I’ve avoided commenting on Juri’s changes in case someone was reading and decided to take some things away from y’all poor souls who plan to buy this mutated noob friendly wannabe fighting game version of sf4.
What she lost is minimal compared to what she gained. First her normals:
[list] st.lp hitting more crouchers means combos into cr.HP, which means more damage far lk being 4 frames punishes more moves, from rekkas, to soul spirals, to some overheads.Now links into itself. Also a little better as a counter hit vs late throw tech which will now combo into 5 frame cr.mk  5 frame cr.mk means it now combos from a cr.short.Aside from looking like a real tae kwon do combo(all kicks) this means the opponent can never stand up during block strings. If you use the light chaining trick to keep your fireball you can now confirm into either ultra. It increases the confirm range on chars who end up too far away after a couple of cr.lks.Also since the mk will replace a light in a confirm and also replacing mk pinwheel w/ hk pinwheel, it increases the damage in both the normal and special usedfar st.mp means that for those characters her current bnb did not reach, she can now not only reach but the mp adds more damage [*] cl.mp being 3 frames under FSE means she can now plink with lk to combo from a pinwheel-> fadc-> ultra1. Still a tough thing to do, but now you dont have to solely rely on an unplinkable st.lk to pull it off[/list]
[list] ex pinwheel buff. Not much to say except it will be a real momentum killer. Still as unsafe as ever but with less chance of being beat out.With three bars you cannot be zoned. You can counter forwards use an ex pinwheel->fa dash and be +3 frames on block afterwards(I think). Ex fireball hitting crouchers. I feel this is huge.It stays on the screen a good while, so it locks them down to store a reg fb for zoning, or to rush in after it. Cant be focused and they gotta react to it or be forced to block.So it will either get you chip damage and/or space, or force them into the air. Might even allow a safe jump in if done from max range. Pretty sure a max range cr.mk->ex mid fb will lock them down while you FSE activate and dash in safely[*]ex divekick. With the follow up kicks being optional, I feel it can now blow up throw attempts. It now has three ranges so you can probably blow up more evading moves like teleports. I suspect cross up ex divekick will be a thing now. I think ex always had a better hitbox for cross ups and now with the followup being optional could be a strong possibility[/list]
Now with the retarded -5 fadc uppercuts. They’ve pretty much ruined what semblance of competitiveness this game had. I dont see how those matchups dont jump HUGELY into Juri’s favor. They cant dash backwards cuz lk pinwheel will blow it up, So they can only focus attack forward which will leave them at -2. So they gain nothing using two bars. They take huge risks in throwing fb’s, WTF else do they got? They’ve made chars that are as bad as Juri was when she was first added.
I honestly feel she will be among the best in Ultra. Too bad they ruined the game. With -5 fadc uppercuts and the REMOVAL OF HARD KNOCKDOWNS which they tried to mask by calling it “delayed wakeup” all this means nothing.
“Oh crap, I’ve just been knocked down. No worries, let me just lay down here here for a bit.”
You know, now that I think of it, Maybe they should add a feature where you stay down as long as you keep holding the buttons. That way you NEVER even have to worry about actually fighting. You would never lose! I’m sure that would be great!
Ok I think I’m done lol. Thats the main reason I just dont/wont post anymore, to fight the urge to rant. MAYBE if someone releases the pirated game, I’ll waste my time trying to see whats actually possible in the game, but I will never play it. Something I never did without buying the game.
For those of y’all who remember how super street fighter 2 was recieved by the players, that is pretty much my hope for the reception of this pos. But I think there are different kinds of players now, so the chance of that is probably low.