Couple of weeks ago me and vic aka victor aka dog-face were at his place playing xmen vs street fighter. We were joking how he thought Ryu sucked in that game until he came to LA one time and saw Valle playing him. That was the first time he saw Ryu as a viable character because of hop kick into throw.
So I couldn’t sleep last night and of course in my dreams I dream about vic so it got me thinking about this topic. I suppose things are slightly different with the internet these days and that invention known as youtube not to mention there hasn’t been a new game in 200 years. Still…figured I would post some people up. Note: I’m not saying these people invented anything - these were just the first players that I saw really prove to me that either a character or a tactic was good.
Playing against Choi’s Sakura in A2 for the first time (ECC3). I had read on AGSF2 that she was good and I had tried playing her myself but it really wasn’t until getting crossed up 900 times did the light bulb go off.
Playing against Graham Wolfe’s Rolento in A2 for the first time at some random SJG tournament. Prior to that Rolento was all ‘noise’ to me with too many damn moves.
Viscant’s Storm in any game. Bitch didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me until I saw Viscant being a bully with her. “Ohhh - thats why standing roundhouse should be a fireball motion!”
Eddie Lee with double war machine and duo’ing fools nonstop.
Duc with Marvel 2 in general to be honest haha.
HungBee and Oro in 3S. Yeah yeah yeah - we knew about oro in OG SF3 and probably some crazy jpnese players but it really wasn’t until I saw Hung winning with Oro at Evo a few years back that I could see why Oro was good in 3s.
Ricky with Nakoruru in CvS1. Of course we all knew she was cheap…but that cheap??
ShadyK flying around with sentinel. I knew the robot could fly but damn…
Sanford for destroying fools with Sentinel.
Post up yours!