Why fighting game execution is hard for new players

#1: When you do something, you have to wait until it finishes

#2: Controlling a fighting game character is closer to issuing a series of instructions than it is moving your character’s body

If you have never played QWOP, stop what you’re doing and play QWOP.

#3: Coordinating your left hand inputs with your right hand inputs is also hard

#4: All of this shit is relative to the opponent’s position

It’s hard to block someone sitting on your head.

#5: Your opponent’s job is to not let you play the game

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Game Designer. Learn to play Street Fighter: http://shoryuken.com/2014/07/07/learn-how-to-play-fighting-games-with-our-free-beginners-guide-ebook/

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Patrick Miller

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Game Designer. Learn to play Street Fighter: http://shoryuken.com/2014/07/07/learn-how-to-play-fighting-games-with-our-free-beginners-guide-ebook/

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