Since when did @Magegg become such an active part of the story thread again? Good to see him he brings up some interesting points. If you want to reboot the series though I don’t think doing away with Bison or Akuma is necessarily the way to go as both MK and SC both had reboots while keeping their main villains and heroes intact with all their motives.
If there was a reboot to the series I’d like to see it restart from SF2 as that in my eyes is the most convoluted and nobody knows what really happened during it even from the character endings.
It’s not just Neo Shadaloo
Sadly theyr wish to dickride west moving SFV away from martial arts/fight sports attire (perfect to SF characters) to more special ops/paramilitary shit and casual clothes
Not that Japan itself is anymore that much into martial arts these days either sadly, that old spirit just got lost
Opening to the world they got theyr butt kicked so much (even in stuff they was heavy into) that made most of theyr media lose that passion
And where i still see that kind of Jap martial pride end up like Grappler Baki where the author end up in a delirant spiral of nationalistic racism with glorius nippon better at everything… like literally the series passed from having a bit of variety to almost the entire top 10 being made of glorious nippon
Sad, will have liked at least in SF bubble it to stayed alive in it’s old cool positive way
Martial arts, tournaments, exotic styles, cultural roots
Not a case we lost personal stages and flags either, the world tour is over, along with other things
The char don’t stick anymore in his hometown in old format anyway, so staged switched from serve characters to serve story
Wich is 2 times bad when we think in old games a character design is completed by his stage design, it was a beautiful design extension of him/her
Notice we STILL got lot of characters without an official stage, yet we got 16 boring shadaloo HQ ones (some of wich not even playable) lol
Such a wasted opportunity truly. I would have liked if Juri took control of S. I. N. and rained chaos her way. Oh well. I am hoping Juri is playing Viper and the C. I. A. to gain something out of it, and not really become an officer of law.
Juri doesn’t really have any reason to be an evil bitch again. She should be chaotic neutral.
I mean, she’s not with Bison (he’s kinda dead), she’s not with Seth (also kinda dead), she’s certainly not gonna ally herself with Delta Red (for what purpose, really?), she’s not even aware of Neo Shadaloo’s existence, and she already played her part in the Illuminati’s plan so she’s of no use to them now
Unless she just decides to stir shit up just for the sake of it, which would be silly.
Birdie always seemed like a joke character to me. His dumbass tried to be clever and ended up getting stuck in the Psycho Drive. No wonder Nash is annoyed at how fat he’d gotten in SFV. He helped save him and instead of taking advantage, he just blew up like a balloon.
Cody gets a pass on me agree with everything else.
Nash felt like a Darkstalker character because of poor implementation of the stitches. Or because they made him like a Frankenstein which made Secret Society something like a lowly organization that his change were done in a local household kitchen or in a basement compare to the others like Necro, Effie and Twelve that is a SHAPESHIFTER that can look very new looking.