Recently I got to have a chat with DMG?s own Dr. Chaos who many call him the ?Best Ken in the USA? He recently got the chance to play the AE of SSFIV and he shared his thoughts with me along with some other topics like MvC3 and the FGC in general.
jason24cf: We all read about the changes being made to Ken from the Capcom Dev blog. Now that you had the chance to play Ken in AE what are your feelings about him?
Dr. Chaos: Well Ken feels as he actually has changes in this version of SF4 unlike vanilla to super. He feels more complete although his walk speed is still a bit slow. I am happy the way he turned out in AE and can’t complain
jason24cf: Now I know they gave him more recovery on lp.DP and I am happy about that. on XBL that damn lpDP baited me all the time that said what new additions he received that you like
Dr. Chaos: haha. well of course I like the faster sweep which in turn enables him to combo into it now, c.strong is also more useful now because of its longer hit stun so certain stuff you could only do on counter hit in vanilla/super is possible off regular hits.
Standing jab also has a better range on crouchers now and I believe ken is +4 on block so he can start his offense a bit better, the target combo I haven?t really tried that much, but I heard its better. Ex kara tatsu not being a full screen overhead anymore is missed though
jason24cf: that was a cheap mix up lol
Dr. Chaos: well in some situations that was Ken?s only answer to problems
jason24cf: what match-up’s you think these new additions will help Ken
Dr. Chaos: I believe they will help in all but specifically Shotos. For me I should say is Shoto’s and Guile those are my toughest matches because when trying to space Akuma/Ryu
you always have to keep in mind of the random sweep that they can throw out, that will beat the majority of your pokes now at least you have one too of similar speed. Guile its just hard to get a knockdown on that untechable with jab into sweep it will be easier and you would not have to put yourself in a risky situation with a hurricane kick, I guess the latter part goes for every match up
jason24cf: How about Akuma have you tried Akuma out? Anything about him you like in this version
Dr. Chaos: not that much we had AE on free play and I messed around with him a bit but in AE I will probably stick with Ken and Adon and maybe Yang he (Akuma) seems the same though only difference I could tell was his escape hurricane
jason24cf: Do you see yourself using his U2 now since it got a buff?
Dr. Chaos: I never used it before except for Rufus match ups. I could never do the S.fierce into ultra 2 that well
jason24cf: you couldn?t do a move well? That is a first! This is breaking news LOL
Dr. Chaos: haha that cancel was tough you have to cancel the fierce into teleport then do the ultra motion before the teleport aura even appears
jason24cf: Now I asked the same question to your teammate Inthul a while back. DMG has some heavy hitters. Where do you rank yourself against your teammates?
Dr. Chaos: im at the bottom lol, I couldn?t perform that well in super. I was better at vanilla maybe it will change for AE
jason24cf: NO WAY! your Dr. Fucking Chaos! I have seen videos of you doing shit that left me in shock!
Dr. Chaos: lol, nah im not that bad but im just very inconsistent I need to work on that
jason24cf: Now what characters give you the hardest match-ups?
Dr. Chaos: in regular Super Guile, Ryu and sometimes Abel, Fei long can be hard sometime too
jason24cf: Since you mentioned characters, is there a player that you just have a hard time beating, for example PR Balrog said that ?Arturo Sanchez is the counter to my play style" do you have this same issue with a player?
Dr. Chaos: If I would have to choose probably Sanford he always seem to eliminate me in major tournaments
jason24cf: So say if you met Sanford in a major and beat him but lose in the finals would you be happy because you beat Sanford or would you be upset that you lost the Major. In sports they call it a moral victory I call is BS, I play to win LOL
Dr. Chaos: haha I would be upset I lost the major unless it was me and some Gdlk person in the finals
jason24cf: Do you feel added pressure on yourself being called “Best Ken in the USA”
Dr. Chaos: not really I just try to do my best at tournaments there?s some other good kens out in the US, I was just the most consistent that day
jason24cf: Are you looking forward to defending the cowboy hat at this year Evo
Dr. Chaos: haha I have to put it on the line ?
jason24cf: Who knows what they have planned at EVO2011 but im sure a Ken player will be aiming for it
Dr. Chaos: I might wear it for this EVO
jason24cf: With MvC3 soon to be released will you jump ship to MvC3 or are you sticking with Super?
Dr. Chaos: ahh mvc3, well I?ll play it of course. MVC1 was the first fighting game I learned to play competitively so if it plays similar to that hopefully I can pick it up fast I?ll always play Super its fun to play and I put a good amount of time into it, no point of quitting now
jason24cf: Main event at EVO is Mv3 or Super?
Dr. Chaos: for me or EVO in general? I guess whoever has the most entrants I know a lot of people are waiting on mvc3
jason24cf: What a political answer, Dr, Chaos are you going to enter politics when he is done with fighting games?
Dr. Chaos: haha no one knows where a doctor goes but probably not but I?ll probably always help out the scene once im done playing. I don?t think I?ll stop its hard lol
jason24cf: team battles, do you want your team to be #1 and if so who would be DMG’s 3 player you would want to rep DMG in team battles?
Dr. Chaos: team battles for majors or online?
Dr. Chaos: as of NECXI I would say Inthul, PR rog and hmm?either rob or Lud. I never played rob before and he beat me with his Sagat with solid play ([media=youtube]qQCKzhvxEyE[/media] ) Lud’s just pretty technical with Chun li. I like watching him play. He always know some type of punish or cheap stuff to exploit to escape a situation. if Rico made top 8 I would have been on the team I haven?t seen Insyanne play that much but he made top 32 so he could be a potential team member too
There are to many players for just 3 man team lol
jason24cf: So your saying then DMG is the best team out there?
Dr. Chaos: hmm? there probably one of the best there?s a lot of strong teams out there but if we all played each other im pretty sure DMG would rank high. It?s hard to say who?s the best though
jason24cf: that?s what makes the FGC so great I take? There being so many players and strong teams
Dr. Chaos: Yes, and even one person beats another the next day the reverse could happen, so its always a back and forth thing going on
jason24cf: final question, what are your goals this year in the FGC? What would you consider a failure for Dr. Chaos for the year 2011
Dr. Chaos: my goal would to just be consistent and always play my game, failure would be not getting top 3 in a major in 201
jason24cf: My goal for 2011 would be to beat you in a first to 10 with Ken who isn?t my main and take that cowboy hat LOL
Dr. Chaos: haha, I am not a fan of ken vs. ken match up, so it?s possible
jason24cf: Dr. Chaos thank you again for your time and do you have any final words?
Dr. Chaos: Shout outs to DMG, Jaeel @ Focus Attack, bifuteki.com lizard lick, Mad Catz and all my homies in Philadelphia