As of Season 4 (which started in December and hasn't been patched since then), the general consensus is that Akuma, Rashid, Ibuki, Karin, Birdie, and Bison are all highly-rated. It breaks down a bit beyond that and thoughts have changed a lot as the season's developed (i.e. a lot of Japanese players thought Zangief would be godlike this season but he quickly slipped down to mid-tiers as people realized how to capitalize on his shortcomings) but those six almost almost rank near the top of most pro opinion lists.
There was a time there where hype was building for Zeku... Did that break?As of Season 4 (which started in December and hasn't been patched since then), the general consensus is that Akuma, Rashid, Ibuki, Karin, Birdie, and Bison are all highly-rated. It breaks down a bit beyond that and thoughts have changed a lot as the season's developed (i.e. a lot of Japanese players thought Zangief would be godlike this season but he quickly slipped down to mid-tiers as people realized how to capitalize on his shortcomings) but those six almost almost rank near the top of most pro opinion lists.
Zeku's still pretty damned good (there were two Zekus in Top 8 of EVO this year and both had pretty distinct playstyles), just not as overwhelmingly good as the aforementioned six. I've been skimming a bunch of pro player tier lists from all over the world and most seem to rank him just below top tier, so strong but not godlike.
While he seems viable, I do still have less difficulty fighting him than other grapplers and their bullshit like Laura and Mika. Matches against Zangief and even Alex also seem like they lead to blow-ups far more quickly after only a few mistakes.
Then you haven't met a Honda with VT 2 then.
Plenty. Still not a problem for me (even managed to beat said VT2's autoguard grab with Lucia's CA twice).
I'm sticking with my earlier "Sakura, but actually good" assessment. She has a better command normal slide than Ibuki's, too.
He can stun in two combos and deal 60% damage with full meter. He's Abigail 2.0, he's a Street Fighter V character.
Have I ever been wrong in Street Fighter V?
Lmao. Trump would turn a blind eye to Bison annexing countries.
Terrible on Capcom's part.
<Bison activates Psycho Drive>
This is pretty much where I'm at.I've been playing a lot of Honda and he's okay but mostly stinks imo
his VT's can rob you but that's also over half the cast
his EX headbutt is -24 throwable with one hit of armour lmao
both his jabs have great reach but are 5f
his 4f buttons have no reach
he's got some good up close plus buttons
his fwd HK CC button is -7, slow as hell and has a huge hurtbox
his VSkill is cool but it's so slow that you can't really react to fireballs up close with it unless you're doing it preemptively
overall I think he can be played solidly but he seems blanka/gimmick tier for now
that's me when i hop in with a new character online on my old rank. a punching bag for 100 games.
Indeed. SFV is just a game suited towards a very specific style. You can win playing Menat, Poison, or Sagat. Or you can make your life easier and play with the RTSD mixup characters instead.
Big yup to your "you win with the same shit" quote. That's why I hated evil evil Ryu release. Another stubby button rush down v trigger monster?! In SFV?! How exciting...
Less so than what Scraftyko outlined. It's very clear that what the viewership at large enjoys is explosive, offense oriented gameplay. More than anything else. People will still complain about Genjuros all over the place in SamSho or Bardock in FighterZ S1, but that's more about the character repetition than their playstyles.Mad people residentsleep about Rashid, Akuma (Unless Ur Tokido), and Karin (Unless ur Punk/Bonchan). People bitch about everything relating to the game. They hate rushdown, 50/50, lame play, patient play, zoning, etc.... People can't make up their damn mind on want they want anymore, and not everybody gonna be happy. Shit gets old, it has been over three years now. SFV is what it is at this point good or bad, there's not gonna be a big shake up that's gonna magically fix all this shit.
"lol all you do is spam fireball noob this isn't a shooter lmao"You only need to see how often projectile zoning gets referred to as "spamming" outside of competitive FGC circles to understand how much dislike (at best) there is among the casual audience for combat that isn't fought within sweep range. Sadly, Capcom listened to those folks which led to the SFV we have now.
Yeah exactly. I won't lie, I'm not always in the mood to watch a JWong half hour Menat match. But if you take your time and really watch what he is doing, it's so impressive. Just the way he routinely makes a life deficit/clock ticking out situation work in his favor by making his opponent, who has the life lead, feel like they are losing the match. The opponents gets antsy, tries to jump in and dies with 5 seconds left.
They'd need to redo all the NPC, they are much lower quality than any item in the background.
It'd be a good way to get people to double dip.