what the fuck.
you realize the genius of SF is that it put the player in their characters shoes. sure ryu can do a fucking sick magical uppercut, but it’s ‘special’. he can’t just do it all the time. he might fail. it’s a challenging technique.
this is part of the fun of the genre. that you as the player have to do the same things as your character (ostensibly some kind of martial artist). do you think someone who practices a martial art is equally able to perform every single technique with complete consistency? that’s part of the challenge the game presents. becoming able to. it’s a struggle which is what makes it fun as you progress. do you know what makes someone a master in a martial art? knowledge and technique. understanding and the ability to apply it. the idea is you need BOTH.
without that you get this game which is pathetic, misguided, garbage. an attempt at making a fighting game for people who don’t play fighting games.
i wonder how any of us started playing fighting games before mr. sirlin.