Practise, Practise, Practise

I swear, if I hear that word one more time I’m gonna scream. I need a real answer! Isn’t there something else I can do to get better? What is it that I am overlooking? Are there any quick fixes? I’ve been practise, practise, bloody practising for ages and I’m still rubbish! WHY? Why do I suck? Don’t you dare snigger at that, I’m serious.

I usually find that I learn pretty quickly and can get decent enough at anything as long as I put my mind to it. Street Fighter IV, however, and its new Super sequel, is beating me. It’s wearing me down, chipping away at my spirit.

Why. Won't. You... DIE!?
Why. Won't. You… DIE!?

I’ve tried 360 controller, fight pad and arcade stick. Nothing’s working. I AM practising. Every chance I get, til my wrists are aching and my brain is crying out for a break. I need to figure this game out. I study videos of other gamers’ matches, I search for tips and tutorials and I fry my brain pointlessly reading up on and failing to understand subjects such as frame rate data. The only thing I’ve discovered from playing randoms online is that fireball spam almost makes me cry and all I’ve learned from playing with friends is how to take a beating. I have never rage-quit anything in my entire life, I will not give up until I have mastered this game. Someone out there must know the secret. C’mon, no game takes this long to learn. There’s an old-skool cheat code you can use for extra damage right? Or there’s a way to mod my stick to map combos to a single button press or something? Is there? Is there? Gah, I don’t know why I’m wasting my energy, I know what you’re gonna say – practise, practise, practise.

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6 responses to “Practise, Practise, Practise”

  1. Leon avatar

    I get this, but more with the FPS type games – no matter how much I practise I can guarantee I’ll almost always be the one with the least kills as the end of the match!

  2. Markatansky avatar

    Play against Chucklebuck. That’ll cheer you up. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Darach avatar

    The age-old question: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”

    Well, it’s in Midtown, isn’t it? So you head South from Central Park, two blocks, then East onto 7th Avenue between West 56th and West 57th Streets ๐Ÿ™‚

    Now that we’ve got that sorted, there’s two main parts to being a pretty good SF player. Being able to pull off your moves instantly… which is where all that practise comes in… and knowing when to do them… which is more important.
    If you want help with the second part, let me know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Simon avatar

    I am, and will always be, rubbish at Street Fighter. But I love it all the same. And is……is Ryu topless in that screenshot? Want. Would. Need.

  5. Walter avatar

    Its all muscle memory, all you have to do is practice for an hour or so a night then learn all of the matchup, options, reversals and counters, after that you can just sit back and relax ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Duncan avatar

    If you ever need an ego boost – I welcome a game online so you can totally thrash me until satisfied. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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