Improve Your Execution
While having a solid foundation of the basic mechanics in a fighting game goes quite a long way, to achieve the mark of a true master, your execution must be consistent if you hope to have a chance against opponents of a higher caliber. Just dropping one input can be the difference between winning and defeat so it’s important your execution is as on point as it can be. With that being said, it takes some dedication and time to develop the muscle memory capable of giving you great reaction and incredible dexterity. I’ve created this section to provide you with some links that will help you figure out the best way to develop your execution skills.
Six Psychological Tips to Help You Level Up Your Game Faster
This three part series provided by shoryuken.com author MyLifeIsAnRpg aims to introduce fighting game developers into using different learning techniques that will help improve your overall fighting game IQ. This write up covers a few techniques that you may find to be very helpful when trying to improve your execution.
How a 19th century German scientist could help you win at fighting games
LunaSlave a member of SRK’s forum community wrote an interesting post about the German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus who discovered the forgetting curve, which is basically the predictable rate at which we forget information. He also came up with a system that helps to bring those things that are in short term memory into long term at a quicker rate then we would normally tend to retain the information. As a result, computer programs known as Spaced Repetition System or SRS have been developed to help use the system that the psychologist created. Find more about this system and how it might help you improve on your execution here.
After spending some time with Anki, one of the recommended SRS applications, we decided to provide a tutorial showing you how to set up and take advantage of this application. The program can be downloaded on the official website here.