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View Poll Results: Best current-gen fighting game for newcomers?
Street Fighter 5 1 11.11%
Mortal Kombat 11 3 33.33%
Tekken 7 0 0%
Other 5 55.56%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

I don't know why but I've had a real hankering for some fighting games lately. Maybe I'm just burnt out on big narrative open world games and want a more focused purer experience.

Dunno the reason. Just know I have a mighty need to play fighting games.

Problem is, I'm largely shit-tastic at them. Literally, this is my sum total experience with fighting games:

- Played Street Fighter II way back as a wee nipper, insisted on only playing as Vega, was terrible at Vega, cried when my brother kept beating me.
- Played original Mortal Kombat and managed to reach, but never defeat, Shan Tsung.
- Bought Street Fighter IV on impulse, couldn't get to grips with the controls, gave up and sold it in like 3 days later.
- Bought Mortal Kombat X, same problem.

That's it.

I've had a fondness for the genre since childhood but whenever I try and play one I can sit there and learn all the commands and combos but as soon as I get to an actual fight my brain just reverts to panicked button-mashing and reckless jump attacks.

But I've got hold of Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11 and have been pissing about with them here and there to see if I can get my head around them this time.

Thing is obviously I know fuck all about fighting games so I figured I'd ask anyone here who does know about them what example of the genre on current gen consoles is kind of best in terms of integrating and training idiotic noobs.

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Re: Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

Try Tekken 7. It's the most stale out of all the franchises you've listed, but it's also the most casual friendly by far, which is both good, since one can have a good time without having any previous exp with the game, and bad, since player can abuse certain sucker patterns and easy to spam combos.

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Re: Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

I'm gonna go with two routes/options you could go here tbh.

Option 1: Easy to play classic franchises - Tekken 7 or Soul Calibur VI. Both have super simple controls and are very noob friendly, exactly how they were years ago.

Option 2: Very easy to play but way more cinematic anime fighters: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road to Boruto - this one has insanely cinematic fighting, is super easy to play and do massive moves with and looks stunning. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - actually Dragon Ball Fighterz is the superior fighting game but requires a lot more skill to play well. Xenoverse is similar to Naruto in that it has simple special move mechanics and is a 3d fighter with a much bigger stage to fight in and ridiculous powerful moves.
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Try Dragonball Fighter Z. It's noob friendly with a lot of depth and unlike the others mentioned people you play won't have 20 years of experience on the game's engine.

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Dude, check out Nidhogg 2 or Gang Beasts
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I would say Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Pretty easy to learn and a lame game to boot.
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Re: Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

Mortal Kombat for me is easily the most accessible. If you put any time into X, you shouldn't have been that bad at it, and same goes for 11. I'm a pretty bad player and I've improved dramatically. You have to commit to it, though. You can't do 10 minutes a day and get better at it. You have to go into practice mode, learn about which attacks have good and bad frame data, and learn about which characters are bad matchups for other characters. If I can get to a point where I'm doing pretty well online, literally anybody can do it.
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Re: Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

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Mortal Kombat for me is easily the most accessible. If you put any time into X, you shouldn't have been that bad at it, and same goes for 11. I'm a pretty bad player and I've improved dramatically. You have to commit to it, though. You can't do 10 minutes a day and get better at it. You have to go into practice mode, learn about which attacks have good and bad frame data, and learn about which characters are bad matchups for other characters. If I can get to a point where I'm doing pretty well online, literally anybody can do it.
For what it's worth Mortal Kombat is always the series I feel the most weird fondness for in terms of fighting games, and I probably did give up on MKX way too fast after I got initially frustrated with it.

My problem with Mortal Kombat in terms of me playing it is that I can sit there in practise mode rattling off combos and special moves and even managing to string them together pretty damn well, but as soon as an actual fight starts my brain hits the panic button and all the carefully-practised button coordination goes out the fucking window.

That and I somehow manage to be apocalyptically shit at blocking consistently which is kind of a fundamental skill.

And then I see videos online of people stringing together god-tier ludicrous combos and special moves and I just get disheartened that I'm never gonna be able to pull off half of that shit.
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Re: Fighting games: Best current gen option for noobs?

Regarding Street Fighter V (and the Street Fighter franchise in general) what you could do is:


-Start with the more accessible yet effective characters such as Ryu and Ken (and maybe Akuma though he is arguably a tad advanced compared to the other two.)


-Practice. A lot. With patience and disciplined focus.


-After you have gained some confidence in handling Ryu/Ken hit the Arcade/Story modes and then work from there. Set up a goal, come out victorious from the mentioned modes and then go on and practice with Vega. (who although I do not main is very fun to play as in Street Fighter V.)


-Last but probably the most important note: Get out of your own way. Reasonable self-criticism causes healthy growth which is fantastic but unreasonable self-criticism, combined with unchecked overthinking during very heated and active battles during the rounds, will only hamper you from growing as a player.
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Try Dragonball Fighter Z. It's noob friendly with a lot of depth and unlike the others mentioned people you play won't have 20 years of experience on the game's engine.
I second this! Been trying to get in at least an hour a day so I'm not rusty when janemba is released.

While there are minor differences throughout the roster, there are universal combo paths for about 90% of the cast that you can do major damage with. There are auto combo options that you add to once you have your go to team.

It's still pretty active as well. My internet sucks and I can still find player matches at very high connection rate.

The game runs on the guilty gear engine so it's absolutely gorgeous! 2d playstayle with 3d models. It really looks like you're playing the show.

And if you're an anime fan you can really appreciate all the love and effort that went into the game. From the banter some of the characters have with one another before and after fights. To the dramatic finishes that recreate some awesome moments from the show. (Yamcha getting yamcha'd!!!)
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