Definitely agree with what’s in italics. I’m the type to pick characters that are interesting and that I feel have enough creative options that allow me to express myself artistically. SFxT Sagat manages to have all of his classic street fighter strengths but still offers interesting strategies that can involve an execution level I can enjoy.
To go back on the Ryu vs Sagat, currently I think it’s even or 6-4 favoring Sagat.
- Sagat can counter Ryu low forward with his stand forward. This can be counter poked into a launch. Sure, Ryu can punish a whiffed standing forward the damage compared of his sweep to a barely mitigated launch combo makes it a low risk largely in Sagat’s favor. Example:
- With proper spacing, ryu using Hurricane Kick jump ins to zone in are obsolete because of tiger uppercut. Free AA + Knockdown or tag cancel which allows more damage + life recovery. Personally and theoretically I feel like I should never get hit by it unless he guesses a fireball.
Ryu’s biggest advantage is he’s more mobile than Sagat. Shrug.
Also… Asuka isn’t bad at all. Lud is great with her, probably the best.