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Posted: 23 February 2009 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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thanks, I’ll give the Challenge mode a shot, I’ve been trying to unlock characters.  I just read that you can unlock characters on any difficulty level, so you can just “cheat” and play at easy mode, single rounds.

I found beating Seth with Ryu was kinda tough.  The first round is pretty easy, he’s susceptible to air attacks and throws, but once you get into the 2nd round he he starts unleashing the shoryukens against the air attacks, it gets a lot tougher.  You have to get good at blocking his attacks, like the teleporting, the vaccuum move, and the diving kick.  If you’re able to block those, they leave him open afterwards.

Beating Seth with Blanka, Guile were a lot easier, but maybe it was because I was already familiar with blocking his attacks by that time.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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nskripchun - 21 February 2009 09:25 PM

Damn, they’re even sold out of joysticks and 6-button d-pads online too.

shit is now completely out of control...some places are $160....the worst clocking in $200 for the Hori Pro Stick 3 thingee

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Posted: 23 February 2009 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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dooks - 23 February 2009 03:54 PM

Challenge Mode, Trials (I think?) are a good way to learn characters’ moves and combos.

the more advanced combos are stupid impossible. something like, jump in with a Med Kick, crouch Fierce punch, EX Focus Attack, Shoryuken, EX Focus Cancel, Ultra Combo.

good luck.

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Posted: 23 February 2009 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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kentuckyfried - 23 February 2009 07:33 PM

nskripchun - 21 February 2009 09:25 PM
Damn, they’re even sold out of joysticks and 6-button d-pads online too.

shit is now completely out of control...some places are $160....the worst clocking in $200 for the Hori Pro Stick 3 thingee

Dunno what it’ll be at when you see it, but I just searched on Amazon and the Madcatz TE sticks are >$400.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001M25AY6/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all

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Posted: 24 February 2009 05:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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kentuckyfried - 23 February 2009 07:34 PM

dooks - 23 February 2009 03:54 PM
Challenge Mode, Trials (I think?) are a good way to learn characters’ moves and combos.

the more advanced combos are stupid impossible. something like, jump in with a Med Kick, crouch Fierce punch, EX Focus Attack, Shoryuken, EX Focus Cancel, Ultra Combo.

good luck.

O_o

here comes a long post again.

The idea is to pick up pieces here and there from the trial mode to implement into your moveset slowly.  for example the important part on the above one is shoryuken, ex focus cancel, ultra combo.  It is ryu’s bread and butter combo to land his ultra every time reliably.  Alternatively, a jab shoryuken into a juggled super (shinku hadoken) is ryu’s bread and butter to land his super every time.

The best way to train away from the console is youtube.  watch pro matches, see what they do, get some ideas and work them into your own game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUZO0KhK4s0&feature=PlayList&p=952327FD7913B5CE&index=0&playnext=1

the above is 30 match videos featuring ryu.  played by daigo of the infamous 3rd strike chunli parry video.  you can link around there to find more matches of other characters, visit shoryuken.com, or ask me for specific character vids.

as to unlocking the characters, visit this link on ign:  http://cheats.ign.com/ob2/068/142/14211549.html#14319494

on the subject of joysticks, wait a bit because mad catz will be restocking the standard and tournament edition sticks in March and I’m sure amazon will restock the hori’s.  Just hold out because no stick is worth $200+.  Just make sure if you do it, do it right.  Which means you have basically 5 options on sticks:

1.  $80 Mad Catz fight stick
2.  $100 Hori Real arcade pro 3 (HRAP EX for 360, $129)
3.  $150 Mad Catz fight stick tournament edition
4.  $160-$180 AIAB http://www.arcadeinabox.com/ <- they offer sticks that are “American” arcade feel.  The above 3 are Japanese arcade feel and layout
5.  custom built sticks that you make on your own, or commission someone on srk.com to make for you.  parts at http://www.lizardlick.com

anything else is worthless even for a very casual player, you’ll actually play better on a pad I promise.

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Posted: 24 February 2009 06:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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I think a lot of people use Ken, because its easy to be very aggressive and chain together Shoryuken ultras and supers.

I like Abel.  But his long distance and anti-air suck.

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Posted: 24 February 2009 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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^i’m sure abel likes you too. wink

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Posted: 24 February 2009 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Posted: 24 February 2009 11:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Xbox : dethb0t sf4 is great… Esp with the ex mode.  Abel is probably one of the best chars in the game.  I’m still sticking to sagat ken and guile for competitive play though :D.  Someone get the iistix tourney sign up sheet

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Posted: 24 February 2009 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Btw, the 80 dollar joysticks r junk.  If you plan on playing fighters like tekken sf and vf5, invest in the 150 dollar juan.  Countless number of friends have been returning theirs due to unresponsiveness… Oh and u can unlock all the characters by easy mode 1 rounds..  Gotta finish some of them with ultra combos to get akuma gouki and seth I think

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Posted: 24 February 2009 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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thanks for the tips.  challenge trial mode helps.

I can’ manage to pull off any of the combos that involve something like ryu’s heavy punch + super combo (C.Viper has a similar one I can’t pull off either).  I’m guessing I’m just not doing the joystick motion for the super quickly enough?

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Posted: 24 February 2009 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Just played SF4 on PS3 at work. The graphic is great but this new 3d look loses some of the original charm of SF.

BTW, I hate all the good looking characters (ie. Ken, Ryu, Chun Li, Guile). I mostly play Blanka with some E Honda/Dalhsim/Zangif thrown in.

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Posted: 24 February 2009 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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versus - 24 February 2009 05:55 AM

kentuckyfried - 23 February 2009 07:34 PM
dooks - 23 February 2009 03:54 PM
Challenge Mode, Trials (I think?) are a good way to learn characters’ moves and combos.

the more advanced combos are stupid impossible. something like, jump in with a Med Kick, crouch Fierce punch, EX Focus Attack, Shoryuken, EX Focus Cancel, Ultra Combo.

good luck.

O_o

The best way to train away from the console is youtube.  watch pro matches, see what they do, get some ideas and work them into your own game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUZO0KhK4s0&feature=PlayList&p=952327FD7913B5CE&index=0&playnext=1

the above is 30 match videos featuring ryu.  played by daigo of the infamous 3rd strike chunli parry video.  you can link around there to find more matches of other characters, visit shoryuken.com, or ask me for specific character vids.
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Sweet vid!  Nice to see him come back 2 rounds straight after being down. 

Man, I need a joystick… I feel so unmotivated to play SF4 without one…

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Posted: 27 February 2009 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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crap, i beat akuma, why isn’t he unlocked!?

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Posted: 27 February 2009 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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hm, unlike what all the threads online are saying, I suspect you have to beat the game with all characters before unlocking akuma and gouken, cuz I beat each of them twice yesterday and they’re still not unlocked.

This could go in the what’s ruining my day thread.

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