it will not help ryu , he need more than this :
A: This is if you think ryu must be a zoning caracter.
3.Longer hurt box from his st lk as it was in S1
4. More longer Hurtbox for his st lp.
B: If you think ryu must be a close body caracter as capcom seems to think it must be now ,then
1.More faster Start Up for his normal .
2.No blok after throw (So lol lol lol to saw that when u heard what capcom said about ryu)
3.More + on block for his hits.
4. Crouch Counter Must be more efficient.
Actually he is nothing , no zoning , no body , he is just a waiter of mistake , that s it.... And this VT 2 will not help him.
I love Ryu but there is now no sence to play him.
-make stHP force standing the opponent
-make stHP special cancellable ever
-switch his stHP and stHK Crush Counter effects
-crHP in Crush Counter to cause vertical launch like Ken's
1- If st.hp could always cancel we'd just poke with only that
2- I'm not too excited about this new v-trigger, I can just already see it being baited and shit... Or losing to something that still had invulnerability frames while Ryu tries hitting them
1- Tbh i will accept it with longer recovery in case of whiff as trade-off if needed, makin it more risk reward
2- i don't think they can reply with anything (invulnerability or not) if he "stun" them with the parry, again watch it
it seem like Urien is locked in that passive animation by the parry, the punch may be just designed to be guaranteed hit if the counter is successful