Problem with Evil Ryu compared to other Shotos are his aweful links. Most of the damaging combos using cr.MP xx LK Tatsu don’t work on crouching opponents ! If the opponent is crouching, you need to perform a one-frame link, and used constantly during a match is a pain for the user.
Sure the cr.LP, cr.MP is pretty easy to do but look at these :
cr.MP xx LK Tatsu doesn’t work on crouching opponent
cr.MP xx HP SRK works, good damage, but no good for pressure
cr.MP xx LK/MK Axe Kick doesn’t work at all !!
cr.MP xx Hadoken works, but who cares !?
cr.MP, st.HP works, but it’s a one-frame link !
cr/st.LP, cr.MK doesn’t work
cr.MK, MK Axe kick doesn’t work (MK Axe Kick is the only way to perform a cr.LP/MP right after)
Cross up Tatsu, cr.HK doesn’t work
MP SRK anti air is a f-ing trade !!
Building meter is ok, but impractical Super Combo
No pokes and very limited pressure, the single mistake and you’re dead with one the lowest stamina in the game
Completly useless target combo that doesn’t follow with a combo O_O
Tatsumaki doesn’t break Focus Attacks !!
SRK xx FADC xx U1 can be missed at numerous occasions
Extremely low stamina and stun
But whoaaa ! When I look at Oni, they gave him all the easy tools, pokes, strenghs, breaks, and ways to connect that Evil Ryu doesn’t have. Sure ER can score some damage, but how with all those missing links !
So you’re playing with a cross between Ryu and Akuma, who inhereted the flaws of both !! A character with a low stamina, who can’t do much footsies or pokes, unuseful links, can’t pressure, who trades anti air, and the simple mistake can cost you a lot.
Really disapointed by the character.