And to be more specific rather than snarky…too many jumpins from ranges where dhalsim should anti-air…but doesnt in this case…too many hop~ex up balls…which dhalsim does frequently punish with ultra 2.
My guess is that because of the damage disparities, the jumps and hops, even if they work 1/4 times, still have high dmg in blankas favor, so blanka just repeats until dhali is dead…but it just looks…terrible. However, both blankas have super solid combo execution, which again increases the damage disparity. Neither blanka tries to pressure a lot with electricity strings, which makes me sad.
Also, dhalsim seems to be missing on a lot of jump escapes with slide. frequently, nishikin would jump in, then jump again for a cross up, and the dhalsim would just stand there. A slide is an easy escape in that situation, and most dhalis I know have been trained (by me) to do so.
For some reason, I watched both these blanka~dhali videos…and I just had this gut wrench sloppy feeling (except for the mostly immaculate combo execution on both sides). combos are solid…strategy seems to be hope and pray dhalsim is stupid.
That this is the second best ranking dhalsim in japan…makes me think he doesnt have a lot of experience in the match…even though this 3 hours of footage must be about 30+ matches.
Of course, final caveat is that this is internet play…in japan. even the most perfect internet play must create some lag here and there, so certainly that could explain some of the execution/counters, especially for the dhalsim. But the million hop upballs from blanka just…makes me cringe.
Am I being too harsh? Anyone else care to psychoanalyze the mother/father relations of the blankas?