Got damn. How many other characters combos have timing input this strict with timing windows this short? Seems like 90% of the combos they’re showing me in the trials can be blocked and punished if I input the next move at 0.5 seconds instead of 0.4-0.45.
If a character, like Sakura, doesn’t have as strict timing and forces the opponent to guess Tech/Cross-up/Normal after every knockdown it seems there’s not much reason to bother with Fei unless you happen to like skin tight speedo briefs on male asian bodies and the WAAAAAATAH sound.
If his combos are this strict, do pitiful damage and leave you unsafe then you would think that his normal game is top 5 preferably top 3. Reading some of the other posts suggests otherwise though. Having watched the entire 2k9 Evo Championships I only saw 1 Fei Long and he was only able to win one round in two matches before being eliminated.
What I’m asking is “What does Fei Long do better than another character with his same basic design”, that design seeming to be high speed low damage and supposedly low tier. Characters like El Fuerte, Cammy, and Sakura, all of which while low Tier have easier to use ultras and mixups where 1-2 wrong guesses wins them the round and have proven themselves to be relatively viable at top level play, at least compared to Fei Long.
Thanks in advance for reading that all.