I doubt we’ll ever see HF as a evo game, and this thread is just going to end up with personal opinions.
I disagree with dxp. Those things you mentioned don’t really break the game and imo it’s not stupid either it’s just a simple advantage.
Honda’s moving slaps aren’t that good at all unless you’re playing on xbox live, even then it’s not that good. His headbutt is supposed to be invincible to give him something good (I think that’s his strength in any sf). What’s the difference between him having a good headbutt compared to his stored ochio throw in ST? That would be like mastering stupid shit over and over again too.
Honda can’t be beat by non-fireball characters? Gief, rog, vega, blanka, bison? that’s 5 out of 12 characters, less than half. Gief is equal to honda in this matchup, maybe 2 more characters have to work hard to beat him.
Blanka is better in ST than in HF imo. I don’t see how HF Blanka is unbeatable. Chun li rapes him, Ryu,ken, can control him, I would think sagat, guile, honda do decent, and gief is good against any character once he lands a throw or knockdown. That’s 7 characters, more than half that can do reasonably well or at least put up a fight.
Chun’s air kicks and SBK? Again her air kicks have always been good, and SBK is only invincible on startup animation, after that it gets hit by a bunch of moves, at least it gives her somewhat of an option to get out of tick throws. In ST she has that upward kick which is even better and a stored super… She’s pretty powerful in this game in my opinion, but those two reasons you listed aren’t why she’s good.
Ryu’s Hurricane is good and is good in the air, but you don’t want to be jumping much against him anyway. Plus there’s no reason for him to jump randomly and throw it out there.
Ken’s dp is good but not broken, and besides in the early days they had to give him something different from ryu to suit his aggressive personality. If he starts abusing if, walk forward, walk backward, walk forward throw.
Sagat’s upper does full damage when you stick limbs out against it yes, even from full distance. makes sense to me.
One of the reasons I prefer HF over ST, is because there’s no tech throwing, get out of jail supers and reversals for every character. Imo, Balrog, Old Sagat, and Dhalsim are clearly the top three in this game. It’s less balanced than HF.
Most ST players don’t like HF, but I wouldn’t knock on that game, and I don’t see why you would knock on HF. It sounds like your upset because the characters you might like aren’t as good, or you’ve just been playing on xbox live<-that can make anyone hate this game.
Just my 2 cents.