Honestly, what? And I do mean that, what? Akuma has resets and damaging combos. Work on your links, he can still combo into his crouching or standing fierce punch, and in fact, it seems easier here then it was in SF4!
And that’s the game, tag cancelling. Furthermore, he builds meter SO easily. As for resets…they’re there, you just have to try and find them.
I found a few interesting things bout him to, his demon flip is decent for throw setups or if there expecting it or your to obvious, use ex cancel into hadoken into normal confirms. I think he has great potential and I found that Chun Li is his perfect partner, every 15-20+ hit combo I do cost 1 meter, and the combo builds 70% of a bar meter, and a few of these combos go into Chun li’s resets.
Akuma is a footsie/lock down character. He still has super fast walk speed and he does good damage. Stop complaining and just pick someone else if he doesn’t suit you. I love him on anchor with Nina on point. He is solid and has the capability to do anything he wants. In fact, he’s more of a Ryu in this game. Not great at anything, but good at all things.