^ I have to agree and disagree.
I agree he wasn’t given tools that made him good enough to complete in a tournament. Unless you are justin wong who pulls him out of his ass for only one match until he loses, then switches to his main…sure.
They took away a lot of tools and options, and gave him some. IMO he was given great tools but didn’t make up for his overall loss. Also IMO his tools made him more of an balanced character. He was given a bit draw back, if you didn’t know how to keep people out that was very rush centric, you will have problems vs them, unless you can block, tech, and mash gekiro.
Now, the only things I wish he had in super still is the following, either his original jump arc and same meter building, or original s.mk range and same meter building. If he had the same meter building as in Vanilla, and one of the others, he’d be good.
As an Akuma main since ST, I had picked up Gen in Vanilla and was really big on the MK loop combos into gekiro and hands blah blah. Rhyllis was the gen player who made me want to learn Crane more. So really I had just started to try and be a more balanced Gen, but was still stuck on jumping in and MK hands when SUper game out. The biggest mistake that most gen players including myself made was complaining about how bad gen was and wasted so much time doing so. Instead of trying to find out what he can do etc. I would’ve loved to have those months back to learn him. I love the way he is played in super more than in Vanilla, however, he isn’t as good, but just a better style IMO.
All I know is, if Gen isn’t as good as everyone thought he would be, or he’s totally different they hate the way he plays now, or I wish he had this, or that, I won’t be one of them. What’s done is done, figure him out for your own play style, or drop him.