Which do you think is more important?
A character with strong normals but some medicore and some bad specials? Or a character with strong special moves but mediocre and bad normals?
I’m begining to think that in SF4, Good Specials trump normals in most matches. Obviously it’s best to have BOTH but if you can pick one I think it’s been shown that having a good special move is worth more than several good normal moves.
Viper gets by with mediocre normals. Akuma has a lot of mediocre normals but has several extremely versatile specials. Adon has some good normals but most of his footsies revolve around his crMP/sHK what makes him deadly is the jaguar tooth, jaguar kick, and DP. Ect ect.
All the normals in the world aren’t helping Dhalsim these days
Of course, on the flip side you got Deejay with that really solid fireball but his normals are all lacking. I think if his up kicks could hit crouching that one change would really buff him out of the bottom 10. I mean, he’d still have holes in his anti airs but now he’d basically shutdown most mixups on him.