Bare with me on this one - This is a movie related discussion - Been mulling this over in my head for a while.
The thing that inspired me to buy SF4 was, in short, YouTube movies (namely Arcade Infinity Ranbats with great matches and funny commentary alongside Gamechariot) and now that I’ve been playing for a while, my appreciation for movies has gone up a damn lot now that I understand more of the game firsthand.
Thing is, as a Balrog player, I can’t NOT be biased when I say I enjoy watching Balrog movies, such as AI (Keno, Gootecks, Ronstoppable etc) PRBalrog/ScrubBoxer, Maida Tyson, DeeDogg, SeedyR0M (You get the idea) and all the great fights - I started making SF4 movies back when I couldn’t even perform a JabShortHeadbutt and have been doing so ever since, though I find a lot of non-Balrog players complain (especially in movie terms) that all Balrog is, to them, is Jab’2’Combo spam and find him dull to watch so a certain few communities (Not SRK) have seen people give out to me about posting movies in their threads, not because I suck (I do, but thats not the reason) but because they’re just plain sick of Balrog
So here is the question - We already have a Critique Thread and a General Purpose ‘great’ Movie thread (Needs More Dudley) so this one is going to be squarely aimed at the point of ‘entertainment’ (Not skill)…
Am I right in assuming the large majority of us Balrog players would be automatically drawn to watching movies of solid Rogsters kicking arse? Just what entertains you in an SF4 movie when it comes to the man who wants that fight money so badly? Do you even bother watching casuals / unknown player movies when you have so many other top/known Rogsters on your favourites list, beit their casuals or in their tournies? (EVO etc) or are you the type who follows people religiously on YouTube for those entertaining and/or learning curve regardless of fame?
Just how entertaining is Balrog? I could watch (and play) as him all day and not get in the slightest bit bored, even if I do admit his play is a lot more linear in comparison to other characters in terms of style as well as entertainment… Heck, some people go so far as to say he’s just plain ‘easy to play’ which I find disheartening but I can see the angle they’re coming from, though even I fight against them on the point that Balrog has his own complexities :wasted:
If all else fails, what is the most ‘entertaining’ Balrog movie you have ever seen? I don’t think this thread will get too big a response but I’d be curious to see what people think on the matter.