I’ve got the idea from this thread. Basically, what reasonable changes, if any, would you like to see for Guile in the arcade version of SSFIV which will soon commence location tests in Japan? Do you think that the developers will provide Guile with any changes at all? If so, will those changes be positive or negative in your opinion?
I think the ideal goal is NOT to make Guile stronger overall, so that he dominates certain characters even more so than he dominates them right now, but simply to give him a slight boost in his bad match ups (i.e., Akuma, Abel, C.Viper, El Fuerte, etc.). Guile’s wake up defense isn’t the worst in the game, but he’s left pretty defenseless against any character who a) can approach and knock him down regulary and b) has numerous options on offense that one can’t react to. You can’t fix (a). That is, you can’t improve his zoning and keep away game any more. Characters like Dictator, Dudley, and E.Honda would have even less chances of beating him. However, you can fix (b) in some form or another to assist Guile in his bad match ups. I’m not saying that he should get Rose’s U2, a free, out of jail card ultra combo, but something could be done with his U1 to make it more effective defensively. Perhaps make it a lot faster. Make it anti-cross up but reduce its damage to 40%-45%. U1 does more damage now but its uses are still fairly limited. I think that the developers can improve this ultra combo to help Guile in his bad match ups and not affect the match ups that he’s already good at.
Comments? Opinions? Other suggestions?
PS: Am I the only Guile player who’d like to see Remy in SSFIV arcade? The engine of the III series did this man no service. He has always been considered a low tier character because of the ineffectiveness of fireballs. In the IV series, Remy could be a viable character if he were to be implemented appropriately since the IV engine fits his gameplay style a lot more to say the least. If Capcom can add another stupid dive kick character, it can surely add another charge fireball character.