Criss wrote: Things about Street Fighter I Absolutely Hate With a Burning Passion: A Introspective into Bullshit - By Criss
1. The Hadou No whatever bullshit. Akuma decided to learn the art Ryu/Ken use, but used to to fuck people up, hiding behind the "greatest warrior" thing. There is no magical Force-like good/bad thing that eats away at fighters or whatever. Akuma just is skilled man. He's the Michael Jordan of Hadoukens.
Exactly: Gouki it's just a real powerful dude who mastered out the techniques in higher levels (has 2 Supers from Ryu/Ken plus the damn Raging Demon)
Criss wrote:2. Evil Ryu/Shin Akuma/Violent Ken, etc etc. Its a retarded cliche 90's concept (thanks Vamp) and needs to stay in the 90's. Ryu gets pissed off and he goes evil? Retarded. Akuma gets mad and goes UBERPOWERFUL?! No, thats plain stupid, and an excuse to have super badass boss Akuma and weaker player-controlled Akuma.
I always liked the alternate versions of characters (mostly EX versions), but what kinda annoyed me is that Evil Ryu was just a pastiche of Gouki (same fucking color and almost every fucking move of him), Violent Ken was a lot cooler and had some more interesting movements like the quick dash and his rambu DM.
I just don't like the "Evil" charas in SF are shotos only. There was never an alternate of another character with pose, movements or style different from the originals (in this case, SNK beats them all with the Hakkesshu version of Chris, Shermie & Yashiro in KOF, alternates that i still love cuz yes, they DO play different and look and feel different)
Criss wrote:3. M. Bison. M. Bison was cool in SFII, a dictator running a crime organization with blue energy powers. Then Alpha came along and destroyed everything cool bout him. SUPER STEROID BISON CAN TELEPORT AND SHIT BADASSSSSSSSS OH AND HES DEAD! WAIT NO HE HAS CLONES! LOLZ!....*sigh* Make sure SFIV is the last game with Bison ok? Thanks.
By this extension, Rose sucks and Cammy SHOULD suck, but her ass is sweet so she gets a pass.
Yeah, breadloaf Vega was shitty. I hated the cape flowing behind him, hsi damn body and his annoying grin. Gimme back WW's Vega or at least the CVS version which looks cooler.
Criss wrote:4. Speaking of Steroids JESUS CHRIST ARE THE DESIGNS IN SFIV TERRIBLE. If Jesus was real, alive and a SF fan, he'd probably have cried seeing Roid-friendly Ryu and Ken.
That kinda got fixed but damn, i remember the hulkish Ryu/Ken/Chun Li... ewwww... gosh, where's that picture of them? I guess it's on thsi same thread but in the first pages).
Criss wrote: 5. Guile turtlers. Duck SONIC BOOM, HA YOU CANT JUMP IN CAUSE I FLASH KICK! Repeat repeat.
Maybe this would be annoying in WW, CE and HF, but after Super and Super Turbo, the other characters got pumped up and Guile stooped from being a god tier into a solid A tier. I can beat Guiles easily with Claw in no time... I guess Ryu it's more annoying (see below)
Criss wrote: 6. Ryu. No I like Ryu hes a great fighter and shit. But his story has NO I repeat, NO growth. He's still a wandering warrior who seeks the fight, thats fine. But dammit EVOLVE HIM. Akuma keeps challenging him and he still gets his ass beat like its 1994. Thankfully the ending to Third Strike shows that MAYBE he'll, you know, become more than a 1-dimensional character. Give him some new art to mesh with his current fighting style, put him further down the path of being some exceptionally badass warriorthat could wreck everyone but loves the fight and such.
HADOUKEN HADOUKEN HADOUKEN SHOOOOOORYUKEN!
worse than Guile IMHO... and the worst? same fucking gameplay it's done from SF1 to SSFIV passing by each and every SF game done.
Criss wrote: 7. The Gouken retcon. Dude died in 1992, so wtf Capcom.
I don't mind that. At least they made the Sheng Long myth a reality and... well, at least they didn't make him another shoto-clone, which was almost expected.
8. Bring back Retsu and Lee.
CO-SIGNED. Plus Geki, KTHANXBYE!