As in, when you use Ryu or other characters and fights with someone who uses Ryu and he see him pick “U2 : Metsu Shoryuken”, does your mind go:
-“crap, if he uses U2, he must be confident or damn good enough”
-“crap, he must have some tricks up his sleeve to pick U2”
-“crap, no jump-ins at all”
_“crap, better get the hell away from this guy and stay away as far as possible”
Because when I fight against someone who picks Ryu’s U2 over U1, I have all of these thoughts.
Question is, psychologically, does Ryu’s U2 kinda instill a sense of uncertainty in your opponent? When I see people pick U1, I just laugh it off even if they can SRK -> FADC -> U1 with their eyes closed.
I think it’s partly because of U2’s animation that makes it seem scary, and it’s like, you don’t know when it’s gonna come! I remember there were times when people pull this off out of the blue and I got caught off-guard
(granted, I’m a noob myself)
Maybe top level players don’t feel this way but majority of the noobs - average usual players do?