It’s shit… it’s just a steaming pile of horseshit. I live in northern Canada and getting a decent connection is a nightmare. 50% of all my matches are laced with lag, clipping, jitters… etc. The most horrifying part of this is watching the replay, and seeing how fluid and gorgeous the game is without the constant stuttering. I play on PC, I have a hardline connection, and my internet is tops. The thing that really bothers me is: IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. I play 3rd Strike, Skull Girls, and Killer Instinct… all of them boast amazing online play. “That’s because they’re all on GGPO!”… yeah I know… so what the fuck? We have the technology to play smooth matches online, why is SFV in the dark ages? Without a solid online scene SFV is going to die quickly… unless the people watching the CPT can enjoy the game at home they’re going to stop watching (and playing)… And if you’re like me there’s no local tournaments to attend. I love this game so much but it’s impossible to even play it properly at this point. Furthermore, the tactics people use online are… laughable, pathetic, and down right lame. I understand there are many people out there who just pick up the controller when they have free time and mash out some bullshit, but seriously… it seems like 90% of the people playing are either braindead, or don’t give a shit… furthermore, Capcom has planted about 4 characters that allow these braindead people to smash their face on the controller and win.
At this point I’m not going to be playing anymore… I don’t care about the game BECAUSE I CANT PLAY IT… oh did I mention I’m on PC???.. yeah don’t even get me started on that.