The reason I’m not posting this in the Ken forums because this is more related to the grooves in general, Ken is merely an example I’m going with. We all know N and S are slept on, it’s getting better with more diversity showing up, but still they are slept on IMO.
Now N-Ken is a pretty good character. He has a lot going for him. If we compare him to S-Ken (who is pretty much unheard of, I mean who the hell uses S-Ken?) we notice a LOT of similarities. The main difference, apart from the way meter builds which can go down to preference, is N-Ken has RC funky kick whilst S-Ken has Dodge. Is there really much of a difference? Ken has a great dodge IMO with knockdown roundhouse and close fierce which is cancellable. So why does S-Ken not see much play?
This can be related to other characters and other grooves, I just picked N becuase they have a lot of similarities. Why do people sleep on S? I’m not saying “S is slept on, use S!” that’s not new news exactly. I’m asking, WHY is S slep on. I’ve known for a long time that N-Groove is hard to utilise effectively, it takes a lot of skill to get used to which explains it’s lack of presence. Why isn’t S used more?