How does /v/ choose their characters in fighting games? By looks or tier list?
>Do they have a command grab?
I'll admit I tend to pick up a secondary or use a tiebreaker based on power or matchups and I do like my main to be top 50% of the game... but hell, I mained Kano with a sub Ermac in MK9
Or that you want to be competitive. If winning is your utmost priority, then picking the best character is the right choice.
Excluding dark horse characters that are solid but generally not very understood.
I pick mid/low tier characters because it makes me feel good inside when I occasionally beat serious tryhards who use top-tier characters for the sake of winning all the time.
Every game has a shit character that I fall in love with anyway
Fast, ranged characters that do lots of little hits.
Alternatively, the best girl.
In pic relateds case, both.
I always choose the pro wrestler/luchador character.
Unfortunately this means I have to do grabs and I suck at those.
>read that you can buffer a 360 with a dash
>try dashing and in the middle of a dash do a 360 then whatever the button I need to hit
>he always jumps after the dash
Entirely by the way they feel.
SF4 for instance I go with Makoto because everything she does feels like it hits hard and solidly, whereas Cammy's attacks feel like feather swipes by comparison and subsequently isn't as satisfying to play.
Usually by a playstyle I can fit into.
So far, my biggest problem game is guilty gear. I really fucking love the style but I just cannot feel comfortable playing ANY character and it pisses me off because I really want to play properly.
Street Fighter for life.
UMvC3 is ToD/Broken Shit
Tekken 6 is jugglefest
KoF is dead online
Naruto is weebshit
Blazblue is godawful gg knockoff
MK9 was great, mk10 doesn't look like its going to be as good
USF4 > SCV > Literal dog turds > the rest
I don't really have a set system. I play Ky because I'm a sucker for the knight of justice thing. I played Jill in Marvel 3 because I liked the Feral concept. And I played Carl in BB for no other reason than to challenge myself.
Playing by tier in stupid.
Playing by aesthetics is pretty stupid but not as stupid as tier whoring.
I play who ever is fun. I played random exclusively for a while just because I wanted to be able to use every character.
I have about 3 go-to characters though.
Well that's, like, your opinion man.
It's my opinion that your opinion is a stupid opinion though.
Marvel is the ONLY fun one, huh?
That game is a broken pile of trash. It's literally 1 hit to kill 90% of the time if you're watching pros. Even online it's the same thing.
It's objectively NOT a good fighter.
It's honestly more annoying getting into all that shit over what it really count as rather than just throwing it in the catch-all for "fighter."
Besides, at the end of the day, it's fun. Fuck smashfags, but still game itself is cool.
I really ought to fill one of those out but it's very time consuming
I tend to pick my first characters based on aesthetics, personality, and fighting style based on trailers and in-game previews. After I play a bit I start trying other characters and seeing what sticks.
I wish I wasn't shit at fighting games.
Also, anyone that plays USF4 on PC, have you been getting any online games out? I tried for like 20 minutes but couldn't get a single game in. I keep getting disconnected.
they just take dedication.
I wish they were easier to get into so I could actually get my friends to play but they're just not.
it's why I like them though so I can't complain too much.
Depends on the game frankly, sometimes you find that character that just fits your playstyle. That was Yoshi for me in Smash 64; I've been maining Yoshi ever since despite his lack luster reputation competitively, besides aMSa.
In terms of Street Fighter, I just thought Sagat, Vega and Bison looked like a total badasses, so I played them. Sagat is the only one of those three I can still play; I'd consider him my SFIV Main besides Cammy.
For Soul Calibur, I loved the design of Voldo so I tried to main him; he actually did become my main in SC3 and SCV. Cassandra was the character I most latched onto personality wise, as well as thinking she was incredibly sexy. Cassandra was my main in SC2 and SCIV. Zazalamel was the 3rd character I latched onto because of his weapon; I had always wanted to play a Scythe user.
I tried to get into Tekken with Tekken 6; mainly just for Lili but I also liked the look of Dragnov. I ended up really enjoying both their playstyles.
I never really try to play a character simply because they're high tier. I find the character that best suits my style or I learn the styles of the characters I find most appealing design-wise.
Generally a combination of looks and liking their style. I usually do trials/practice and go through the roster based on who I like the looks of first.
