Ok so after watching the evo stream this weekend I got interested in playing SF4, so I go out and buy the game. I start up and on my VERY first play through (picked ryu, i know i know) I’m getting ALL kinds of moves I don’t want. Since when did walk foward hadoken turn into a shoryuken? This is a big part of my game with ryu/sagat (fast fireballs) to setup the right distance for the trap! A little later I have a friendly online match and every time I bait out a throw attempt on wake up and try to punish with walk up shoryuken I keep getting super!!! Wow the input window on specials and supers is SSOO long now, does capcom feel that only scrubs play this game now? Honestly coming from SSF2T to this game is like night and day!
PS - The one thing that is nice about this longer input window is that it makes Zangief HELLA easy to play! I was NEVER good with 360s or 720s but on my first attempt I was able to walking 360! After a little practice walking 360s are just as simple now as a tiger knee used to be and 720s out of block stun is FREE!!! I may have to switch to Zangief!