I don't know how to translate Japanese names, so I will keep them as is, I only know how to recognize a few, I will use the english ones for what I know, if you know the translation, post it and I will edit it!
Rufus is: ????? in Kanji (?)
Thanks to changuillo
for the first 3 videos!
1 - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2S6956MWk
Video from: 0:00 - 2:04
Rufus vs Ryu
??? v 777
Notes (courtesy of changuillo
on 1:39, rufus punishes a tatsumaki with cr.HP. good counter for far tatsumaki attempts.
I think you can even do it when they throw a tatsu on your face (in the vids also shows that rufus can duck and evade Ryus tatsumaki completely)
Video from: 0:00 - 2:40
Rufus vs Rufus
?? vs ???
Notes (courtesy of kesh!
First combo off the bat is very important to get down. Dive kick, st. lk, st.mp, hp tornado. I found it hard to do, but after some practice (and being shown it) I got it nailed down, timing is quite strict.
When you see a rufus v rufus mirror match, like most sf4, its a race to get to the ultra, rufus has the lucky advantage of being able to link his ultra from the air and ground with minimal effort...abuse this!
Right now, we are kind of forced as Rufus players to have a bit of psychic initiative to land our best combo (imo) j. hk air to air, ex snake strike which does an absurd amount of damage for very little meter. This doesn't mean to throw it out every 5 seconds, but be cautious and also KNOW when your ex will hit fully...you can get a feel of it, if you air to air him and hes too low, do the lp snake strike, save that meter for your best move, ex messiah kick.
at 1.28 rufus throws a messiah kick, the other rufus tries to counter with ultra but the first one does the HK follow-up and evades the ulta completely.
Video from: 2:40 - 3:43
Zangief vs Rufus
Notes (courtesy of kesh! and changuillo):
Rufus should have relatively low fear of zangief as compared to the rest of the cast. Our short jump dive kick is a very fast weapon that can be beaten out by Giefs lariat, but that gief would have to guess that you were about to dive kick in the first place. We can do our block strings, gief will probably SPD, do a quick dive kick and do whatever combo we want off that. Also, cr. hp is your friend in this round! Don't be afraid to turtle to time out, you've got the advantage in this match up (imo) use it!
The other match there (Zangief vs Rufus) is very educative since it shows us how to keep zangief away (to a decree) so its a must see for all of us Pop corn lovers.
3 - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RFQtv1yg1GI