Just picked up Darkstalkers 3 and I've been using Dimitri because he looks like a real A-list vampire, and I was able to do his trials without much trouble. Turns out he's not considered super strong, but he's officially my nigga for satisfying the above requirements.
I think it comes down to
>Try character out because I like them based off of looks, ect.
>If the playstyle is fun, learn more of them
>Eventually try everyone else out
>If the playstyle is fun, they character will probably start growing on me
Regardless, I end up playing characters and liking them, simple as that.
>Choose a character with no knowledge of tiers
>You end up picking someone incredibly high tier
>Everyone hates you
>My favorite is Hakumen as his whole game plan revolves around sitting back and chillin'.
You're going to like BBCP2.0 then because aggressive Hakus have been neutered HARD while his defensive wall game is stronger.
The first character I play is always based on looks.
Which is either girl that dresses like a boy, or boy that dresses like a girl.
The second and on characters are always based on play style and are usually just a form of "Like first character, but better at this"
Every game that isn't my favorite game is dead.
I guess because now that support has been dropped for it we're beginning to see shades of the Marvel endgame where certain characters stand so far above the rest that it just isn't viable to use anyone else. Along with the fact that nothing new has really cropped up other than outrageous glitches (hello invisible/ invulnerable Galactus) and the meta isn't really moving forward like it used to. It's still going to pull huge numbers I guess. There are a lot of people that just like Marvel. I can't deny I've spent more than my fair share in that game.
It's usually by how flashy a character's combos are, that's kinda why I picked Noel
Although I will use any character from any of my favourite series, and that's why I use Wright on UMvC3
Whats /v/s USF4 win rate?
I give everybody a go, then I give the ones I like aesthetically one more go, then the ones I like mechanically one more go, and after that I usually have one or two mains based on either/both. For example in Blazblue I usually switch between Taokaka and Carl depending on how I feel like playing that day.
I pick characters that make me laugh.
Because the games about fun...right /v/?
Winning doesn't have to be fun.
Stomping some scrub who has no idea what he's doing isn't fun, and I doubt you'll want to do it more than once before finding a better opponent.
Winning with a character you like is almost always more fun than winning with one you don't.
Any random guy and put his flag as Canada. Most of the American characters could pass for Canadian.
Alternatively to go the El Fuerte rout a French Canadian Hockey player that says eh on the end of his sentences.
But it isn't. It's like saying League of Legends is the same as StarCraft.
Only games approved my Mr. Wizard get on the EVO main stage. People can make their own side tournies if they want but unless they bring their own set ups and stream it themselves they won't get any official backing at all.
Yeah that's not being fair to your opponent, who's going to be bored out of their mind beating on your shitty alt.
But there's no problem with doing your best with a character you like even if everyone says that character is bad.
I just pick who I enjoy, more often than not who I enjoy is at least decent.
>You know Smash's APM is really fucking high for a fighting game
OH GOD MY FUCKING SIDES!
The picture is meant to be an example that a moba and an RTS are two different things. Just like Smash and fighting games.
Seriously, Smash is too foreign to be called a fighting game.
Smash isn't deeper than other fighting games, but it makes you press all sorts of pointless shit just to move around and attack.
If you'd ever played Smash or a fighting game you'd understand.
First by design, then by feel.
When I first get the game if I see a character that looks cool I'll try them out and see if I find their style fun. Then I usually check out the rest of the cast and see how fun I think they feel. After that, I usually choose the one that felt like I could have the most enjoyable time playing.
Yamazaki, Iori, Kyo
DIO, Hol Horse
Random select (Every character just FEELS good)
Those are just the games I played the most, I'm sure there are others I just can't think of right now.
Ones who fit my playstyle.
Being a cute girl helps though
>be bad at fighting games
>play at the pc with a keyboard
>play honda after Ultra upgrade
>gets into the top 30 because nobody plays honda anymore
feels good to main low tier
I don't know really, I guess which one is the most fun to play I guess
Tier lists never play into my choice of character at all. I start by trying out the ones I find visually interesting and stick with the one whose playstyle feels good to me. From there, I might expand my personal roster by trying out characters I end up playing against or see other people play that seem interesting. I'd rather git gud with a mediocre or even bad character if I'm having fun playing them than perform better with a high tier character that I find boring to play.
I don't give a fuck about looks nor any arbitrary tiers. If you're good, you can beat anyone with anyone, and looks have zero impact on a character's performance. I select favorite fighters solely by their fighting style, opting to go for heavy-hitting bruisers rather than speedy fucks because I prefer raw power over technicality. Fuck your grabs, grapples, counters and dodges, give me a haymaker that hits like a goddamn train and I'm good.
Whoever I feel that attraction to
Stepping into a new fighter(except skullgirls because of short roster) there are usually like 5 or 6 characters with designs that speak to me.
I play with each of them until I figure out which ones I like best and they become the characters I get good at. The other characters I don't choose are for intermediate play and everyone else is just for casual play.
Looks and personality, as well as how fun it is to see that character in motion.
The only time tier lists ever come into play is if the character is meant to be crap in every way purposefully because its a joke character. This happened with Dan, as I really wanted to main him because
muh fatheruntil I found out he's not supposed to be a viable character at all.
I just kinda go with whatever.
I don't even play fighting games competitively. What's wrong with me?
not that anon but I got you nigga
I usually play whoever I think looks the coolest and do my damnedest to git gud with them
>playing SF2: World Warriors or whatever the fuck edition it was for the first time
>You mean I can be a swole as fuck Native American that grabs people by the face, swings them around like a ragdoll and drives them face first into the earth after a jumping practically off the top of the screen? SOLD!
T. Hawk is mah nigga. El Fuerte, Hakan, Hugo and Rolento are also up there
Only Kuroda could really beat anyone with anyone. That motherfucker was insane. For every other mere mortal, there are limits to what can be presumed, even if you are good. In a couple games, there are even some matchups that are simply impossible, because a character has no answer to a problem and the only way to win such a match isn't by being good but by the opponent being bad (and thus unable to exploit his advantage).
I just changed KI for F/UC because I didn't play KI.
>do great just by mashing buttons
>do shit when I try to play smart
fine I'll try someone else
>don't win unless I spam fireballs, which isn't fun
>barely ever win
>don't ever win
I'm running out of waifus. I think I'll either need to settle mashing buttons as Cammy if I don't gitgud with someone soon.
And no, I'm not playing the dudes.
Are you that insecure of your sexuality?
I meant it in the broad sense. Tourneyfags make up a very small minority of fightan players, and while playing online against other random people for fun, which I know can be a hard concept to understand for some people, you really can beat anyone with anyone. I've yet to find a fighting game that would have a character that literally couldn't win a single fight. If a char can inflict damage, then it has what it takes to beat any other character in the game. And since every fighting game ever has been balanced enough that you could fight anyone with anyone, with the advantages/disadvantages being extremely minute or even non-existant unless you go into the topmost levels of competition, tier lists IMO are a bunch of arbitrary opinions shared and followed by a small percentage of tryhards within every game's community. Everyone who isn't a tourneyfag usually ignores that shit.
When I was a kid (I mean 1992) I picked Blanka because his special moves were easy and kids like monsters.
I have mained Blanka ever since. And now I am 30 and people who begun playing fighting games after 2008 call me cheater, and tell me my character is cheap and shouldnt exist.
He is a cheap fuck, sure. That doesn't mean he shouldn't exist. What point would there be in competitive games if everyone was exactly and equally balanced? Might as well then just leave Ken and Ryu in the game and discard everyone else.
if I were insecure, I would ONLY play dudes.
I messed around with her a little and wasn't crazy about her. I didn't like spamming fireballs as Juri, and that seems to be the bulk of Poison's game (though used differently. And it looks way more difficult),
I accidentally picked Chun Li once in Ranked and won, so I guess I'll give her a shot, even though I never play charge characters. I'll probably save Sakura last, if only because I think Steam could use less shotos.
I'm really fucking sick of fighting the same five or so characters over and over.
Absolutely by looks.
I played Marth in SSBM because he was a cool sword guy. I played Rafael in SCV because he was a cool rapier guy.
If I enjoy a game enough, I might look into finding a relatively high tier character that I think looks cool so I can get comfortable maining them.
