I dunno, guys… I want so badly to continue playing Cammy, and I’ve put a lot of time and effort into trying to get her better in this game… I mean, you’re talking to a guy, here, who has played Cammy for nearly 10 years in Super Turbo even though I truly believe she is the worst character in that game. And yet I could still do really well with her in that game. And even though I love her dearly and I don’t want to give up on her in SFIV…
I think my spirit has been broken.
It just feels too much like Capcom really wanted her to just be horrible in this game. I played a bunch of games tonight, and lost the majority of them. I got to 3600 BP with her before tonight and have subsequently dropped back down to about 3200. Maybe it’s because I haven’t played in over a week and I’m rusty or something, but Cammy is simply too much work, it feels like. The worst thing about her is that she just has no good attacks… especially against defensive characters. Without a good move to do any sort of Block Damage that doesn’t always put her at risk, she’s just not a threat. The Dive Kick can only do so much because it’s such a high risk move as doing it too much only leaves you open to counter attacks.
By comparison, in Super Turbo, her Cannon Spike was really safe when blocked (and didn’t have super pathetic horizontal range like it does in this game), her Cannon Drill was safer (and even in ST, it wasn’t that safe, and yet by comparison, that Drill is EONS safer than SFIV’s Drills), and her Hooligan was fast and could grab crouching people! And on top of all that, her normal moves were fast and she could poke effectively. Now, everything about Cammy seems to be tweaked in a way that she really just has no chance to win at all against smart players. Every fight seems like an uphill battle.
I know this isn’t Super Turbo and that may be my problem… I keep trying to use her like she was in ST, and I probably have trouble breaking habits and it’s hurting me in the end. Maybe I do need to move to someone else just so I can learn SFIV and not have any ST baggage. shrug I’m not really sure why I’m posting this all up, probably just because I’m super depressed 'cause my spirit is broken. Maybe I’m hoping someone can convince me to stick with her. Hahahaha. But right now, I know I can do better with other characters, and it just doesn’t feel like it’s worth the pain to keep using Cammy.