I tried to put this in Domination 101, but it wouldn’t allow me to post.
I know that Akuma is banned from Super Turbo and I understand why. There’s nothing ABSOLUTELY clear-cut as far as I can see that screams that he should be banned, but I know that much thought had gone into it and the general community agrees the matchup is unwinnable and we all agree to just not play him in tournaments.
But there has always been characters and techniques that can be overwhelming, which we still allow: ie cable AHVB, alpha II unblockable customs.
And there are clear-cut instances, where banning is the only logical decision such as the Gambit glitch; and i assume guile’s handcuffs must have been banned back in the day if there even were tourneys then =)
I looked at EVO2k7 and there’s a whole slew of newly banned characters:
CVS2: Ultimate Rugal, Super Akuma, Evil Ryu, and Evil Iori
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection: Jinpachi
Guilty Gear: #Reloaded characters, Kliff and Justice. Use of EX, Gold and Shadow characters
I guess it would be nice if someone could really break it down as to why these new characters are banned. I’m not super-familiar with all of them.
I’d argue that the banned CVS2 characters are dominant to say the least, but they have the lowest life points. Perhaps that levels the playing ground a bit… I don’t know.
My point: are these characters as broken as ST Akuma, and why?