There are some tiers that really are insurmountable though. CS1 Rachel was shit. SHIT. She did not have a single good match up to her name. It's not like Tager where if he can at least grab you he can do a fuck load of damage, CS1 Rachel could not do anything. The only reasons anyone would ever have to pick that character is either because they really really like Rachel or they're trolling their asses off. On the flip side SF2 Akuma was so fucking stupid that the only way he could lose is if the person using him somehow fucks up. Character strength is a thing that exists. Some people have no problem getting around the glaring weaknesses of a character and that's fine. But you can't blame someone for not wanting to use a weak character that can barely do anything.
I prefer offensive characters who are quick and have short combos that deal good damage.
I main these:
MK9: Sub-Zero (exception, because he is my favorite)
Stop being such a roneryfag.
A lot of the guys in Street Fighter are good, and it doesn't make you gay for playing them. Fighting games aren't for you if you can't deal with that.
I usually start with the chicks first. Chun Li in SFII on the SNES was sex, even though half of her moves were worthless. Got into Cammy with SSFII (and the Game Genie code that allowed for Air Specials made the game even more fun). Soul Calibur I mained Xiang Hua & Seung Mina, King of Fighters Athena & Yuri were my best characters, Didn't really get into Tekken until V when the gameplay felt more polished and I went with Asuka, Mortal Kombat I never played much of (enjoyed, but got bore of quickly)...though I own each BlazBlue game I haven't gotten into the games much yet, and for Darkstalkers Hsien Ko/Lei Lei & Lilith.
My friends won't let me play as Hsien Ko in UMvC3 because I destroy them. It's all timing.
Needed more slots.
I fucking hate blazblue
>fighting games aren't for me if I don't play with guy characters
I'm not sure why you're so offended by how I pick my characters, but I'm pretty sure the whole point of fighting games is to gitgud with whoever you want.
Or you can get mad at anonymous people on the internet for playing fighting games different from you do. That's probably the reasonable option.
You don't spam fireballs with Juri. You store them to add safety and pressure to your normal strings or extend combos. I haven't played since Super, but I doubt they improved her fireball game so much that could could zone anyone but T. Hawk with spam.
If I played it as a kid, I nostalgia super hard.
If not, I pick the one character who does the most "awesome" thing. For example, I know nothing about persona, but when I played the fighter I picked folding chair dude purely because of the folding chair.
oh I know that. I just don't find hanging back and throwing out fireballs to be very fun or exciting. Like...yea, of course I can hold a heavy fireball for jump ins and pop a hadoken with a light fireball kick and throw my own underneath. I just think it's boring to play and boring to watch.
>But you can't blame someone for not wanting to use a weak character that can barely do anything.
And I don't. It's completely understandable if you pick up a game, then try out a character for a few matches, decide you don't like it for some reason, whether it's the moveset, or the fighting style, or because you think they're weak, and you move on. That's fine. What I had in mind were the kind of people who buy a new fightan, and the first thing they do is google a tier list, and then proceed to only ever use the topmost-tier chars regardless of everything else in hopes that it'll make them somehow better at the game instead of trying out all the characters for themselves and picking out one or two that they actually like playing with despite their perceived tier. Also, as shit as Rachel was, and she was shit, you could still beat any other char with her. Maybe you'd need to get lucky, maybe you'd need the opponent to fumble a bit, and it sure was somewhat harder to win with her than say Carl, but that doesn't mean that some couldn't use her because they legitimately liked using her and get good enough to kick serious ass.
I said you shouldn't limit yourself to just playing females because you said yourself it isn't working out for you. Why do you have such a hard time playing as a guy, are you insecure? I'm just saying if you ever want to get good at fighting games then you need to branch out.
Most of the girls in SFIV are ugly anyway. Play BlazBlue or DoA if you want to get your dick hard.
Big dudes doing big dude things
Even in the broad sense, I don't think you understand the disparity between some characters and just how easy it is to find even average online warriors who know how to abuse a matchup. Super Turbo Akuma is the most infamous example, what with nearly the whole cast having no answer to his air fireball, his one-hit kills thanks to stupidly easy redizzy, his insane movement speed and his inability to be dizzied, but the attempts to fix him made him even worse in some ways in HDR.
