Skip to main content

Street Fighter IV - The Game That Keeps On Giving....

- The online competition in Street Fighter IV is getting really tough now in Ranked. I can barely get a win these days in ranked online play. Occassionally the good players will go play Player Matches too, so yeah, the competition level is quite high now.

That said, I learned a couple of tricks with Ryu that I didn't think were possible before...Hmm, he can juggle with the EX fireball? A new trick that I use a lot now.

Of course the other trick I see often in ranked matches online is the Shoryuken -> Ultra Fireball for Ryu; I have a hard time doing it consistently because of the reaction time needed. But it's nice to see that it's doable even if you don't pull off an Focus Attack Dash Cancel (FADC)

- One problem I have with online play is that, on a bad connection, most of my air attacks (flying kicks, punches etc) won't come out on screen until a half second later. So my Ryu can barely start a combo from an air attack. I had to press the punch/kick button way earlier than I should if I'm playing online, and this really messes up my timing.

That said, jumping in Street Fighter IV seems like a bad idea anyway; lots of options for the opponent when you jump at them to strike back at you.

- I lost so many battle points.... T_T but then, that seems to be the only way to learn new tricks in this game. Watch the pros play, and learn from them. I'm seeing my win percentage go down to 75% and it's going worse every time I go ranked.

If only Philippine arcades had this game....then maybe I wouldn't have to worry about lag....

*********

-UPDATE for Playstation 3 owners looking for a Hori Fighting Stick....I found one in Virra Mall Greenhills. No, it's not in Mr. Dynamic/I-Tech but in that store near the Macintosh store and the Odyssey Music/Video store. I forgot the name of the shop; they have a couple of PS3 games on display in the front.

I think they priced their PS3 Hori Stick at around PHP 3,900++. It isn't the top of the line stick like a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3; but I do own a stick like it for the Xbox 360. Judging from all the abuse I've given this plain/generic Hori stick that I own, these regular Hori sticks are really durable and I've yet to experience any headaches in using it for Street Fighter IV. I think they're well worth the price; the only way one could get those expensive Hori Pro sticks are to either fly to Japan and bring them home, or import them via the Internet and face extreme customs/duties/taxes....

I checked on Ebay.ph; the Hori Pro EX for the Xbox 360 is about PHP 11,000++. OUCH! Imagine the customs taxes you'd have to pay for ordering that online.....T_T Sigh...the plight of the thirdworldgamer.

Popular posts from this blog

Gamers based in the Philippines: How to get in Xbox Live

NOTE: This article has recently been updated (as of August 12, 2006). Singapore no longer lets you input '00000' as your zip code. Please see below for alternate zip codes.

So you're a Filipino living in the Philippines with a brand-spanking new Xbox 360. You've heard about all the wonderful stories on Xbox Live. You happen to have a pretty good broadband connection. One day, you try out the Xbox Live sign-up options on your 360, and you find out to your dismay that your country is NOT listed. What do you do?

Now, you can probably enjoy your 360 without live at all, but I have to tell you: YOU ARE MISSING OUT. As Peter Moore said in the recent MS Press Conference: "Having your 360 connected to Xbox Live is as vital as having your computer connected to the Internet".

He is so damned right.

I've been playing on Xbox Live for almost a year now (both on my original Xbox and the Xbox 360). Essentially I found out all of this with a little bit of research, a little…

Xbox One - System / Games general review

We picked up a [kinect-less] Xbox One a few weeks ago and have been putting it through its paces. Overall, right now I feel pretty good about this console. But I have to admit, the first experience of buying it is not very good. I'll go with the BAD news first. But do note that it isn't all bad news....

- The first time you bring it home, the console can't work without Internet. That's because it needs an absolutely-unoverrideable mandatory update. Basically, if you get this for your birthday and it's 7PM, expect to actually play games on it around a day or so later, depending on your internet speed.

- The first patch I got for it was around 800MB. This number might have changed by the time of this writing.

- All the launch games now have accumulated patches/updates over 16+ GB in size. Not just Dead Rising 3, which has been reported widely in the media. Even Forza 5.

- My internet at home is PLDT 3Mbps; managed to get all the updates pretty quickly....that's a…

E3 2015 Conferences from the Big Three - My thoughts

Microsoft:

- They get a lot of points from me for actually announcing games that will be out in 2015.
- The Backwards Compatibility update is a huge surprise that I absolutely did not expect. Having BC is difficult and expensive to do, but somehow MS managed to do it, which leads me to believe the solution they found is an inexpensive one if they've decided it's practical to do QA work for the Xbox 360s gigantic library of games and make them all work on the Xbox One. If it was too complicated or expensive they probably wouldn't have bothered. But since they did, I think we're going to see full BC some time soon for all games. It's only a matter of time.
- Halo 5 looked fantastic, but 343 has a lot of work to do to restore faith, after the horrific launch of the Halo Master Chief Collection. I think they can do it, and I'd imagine they're certainly motivated now. If they screw this one up....MS might reconsider forming a new team to handle the Halo franchis…