I was driving at this with my post in the X-ism thread, but I thought I might as well just bring the issue out.
Summary: What characters are good for someone who’s too busy to learn V-ism?
I’m not a serious Alpha player, and I don’t plan to be. I play 3S with some SNK fighters thrown in for variety while waiting for the next major Guilty Gear installment. I picked up the Anthology because I’d never played the Alpha games before, and I thought it might be a fun change.
Between the other games and work, I’m not looking to be the next great V-Akuma. In fact, I don’t have the time to learn V-ism in any meaningful way. All I want is a simple, easy to pick up character to have some fun with–a character I could take to the arcade without embarrassing myself. I know I won’t win tournaments this way, and that’s fine.
So what are some good character/ISM choices for the casual player?