Considering that this game has over two decades of Street Fighter experience behind it (there are people who are working on SFV that have been playing Street Fighter literally their entire lives), I have a lot of faith in Capcom right now. USF4 is incredibly well balanced for such a sprawling cast and the game has been going strong for seven years.
I find it odd that people don’t give others the benefit of the doubt when it comes to drawing conclusions about the game. Street Fighter is not rocket science. There seems to be a trend of wanting to find and nit pick little shit without looking at the big picture – the game is still in development, development will continue for years after release, and the guys that are developing the game know just as much about Street Fighter as anyone posting on these boards here. Yet…Ryu gets nerfed, people get up in arms about it even though they’ve had practically no time with the game. And no, two weekend betas and a hacked training mode is hardly anything compared to someone who is actually working with the game every day, and has been since its inception.
I’m not saying you can’t be vocal about your opinions, or that you can’t have opinions, or that you only have to discuss positive things – naturally people are going to discuss and debate balance and changes – but it kills me to see people so fucking bullheaded when they voice those opinions. Like when LiangHuBBB makes a video like this:
and the first words of the video are “I don’t know what Capcom was thinking.” It’s like, man, I know you’re a beast, but fuck sakes, you’ve played two weekend betas, you’ve potentially grinded in training mode in the hack, and you’re playing an unreleased game with no established meta where nobody really knows what the fuck they’re doing. How can you even start tiering characters or make such sweeping judgements about balance changes at this point?
People just need to relax.