I think Fantasy Strike should run on wine and the base game is free on steam. It's a good starting point if you have no idea how to play fighting games!
Thank you, anon. You've been so kind and helpful!
Do you have a bluetooth keyboard? If it's a matter of precise timing or something, wireless inputs will have input lag.
I usually play with an arcade stick but maybe you're messing up your input somehow, just memorize the animation for the overhead and when you see it switch from down blocking to walking backwards. The timing for overheads is pretty lenient so you should be able to block it that way on reaction.
How's Arcana Heart? I barely hear it mentioned anymore.
I'm pretty sure I'm just retarded and have slow reflexes.