Category Archives: match analysis

Thoughts on Evo 2013, counter-pokes, parries and SF4

Evolution, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, has concluded. Being an old man, none of my favorite games were featured as part of the official tournament, because they’re all well over a decade old, but I was more entertained by the final 8 of the Super SF4 (AE 2012) tournament than I had …

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Gen vs Chun notes

NOTE: the following entry uses the old school American notation for attack button strength. Jab, Strong, Fierce = light punch, medium punch and heavy punch; Short, Forward, Roundhouse = light kick, medium kick, heavy kick Also, keep in mind that this is not meant to be a genuinely comprehensive look at the match. Apropos of …

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GGPO Version .030 Frameskpping/Rollback issue

Edit (Nov.26.2011): It should be noted that after messing around with my settings- IIRC I just unplugged my router and connected my cable modem directly to my PC’s ethernet port- I lowered my ping number, which improved the frameskipping problem by a noticeable amount. However, the overall point of the below post (that the v.030 …

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Honda Closure

A few thoughts on some other Honda matches other than the ones posted in the last 2 blog entries. All matches probably feature the same Honda player, but I’m not sure. Unknown (Honda) vs DARK (Gen) Round 1: Honda tries to start the match off with a sweep (crouching Fierce) but gets countered by Gen’s …

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Match Breakdown: 3 (A-Chun li vs A-Honda)

Couple problems with this match, #1 being that Honda does not have reliable anti-air vs Chun. Jab headbutt only really works if she’s above him or above and in front. Chun can jump with Short or the stomp from far away and basically hit Honda at his legs, and either beat the headbutt (bad for …

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Intro to Honda

I plan to blog about a set of GGPO matches I had while playing Honda. In the mean time, I figured I’d write a little bit about Honda in general. A3’s Honda, general overview. …not great. Honda is a defensive character by design, but when it comes to A3, he’s in a game where you …

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Match breakdown: 2 (V-Akuma vs A-Gen)

This is relatively short. …relatively. Meaning, I don’t really get into the basics of this match, just the thoughts I had while rewatching it. Should have used RK waterfall kick (DP+K in punch-style), whiffed vs air hurricane more than once, both times could have impacted the round significantly. (waterfall kick makes the opponent chose between …

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Match breakdown: 1 (A-Rose vs X-Birdie)

(the following is posted as a thought exercise, and possibly just because I had too much free time) I play a lot of Rose, personally. So I feel the need to make a confession: I have no idea how to fight Rose when I’m on the other side of the match. Because I play somewhat …

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