I didn’t know if this deserves it’s own thread, but here goes nothing. I think Cody has some options he can do in a projectile game, rather then just trying to get in.
Cody can do good damage once he gets in, but he doesn’t have any Demon Flips, Tatsu’s or Green hands to help accomplish this. Bad stone doesn’t really work too well against characters with a good projectile game, like Sagat for instance. If Cody can’t compete in a fireball game, he has to try to get in, which seems to be kinda hard with him.
In my opinion though, despite all the bad popularity Bad stone is getting, I’ve found it to be equal to Guile’s sonic boom, Deejay’s max-out, Ryu’s hadouken, and so forth. Against Sagat though it doesn’t work too well. The bad side of course is that it doesn’t build any meter, so you’ll pretty much end up being the losing side if you go with Bad stone. You can still use it to avoid blocking and jumping through certain projectiles. The trajectory of the bad stone is also unique, which can sometimes lead to odd toe hits.
I don’t know how much people have been experimenting with Criminal upper in a projectile game. The tornado hit that appears in front of Cody after executing CU absorbs ( blocks ) fireballs and projectiles, and unlike Bad stone, It also builds meter. I don’t know how much people have been testing this, but the timing seems to be tough, as projectile speeds can almost always be changed depending on the strength of the button that was used to execute it. In theory though, this would mean Cody could just block all projectiles coming to him, possibly even advancing at the same time.
I find the idea to be pretty interesting, as getting in on defensive characters with projectiles is the toughest time I have with Cody. I’ve tried to use CU like this a couple of times, and actually gotten some decent results. How ever, if they realize this and start changing the speed of their projectiles, or start to use really fast one’s ( Ex-Sonic boom f.ex ), I’ll end up taking the hit, and like I mentioned before the timing is kinda tricky. In theory it seems to be possible though.
Anyone else tried to use CU like this? Or found out that it’s actually a stupid idea?