I’m so tired of hearing this. I started with Ryu, and now 5 months later I have been forced to switch to Balrog because it’s so much harder to win with Ryu if you aren’t amazing at this game.
Everyone talks about how solid Ryu is and how he has all these “options”, but what they don’t tell you is that you need 10 years of experience to be able to utilize any of them.
Ryu has great footsies! Sure, but unfortunately at beginner and intermediate levels, footsies are non-existent. 95% of the time if you stick out cr.MK you are going to eat a special and get owned. Whereas Bison/Balrog can just spam their normals brainlessly.
At beginner levels people spam jump-ins. Also at beginner levels footsies are nonexistant
Ryu has great anti-air! Yeah, because executing a late DP on reaction is sooooooooo easy to do right? Compared to Balrog’s cr.HP which is the brain-dead answer to every jump in and requires no reaction at all.
Ryu has a cr.HP as well as SRK. Watch Daigo’s lame, lame Ryu.
Ryu has great zoning! Yeeeah, except that his main zoning tool is fireballs, which every damn character in this game can get around with ease, and for beginners is likely going to result in massive pwnage from opponents who ultra/super through it, and jump-in combo repeatedly for 300 dmg.
You’re doing it wrong. Ex ball from Ryu knocks down on hit. Also needs more variation between lp, mp, hp, and ex balls. Walking back and forth messing with the screen length helps too. Fireballs are great combo enders when you are ahead on life lead because of the insane pushback
Ryu has a solid pressure game! Oh really? Please explain how Ryu is supposed to get in on someone without taking massive risks… when you come up with your answer, try to imagine a beginner pulling that stuff off.
What is this I don’t even… He has 2 multi-hit attacks, which one of them is a overhead, and BOTH of them are special cancelable, and both punch specials are super cancelable. Have you ever heard of cross-up tatsu xx Super?. I still fail to see your point.
Ryu has the best reversal ever! Yeah, but unless you are psychic or something, the vast majority of the time this amazing reversal is only going to result in you getting viciously punished.
EX srk has invincibility all the way up to the hitting frame. Try playing with Rose or Guile, then you will stop complaining. Meaties and safe jumping Ryu is impossible
Ryu has so many ways to combo into ultra! Ok, against scrubs maybe. Good players don’t jump, so there goes light DP to ultra. Ryu is not going to be putting people into the corner, so there goes all those corner setups. cr.MK x EX fireball to ultra from midscreen is impossible to pull off consistently for anyone but a high level player. And FADC ultra? Yeah it’s awesome, but have fun practicing it for hours on end for the next 8 months before you can actually use it in a game. In the meantime, enjoy getting raped from all the times that you screw it up.
I can do SRK ex U1 mashing it out on the DS3. The first day I got a stick, I could do it then too. Ryu can mash SRK, and if it hits, fadc ultra. If it gets blocked, fadc and get out of jail
If you want to take the loooong and painful road to becoming a solid player, then choose Ryu. It will probably pay off in the long run because you will need to play so much more solidly just to win with him, so you won’t develop any bad habits or crutches.
Needs more cr. mk xx hadou option select spam. With that alone, you just inb4’d half the cast
However, if you don’t want to wait a year before you start winning, then just go with Balrog or Bison. THEY are the easy mode characters. Ryu is hard mode IMO.
I just think you need to level up your game. Or you are just trying too hard to lose. Whatever the case may be, I just think you are trolling
I’ve been using Balrog for 2 days, and I’m already at 1900 PP. I was never able to crack 1800 with Ryu, and that’s with 5 months and hundreds of hours of practice.
Maybe you are better suited with charge characters. Alot of people just don’t “get” them. I for one like charge characters too. Also Gootecks started out with Ryu. Switched to Balrog, and you should know the rest of the story.