Well…yes, this is something like a confession: I purchased AE. Do I regret it? Cant’ tell yet, since I haven’t played any online matches yet, only spent some time in the training room to test different stuff. Here are the things I have noticed:
It seems to be true, that some of his normals have been buffed, especially cr. :hp:. That is the most noticeable. But it seems to me, that also his st. :hp:, st. :hk: and cr. :hk: are slightly faster.
cl. st. :mp: is really nice now, there are a lot of combos possible with it. Combos I have successfully tested so far: cl. st. :mp: > st. :lp: > :lk: RJ ; cl. st. :mp: > st. :lk: > :lk: RJ ; those links also work with cr. :lp: and cr. :lk: and of course it is possible to combo cr. :mp: after any of those attacks. Also cl. st. :mp: > cr. :mp: > :lk: RJ and cl. st. :mp: > cr. :mk: > :lk: RJ works, but notice that the double hit of RJ is very character depended. Nice combos that are also possible: cl. st. :mp: > :lk: JK (works on everyone), cl. st. :mp: > :mk: JK (character depended).
cl. st. :mk: buff is also noticeable, although the combo possibility is harder than cl. st. :mp: and is very strong character dependend due to the different push backs it causes. Example: Tested cl. st. :mk: > cr. :lk: > :lk: RJ on Evil Ryu successfully, but did not work on Guy. But cl. st. :mk: > cr. :mp: seems to work on everyone however it is a 1 frame link so very hard to perform successfully.
The frame advantage of cl. st. :hp: and even his overhead Jaguar Crunch( :f:+:mp: ) are also noticeable since it has become easier to combo afterwards.
So above are the positive things I’ve managed to finde out so far. There is surely more to come, I will test the AE potential of Adon very intensively.
Now something, that gave me a shock and made my eyes shed tears: his wake up. Seriously guys, this is not funny anymore. His wake up is not normal, it’s even slower than some of the rest of the cast. It is extremly noticeable and a huge difference to Super. Fastest wake up I have seen in Training Room so far: Yun and Guy. Those 2 have a very fast wake up, similar to Adons in SSF4 and much faster than Adon in AE. Also Yang seems to have a faster wake up than Adon. I will test more characters and compare their wake up speed to Adons. But this is truly sad irony, isn’t it…the proud jaguar warrior with the once fastest wake up has now average (or even below, has to be tested yet) wake up timing. I shall grind you beneath my heel, Yoshinori Ono…simply unforgivable >:( :sad: :annoy: :mad: