I wonder how long the banana peel stay on the ground ? Surely to be a big game changer once it is out…
First true trap style move in a Street Fighter game ?
He better not be able to slip on it himself … otherwise that would suck for Birdie players …
Also shocked he gained weight … shouldn’t have underestimated Capcom … lol …
Now I’m afriad of requesting other forgotten characters , if they’re going to be drastically changed this drastically …
What I like: Alpha getting some love not only with character selections, but also with system mechanics.
What I don’t like: Birdie looking EXACTLY like Rufus now. I bet they used Rufus’ SFIV model for Birdie. His Alpha design was pretty original as is, why change it so much? I hope he at least gets a decent story this time around.
He looks nothing like rufus, rufus just looked like a beach ball with arms and legs didn’t even look human.
Birdie looks exactly like what he is a fat man, i hated birdie in alpha and if he was the same in sf5 as he was in alpha i wouldn’t have even bother touch him, but now i actually want to give birdie a whirl.
good job capcom, hopefully the rest get the same treatment, where i was a bit disappointed with ryu chun li (not so much chun li because she looks really interesting to use) and cammy, you got new bison new nash and new birdie, i can’t really complain
I dont really get the dislike for birdie, and I agree with you. I posted above that I think his new design adds to his character. A big hulking thug that is more concerned with just being massive rather than having a ripped 8 pack. The comparisons to rufus are just stupid and uneducated. He looks nothing like rufus at. Fact.
I think most of the Birdie haters are just butthurt character loyalists throwing their spaghetti bowls on the ground over him getting in first. Its obvious this is gonna be a DLC style game where plenty of characters will be coming for a long time.
I like how they gave him an item toss manuever in his V-Skill. This is usually something you see in mostly zoning characters (e.g. Faust) or the occasional rushdown characters (e.g. Lei-Lei), but I don’t ever recall seeing it with a grappler character. Also, while he doesn’t have the same variety of items as Faust, Lei-Lei, or Teddie, he can control which on comes out. I can imagine both the banana peel and the can can be used to set up some interesting traps, especially with the new “get over here”-like chain special.
I’m wondering if the drink can (low hitting projectile) is slow enough ( and if he recovers fast enough) to create high/low unblockable …lol … wonder if the drink can travels like Taokaka’s bowling ball or Teddie’s Barrel ?
Just like the banana peel, the drink can feels like a new kind of projectile for a Street Fighter game. ( First projectile that actually hits low ?)