I wasnt really sure what board to post this on so I figured this was as good as any. Out of all the fighting franchises which do you think is the easiest to just pick up and play. For instance I really liked Tekken but id end up spending a few days learning someones combos and then not be able to play again for a month and id have to learn them all over again since some where so complicated, so that really turned me off from that game. What would be the best one for someone who just wants to play a fighting game here and there and not devote hours and hours to memorizing combo lists and frames.
I was going to say the cake is a lie, then I took an arrow to the knee.
(u)mvc3 almost everyone can do abcd bbcd as a combo. in ssf4 you can do pretty much do jumping attack > normal xx special with every character but it's not as stylish. If you're not looking to really learn a game I'd say mvc3 is the way to go. If you do plan on learning combos I think it's easier to do them in ssf4 but then again I practice that game.
Mortal kombat works best for me. The system is really lenient with inputs, so you don't have to remember any timing- after about 5 minutes in training I find that I'm back up to playing speed, even if it's been several months since I last played.
Also, because the characters all share a few archetype moves (uppercuts, sweeps, etc), switching characters I such easier. I can play about half the cast very well- with ssf4 and mvc3, I can only play maybe 4 characters from each game.
I give mvc3 a half recommendation, only because it takes me a few hours to get used to my combos after months of not playing. Takes a lot longe for the doped and memory to Cooke back due to the games faster pace.
Any strange words or phrasings in this post were brought to you by fat thumbs and autocorrect. Enjoy.
Marvel VS Capcom 3 is very newb friendly, there are a lot of combos that don't require
any real timing, and they can often prove almost as effective as the more difficult to pull
Street Fighter is very hard on new players, you won't learn much useful from the single
player components of the game that can't be used effectively online except maybe some
combos. Street Fighter places a much greater emphasis on fundamentals like spacing, anti
airs etc. Well they're more obvious in lower levels of play than pretty much any other fighting
game at least where you can get by for a decent amount of time without learning a lot.