If I was going to bother gitting gud at a fighting game, which one should it be?
Street Fighter IV.
It's a great beginners game and will offer you core concept introduction to fighting games that can transition over well to most all other fights. It gives you a solid base to start with.
Objectively if you want to have the most fun, smash.
If you want to just spend a fuck ton of time learning about frame perfect garbage and get your ass kicked by neckbeards: SF
Smash 4 is the WORST smash game yet to play competitively. The past three games have had some facet of entry level skill but the bar is so low in smash 4 it's almost pathetic.
>objectively if you want to have the most fun
This shit is great, keep it coming
>Ideally, it should be one that your friends play too.
I'll keep that in mind.
I suggest SF3: Online Edition since considering the SFIV meta you wouldn't learn a damn thing.honestly. SFV is pretty new so you'd be learning at the same time as everybody else so you'll be able to learn allot better overall.
IF you're a 3d kinda guy, I suggest DOA5, though most of the community isn't that great, the game is really good and it's easier to pick up than most other games since other than the fundamentals it comes down to raw skill vs another player.