I dont like grapplers like Zangief because theyre only about the grab, which is one dimensional. Gief himself is a very boring character to me, his design being hes slow, has a ton of health so he can bulldog his way in, does a lot of damage when he is in with grabs, and hes just a big ugly dude in most games. Other grappler characters arent flashy in capcom games except El Fuerte and R Mika, and Orochi Yoshiro is so violent hes cool. Blue Mary and Clark in KOF I like though cause they have a finesse about their moves, they like to show off.
I like zonign characters more cause theres more of a mind game with them I like where its all about when and which fireball you fire at the opponent. Plus its a video game and people with fire/ect coming out of their hands is cool. Grapplers most of the time are just big heavy pro wrestlers and they act like it being boring and slow. Like one guy I talked to on here said “its all about his jab” but to me Sagat is cool because he has 6 fireballs he has access to and theyre all for different places his opponent is on screen for him to fire and be safe using, along with his normals.
I do like the zoner versus grappler matchup when Im playing against a good grappler player, but when theyre not as good as me its lame.
So tell me why you like grappler characters, or which ones you do like and why. Tell me why you liek the style of bulldoging grapplers. Go in deep on why you like bulldoging or the philosophy that goes with being a grappler player in a game with fireball characters in them.