DG is right, a lot of the top-tiers, and even the high tiers lost a lot from special to rb2. Sokaku, Lawrence, Krauser, Billy, Mai… they’re all mid-tier in rb2. Except Kim. No one fucks with Kim.
Special Hon-Fu is like a super suped-up version of RB2 Hon. Both of his DP’s knock down, which is great because it means that in addition to them being super-safe and having godly priority, you get some free mindgames. His :snkc: uppercut is also actually useful, as it’s basically his :snka: uppercut with more range and damage.
His :qcb: + :snkb: is a lot faster, you can combo into it from a close :snkc: , but it has a longer recovery. The move that probably got the biggest improvement, though, is his :qcb: + :snka: : it feels a lot more stable, has longer range, does a bit more damage, and the chances of the opponent falling out if it’s comboed in to are very little. His somersault is a bit slower, and his :hcf: + :snkc: is basically the same as it is in rb2. He has one new move, :qcb: + :snkc: (which gets replaced by his counter in rb2), where he does a backflip to the back of the screen and then dives forward, nunchucks a-spinning. It’s sort of like Rick’s :qcb: + :snkc: , except a bit slower and a lot less useful.
His p-power is a kim-style rush super, and my GOD this thing hurts. It does a bar of damage and doesn’t suffer that much from damage scaling, but it has a bit of startup so it can only be comboed from heavy attacks.
Sorry to be comparing so much to rb2, it’s just that that game is the one I’m a lot more familiar with :wgrin: .