Don’t get too incensed by the title. Allow me to elaborate.
I’ve never liked CCs. Even since SFA2, performing custom combos didn’t appeal to me. I suspect it’s too much stuff going on at once* for my slow brain.
Another reason is that in a competitive game, V-ism ends up in repetitive*, often inescapable cycles designed to maximize damage and remove control for uncomfortably long periods of time from the “punching bag” player. (even without the infinite CC).
Finally, I like using A-ism and X-ism (Spinning bird kick ftw!) and after I’ve been soundly beaten by many V-ism players, I feel the dark side of the force pulling at me, telling me to become one of them. It’s heart wrenching!
This is very scary. I had no problem stealing tick throws, fireball traps, crossovers and other repetitive techniques so am I just making up excuses because my execution and timing are too crappy to allow me to enjoy V-ism?
Am I a scrub? Is V-ism the only manly way to play Alpha 3?
I noticed Cody has a really cool dodge in V-ism. Are there many character moves in V-ism that change gameplay significantly from A-ism? If that’s the case, I would feel uncomfortable asking people not to pick V-ism, not to mention the slippery slope to scrubdom.
*I think I never got into the VS series for that same reason despite the obvious awesomeness of those games.
**Really good players (Doujinshi comes to mind among others) can come up with borderline artistic CC combos with much variation, flourish and awesomeness. I like watching those .