Sup guys, I thought this would be a good topic for discussion, so why not bring it up?
My opinion is this: it’s total bull shit that SF4 hasn’t had multiple balance patches at this point.
The most frustrating thing about almost every fighting game is the imbalance. I’m sure every single person on here has picked up a new game, went straight for the character that looks cool to them, and then discovered that they suck, and they have to abandon their favorite guy to be competitive.
If capcom patched SF4 instead of working on the PC version, we’d be seeing way more Guile, Vega, Rose, Abel, etc. players coming up with new strategies, and utilizing new tools. As it is, we see a lot of Balrogs, a lot of Ryus, and a lot of Sagats.
Don’t get me wrong, SF4 is extremely well balanced compared to other games, but why not make it even better?
My proof that I’m right is Starcraft. That game was imbalanced as hell when it came out. It took them years of patches, and not all those patches worked well, but now it’s known as the most competitive, balanced video game in the world.
I’d rather capcom go for it, and mess up every now and again, than sit here with the same unfair game forever.
That’s my two cents. What do you guys think?