But let's go online with another game... say MvC2? What can you do against any average Sentinel or Storm with Roll/Servbot/Dan? Having used this team trust when I say, being good matters so much less than your opponent being bad, because the difference in damage is so great that your opponent needs to be ineffective at nearly everything for you to take the lead. It doesn't even have to be a top character--Blackheart can run out the whole game on you pressing one button. You don't have to be a tourney player to do this.
Third Strike Chun was also insanely strong. And it wasn't hit confirm into super, it wasn't Kara throw, it was just the hitboxes on her normal buttons that have her some 9/1 matchups. And it should be even worse for average players because they won't be as able to get past her normals. These are people that can't get past fireballs in SFIV, no way are they going to option select parry to get in on Chun.
Let's look at MvC3/UMvC3. Say...LeiLei or Wright versus a Dark Phoenix or Dark Virgil.... or let's consider that even one of the best Haggar players can do nothing about Magneto/Doom spamming repulsion.
The idea that players online aren't using this so simple stuff to their advantage makes me wonder if you are even playing online regularly.
I playa round with different characters until one feels right, and sometimes I jump to one first because the character is appealing too.
>There will never be a good traditional 2D fighter with wrestlers as characters
>The idea that players online aren't using this so simple stuff to their advantage makes me wonder if you are even playing online regularly.
I know they are, but not everyone's completely gung-ho about using nothing but top-tier chars and abusing cheap shit. Most of the people I meet online in fightan games are clearly playing for the fun of it, using all kinds of chars regardless of any perceived tiers. And that's how it should be.
>even if there was best guy would never be in it
to the guy saying online warriirs dont pick the easy stuff ...they do. ken was seen as the easiest in vanilla 4 by online warriors, then it was either sagat or zangief for his lariat being untouchable on both top and bottom in the first initial frames. then marvel they pick dante because they mash or jump s all day
I find a waifu and main her
Ibuki and Filia qt to the max
>pick Dante in Marvel
bullshit, they all picked Wesker and Wolverine with a beam or drone assist because it's babby's first teleport mixup along with the easiest combos in the game.
At best, the Dante players did the day one launch into killer bee into flame wheel super shit, and more often than not dropped combos and spammed missiles and helm breaker.
I'm too lazy to do it, But lets all imagine I made a character sheet and put Steve Fox in every box. Niggas just so fun to play
And then Dudley in 3rd Strike
But if we acknowledge that there's a difference between how things "should" be and how they actually are, then it makes no sense to say something like "if you are good, you can beat anybody with anybody." Especially when most people who are playing how the game "should" be played aren't actually good and even good players winning with bad characters depend on a disparity in matchup data between them and their opponent, and people playing for fun simply depend on their opponent just not being good at all.
I mean, I really did play Roll/bot/Dan at arcades and learned all these tricks like Roll's throw being so fast you could just hold forward and spam it because it was hard to tech and hard to roll if you failed the tech, her flowers stopping trijumps, 'bot doing crazy chip, or Dan AAA gaining invincibility... but I still needed my opponent to suck.
Just "being good" doesn't really make everyone playable on a meaningful sense.
I tend to start with the cutest girl, end up trying everyone, and then settle on a different girl than what I first went for. I'm pretty new to fighting games, so I like characters that I can use to catch with well, since I cannot will my own fingers to hit the buttons necessary for long combos. Lastly, I don't care much for plain weapons and fighting styles.
Oh and fuck tiers.
Dead or Alive 3: Ayane
Soulcalibur 4: Amy, Talim
Soulcalibur 5: Aeon
SSBB: Pikachu, ROB
Elsword (if the PvP counts): Sakra Devanam
Probably missing something.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Megaman, Morrigan, Captain Commando, Gambit
MvX: Rogue, Gambit, Ken
SfXT: Hworang, Nina, Ken
TTT2: Michelle, Nina, Heihaichi
UMVC3: Ametarasu, Zero, Felicia, Rocket Raccoon, Phoenix Wright, Wolverine
SFA3: Karin, Ken
I have no clue about tiers but they're all
Here's my old template from before. Disregard Mahvel because I suck at it. Also I don't know much about Persona but when I played it I played as the chair guy.
tfw p4u2 already killed uniel and it's not even out yet