SMH @ capcom’s handling of Vega
this has been long overdue… I feel like Capcom hates Vega and/or doesn’t give a damn about what Vega users/fans want, regarding him.Idk about everyone else, but I know that all I want is for the guy, the character, to make sense when he’s played. There’s a TON of things that do not make sense concerning him….
1) His slide sweep. Vega is like “the original” slide kicker in of the street fighter fighting game. So why is it that so many characters have come after him, and have had moves he originated, like the sliding kick, but all of their slides are better than his? This doesn’t make sense. It’s like ryu being the original fireball thrower but having the WORST one in the game. Other people can slide under fireballs or other projectiles… Vega? Nope. He can flip, yeah, but anyone who knows him can make him pay every time he does by throwing a slow fireball and walking forward to extend the screen so he gets hit. C’mon man… this makes no sense…
**2) **Vega’s U1 has him jump to the wall… he ONLY gets invincibility from projectiles while Mokoto a character who possess NO OTHER WALL JUMPING MOVES gets complete invincibility on the way to the wall… Vega, again, is an original wall jumper… yet has the worst one. How does this make any sense? Almost forgot to mention… WTF @ whiffing after it hits airborne opponents at times!? This issue still exists after “re-balancing” which proves they don’t give a fuck about Vega nor his users.
**3) **Lack of a legit jumping cross up. This one is really dumb… Vega is a NINJA yet lacks a “ninja-appropriate” move like a cross up!? A misdirection move that so many others possess! Misdirection is a basic ninja art, but Vega doesn’t get this despite have attack animations that look like they SHOULD be hitting cross up just like other character’s. this isn’t about how hard Vega is to anti-air or anything (even though it’s not THAT hard lol), because BLANKA is just as hard to anti-air, jumps just as fast, and…. Surprise, surprise…. Has a cross up. Wtf capcom!? This doesn’t make sense.
**4) **EXTREME lack of priority. It’s crazy how little priority ALL his attacks lack. I don’t think I need to elaborate much here…
**5) **Odd hit-boxes. I’m sick and tired of watching close to half of may claw enter the body of my opponent only to see no damage or block be done… same thing with my feet. His needs to be fixed because it makes no sense. Not only that - one of Vega’s merits is supposed to be his range… which this obviously works against. After more recent play I’m forced to add to this… I note how vega’s sliding sweep gets hit by akuma’s two high kicks… while I hit a focusing sakura or makoto with a vega’s high kick, and the first gets absorb while the second MISSES as the DASH FORWARD. Seriously… WTF! I’ve also had my lowest non –ex sky claw forward dashed under by juri -_-
**6) **focus attack cancelling. Why does Vega only have 3 attacks (ending RCF with a FA, st. HK with FA done after the first hit connects, st. HP after the first hit connects) from which he can perform a focus attack that will actually hit the opponent if connected to another hit, and why does all but one, result in LESS DAMAGE than if you DIDN’T focus attack? This is retarded, and just a way of WASTING the ex meter. Vega is supposedly one of the fastest characters in the game… yet is one of the hardest to perform a FDC that will actually continue a combo. To my knowledge, this is only possible with ONE ATTACK and of course this is a 1 frame combo… meaning you have to time it perfectly to hit that 1 frame window… that 1/60 of a second opening…. Wtf!
7) SSF4AE CH change… seriously?? They nerf arguably his BEST “normal” attack by making it very punishable. Did they make Ryu’s forward +HP extra vulnerable and punishable on block? OF COURSE NOT! Some damage reduction but I assume it can still be thrown out there with reckless abandon. And the really messed up part is that Cosmic Heel already had a frame disadvantage (-1) on block while Ryu’s attack is even on block. Vega has no invincible attack he could follow this with… Ryu obviously does. How the hell is it ok nerf Vega in this way, and not Ryu (or any other similar attack)?
**8) ****SSF4AE SC… **it’s bad enough that this didn’t do a legit job of intercepting an aerial target (as in, they could safe jump directly on to the Ultra and block it… instead of being hit like with Dudley’s U2)… but now when these people jump in on vega attacking, it’ll they’ll have more time to miss their attack and block anyway.
**9) ****Vega’s super… **seriously… few supers possess this level of near-uselessness. Of course this wouldn’t hit an enemy on the way, up right? C’mon… this super should hit on the way up just like his U1 can, or his ex FBA does. They have options here too. Some people would be quick to claim that it would be haxxed if it could to that, but Capcom could make it so that if he hits on the way up it can only do the max of 350 damage, as opposed to its 400, while keeping it at 400 for when he doesn’t hit on the way up (or change the damage for going forward as opposed to backward). Additionally with this… is the non-grab version of his supper which is SUPPOSED to hit 4 times, but so often will only hit 3 times with the strongest hit missing or rather not even coming out… again… WTF!!?
**10) **Lack of juggle ability… not only does he have VERY few attack that can place a foe in a juggle-state despite the opponent looking like they should be able to be juggled… he also only gets one measly hit from his juggles outside of cosmic heel -> ex FBA combos. Fair? Hell no! especially with the addition of the twins, mainly yun… vega’s lack of juggle ability is totally unfair.
All this effort to keep the guy down… then they take even more away from him while totally ignoring the very few things that Vega fans tend to really ask for…. But worse than that is that that the things that didn’t make sense aren’t fixed/addressed either! SMFH!! Don’t get me wrong, some things have been done to improve him at times but they always seem very stingy with the improvements while they have been liberal with nerfs and simply ignoring Vega users. Almost no vega user expects or really wants him to be “god-tier” but he’s supposed to be a lot better than they tend to make him (especially going but how hes described)… and that just makes no damn sense! And the sad part is… there’s more that could be mentioned…
End of rant (for now).