if anybody is looking to play ss5sp and wondering if it’s for them this i’ll give brief idiots guide rundown
This game is a very aquired taste, it’s slow, some might even say flat out boring
I think of this game as the exact opposite of darkstalkers 3, so if you enjoy that sort of game with heavy rush down, normals where you are at MASSIVE advantage on block like + 5 or sometimes higher like plus +7 you’ll find this game hard to deal with because offence in this game is stifled by the fact pretty much everything is negative on block, and when i mean everything i mean everything.
So in most games you lk or lp with give you advantage on block i used darkstalkers 3 to ram it home, because in that game you get more frames than most, if you’re a complete noob all this means is that on offence you’re able to move before the defender which is why you see alot of the sick rushdown from sako with BB hood or nukis bishamon and so on
In s5p there’s only a couple of things that are plus on block and even then you’re only at like +1 which is barely anything at all.
What this means is that attacking in ss5sp is very very risky, which makes the game very turtley, because why would you wanna go in and start partying if you’re leaving yourself at risk? you’re not! which means you have to pick your spots wisely
If you’re thinking i’m being negative i’m not, it just takes getting used to and also has benefits and again i’ll use darkstalkers 3 to ram this point home
So how does this having everything negative on block benefit the game in relation to DS3?
Execution, to me and this is just personal opinon DS3 is one of the hardest if not the hardest 2d fighter it terms of being able to compete at a good level in terms of execution, the game is very link heavy, ss5sp benefits because it’s the reverse, there’s barely any links and the ones that are in the game are obscure backturnt shit, all the combos are very very basic
You can basically pick a chracter like say kyoshiro or tamtam and press buttons and win providing you know the system and match ups, but what i’m getting at is that the game is some respects is very simple
On the face of it ss5sp is a very noob friendly game, low execution, slower gameplay where as DS3 is the exact opposite, very fast with a very high execution barrier
It just depends on the type of game you prefer, maybe if you’re from a SF backround you might like the slower more methodical neutral heavy, whiff punisment type of game over the more flashy faster games that seem to be more common place today
The last point is just me rambling, of other strong point of ss5sp is the difference in play styles between chracters, my own view is that it’s much stronger than a game like ds3.
Of course in ds3 bishamon is nothing like sasquatch who is turn is nothing like lei lei, but then i feel that sasquatch is kinda similar to j talbain bishamon kinda similar to bbhood in terms of dash pressure blah bah, and you could say others like morrigan to lillth and dimitri.
Don’t misunderstand me, i know they are different but i feel that the difference between playstyles in 5sp is much greater and this might be possibly due to the rather odd engine and restrictive offence, i mean gaira is nothing like mina, kazuki is nothing like hanzo, even the clones like rasetsumaru suija play completley unique i just feel it’s one of the games strong points that’s all
If you’re looking to pick up ss5sp please consider the above before buying, know what to expect and what you’re getting yourself into