I can’t lurk anymore, this needs to be brought to attention. There are certain tactics within SSF4 that makes fei-longs life hard and i need to have a brainstorm with you all on how we can avoid falling into these match momentum actions.
If you recongise my Gamertag (same as my username) then hey there lol you can see i take fei seriously too. I’ll list some of my dilemmas:
- Guiles Sonic Boom Recovery. It’s beyond God-Like. Blankas Ultra 2 exists PURELY to punish Fireball throwers from full screen, i’ve seen it timed to come out so well Guile is in the frozen motion just about to finish forming a boom and recovers in time to block. You can imagine then Fei’s chicken wing is close to useless on reaction, you need to actively PREDICT when he’s going to do it and we can’t live with that in this time of age.
…Incorrectly Chicken Wing (i prefer to use EX when i want to go through fireballs at speed) and you’ll eat a standing fierce.
Ibuki’s knife cross up shenangins, we can’t EX chicken through it, can’t focus and dash back or forth, can’t flame kick, it’s mad hard to determine which end it’ll end up. Has anyone worked out a consitant way to escape this vortex? Before you suggest it, Ultra 2 isn’t too helpful except for metagame in this match up, hence why they’re more likely to use the knife as safety.
Fei Long’s main weakness is all charge characters. Why do i say this? Because their prime strong point is the ability to charge via holding back, our task is to push individuals into the corner, but we put ourselves in danger by holding forward.
Want a good example? Bison. His hitbox when he walks back is very threatening with his phenominal standing kicks or quick scissor kicks.
- Expanding on 3, down back is a worse factor when it comes to Guile, i’ve seen Starnab defeat Dimenion or however you spell his name back on SF4 and it was all good. But the way they’ve beefed up Guile for this generation isn’t a joke, ImStillTheDaddy and Shinji XX is two top guile players in terms of thinking outside of the box when trapped in a corner.
I’ve posted a wall of text, sorry, but i’ll name more points if anyone will be helpful and get on board in this brainstorm. Yes i do read the match up threads and they’ve helped me progress to where i am today, but a majority are outdated so i figured i’d speak to you all directly.
Thanks for your time.
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