CV Spotlight: SF4 Combo Video Roundup
In case you haven’t been keeping track of recent combo video news, there have been several great Street Fighter IV projects released over the past couple of weeks. All of them are worth watching because remarkably enough, there’s practically zero overlap between their contents.
First off, Dj-B13 has finally completed his long-awaited follow-up and it’s full of awesome details. The Ryu combo at 1:49 is dope because that second hit of j.MP is not easy to land. All the Seth and Fei Long combos are great and so’s the second Abel combo. Some of the editing tends to get in the way, but he makes up for it with a very cool transition at 2:29.
Up next, Remxi presents not one but three videos exploring the combo potential of Chun Li’s crouching hit box using three different projectile characters. They’re all awesome, especially the brief bonus clips he added to the ends of each video. Character-specific hit box setups are clearly the next step in SF4 combo videos, but testing them thoroughly enough requires a great deal of time and trial and error.
Doopliss recorded an entire video consisting of over twenty side switch combos; most of them taking place midscreen. It’s a lot of fun to watch and quite a few of them can be duplicated in Training Mode without too much trouble. My favorite clips have to be the Sagat combo at 1:17 because he dashes backward for some inexplicable reason, and the Fei Long combo at 1:45.
This one’s actually a tutorial featuring everyone’s favorite sumo champ E.Honda, but StreakSRM paced it more like a combo video so it never gets boring. In fact, you may even have to watch it twice to appreciate how cool Cordi‘s commentary track is. That part goes by a little too quickly to keep track of everything going on, but that’s the eternal conundrum of editing tutorial videos. Either you make everything understandable the first time around, but then nobody can sit through a second viewing. Or you make it snappy enough to rewatch, in which case some of your points will get lost on the initial viewing. Personally i enjoyed this video more the second time around.
Finally, yeb put together an incredibly comprehensive video demonstrating various uses of Gen’s focus kara into stance change technique. It covers everything from fireball counter tactics to additional anti-air options to mixup interrupts. If you make a new discovery, this is how to reveal it properly. Trust me, it’s worth it to go the extra distance on something like this. Seeing this video, error1 worked a little tool-assisted magic and came up with a candidate for the quickest possible SF4 match. Four seconds seems mighty tough to beat.