheaper).

Problem is that I've never really had much experience with 2D fighters. I'm more used to Tekken and Soul Calibur and the only 2D fighter I've played is Street Fighter (PSX Gen which was long ago).

But even Street Fighter seemed so simple from a casual standpoint, which is how I'm trying to tackle this game. This game seems way complicated from what I'm used to.

I hear its good to pick a team to stick with first and get used to them. Well I'd like to use Captain America (Favorite Marvel Hero), Vergil (Loved him in DMC3) and uh...Idk to be honest. Maybe Akuma?

So yeah. Any advice for a newbie starting up would be great!
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#2NoizyChildPosted 10/6/2012 4:02:02 PM
Cap and Akuma can work well together. Not too sure about Vergil, though, seeing as how I'm not a Vergil player.

Be prepared to lose a lot, since you're just starting out.

However, plenty of people on this board are willing to help train and work with you.

Also, getting the strategy guide will help you out a lot.
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#3Patrick7286Posted 10/6/2012 4:09:52 PM
Your team sounds pretty strong actually, and cap and akuma are really easy to learn. Vergil is like 90% easy to learn with a little tricky stuff. But derp vergil is about as good as or better than optimized cap so....

Oh and try not to too caught up in combos. Practice/look into opening people up and landing the combo starters. A lot of times on defence, the game is less about blocking right, but more about avoiding that bad situation where you have to guess on a mixup to begin with. Make sure you know how to tech air throws (forward/back + Heavy).
#4KarsticlesPosted 10/6/2012 4:12:27 PM
Stick to basic ABC combos until you're comfortable with the character. That's the most important thing.

I recommend setting some matches up with a player here and asking for feedback.
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#5KromagnumPosted 10/6/2012 4:14:57 PM
Don't take losing personally. This is a very unforgiving game. Most players online will be able to kill a character off with one combo. You will lose a lot. Don't let it discourage you.

To start off, I reccomend trying Mission Mode for the characters you are interested in. Most of the mission combos are suboptimal, but it will still give you a solid foundation to start learning your character.

As for a team, pick three characters you like, and try them out. After you've played a while, you'll start to ger a sense of what you could edit about your team, such needing specific assists, or swapping out characters as necessary.
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#6NoizyChildPosted 10/6/2012 4:17:39 PM
From: Kromagnum | Posted: 10/6/2012 6:14:57 PM | #005
To start off, I reccomend trying Mission Mode for the characters you are interested in. Most of the mission combos are suboptimal, but it will still give you a solid foundation to start learning your character.

Also, this.

Usually, Missions 1-7 for each character are the best ones to learn.

They range from basic specials, to basic air combos, to assist usage, etc.
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