This match is really getting to me. there must be something i havent caught onto yet, and i cant find a general strategy online that helps. it seems to me that when zangief gets in close and starts his tick throw SPD nonsense…it limits you to 1 frame(the reversal frame) for the rest of the match. i can do reversals decently, but i have yet to land one against gief. am i missing something? is it impossible to reversal his fat leg low heavy kick?!
also…since its so obvious that the lariat is gonna happen when i throw a fireball, is there anyway to punish it safely? the best players can always SPD when i jump in with a high roundhouse. i’ve found i can land a hurricane kick into the lariat every so often, but its not reliable.
all this talk of akuma being broken…i can win most of my matches with akuma, but zangief matches are so hard, that i think hes broken!!!