It takes more than quick fingers to crush your enemies in online fighting games. While every one will have slightly different rules, controls and special attacks, the basic strategies required to win are similar across various different games. Here are a few simple tips that will help you reign victorious.
1) Know Your Enemy
It may seem obvious, but this most simple step is so often overlooked by beginners. In any battle, a solid knowledge of your opponent is critical. Sometimes this can only come with experience. You may to have face a few losing fights before you learn the style and strategies of your enemy. Some games, however, will give you insight into your challenger before the first round. Learn as much as you can about their strengths and weaknesses, and formulate your own plan of attack based on that information.
2) Keep Up the Defense
It may be tempting to go into a match with raging bloodlust, pummelling the other player with an endless series of fatal blows. In reality, however, this technique is only works with a strong characters guided by a skilled fighter. If you don’t have the strength or the skills necessary to obliterate your enemy in a single epic offensive strike, you’ll probably have to take some defensive measures as well. The hallmark of a true warrior is his ability to defend himself against threats, and take aggressive action when he knows he can do the most damage.
3) Choose Your Weapons
Most online fighting games will give you a choice of characters to play, and may often include options for special moves or even weapons. Sometimes you will only be able to afford in-game upgrades after you have proven yourself in a number of winning fights. The characters, moves and tools available will vary between online games. In any case, make sure to take full advantage of any options presented, and don’t miss out on valuable upgrades that can make you stronger and more powerful.
4) Take Your Time
In the fast-paced, action packed world of online games, it can be easy to feel the pressure to act quickly. While razor sharp instincts and expert motor skills will go a long way, patience can be equally valuable in these scenarios. Sometimes this means simply taking the time to play a game over and over until you develop the expertise to master the challenge. It can also apply to individual battles in which acting too quickly, without pausing to consider your actions and anticipate the enemy’s next move, can prove fatal. A balance between fast response time and thoughtful consideration is ideal.