We all know the vortex nerf is incoming. I got a suggestion to make it work:
The general consensus seems to be unblockables and constant re-vortexing is the major issue, not only with Akuma but with Cammy and Seth aswell.
My suggestion is kinda simple; reduce vortex to the demon flip.
With so many (current) options, all characters will have to learn each setup and the correct answer to each setup, depending on their characters. Likewise, Akuma has to learn which setups work for which characters.
–This is a problem, because the vast number of setups completely stomps anyone who doesn’t know the answer to one of them - and some characters don’t have good answers to them.
My suggestion, lies in removing LK Tatsu > Sweep from all characters.
On the other hand, let Demon Flip Palm stuff DPs - but gets many -frames on block.
Bam, now the vast majority of matchups makes sense:
Palm stuffs DPs
Blocked Palm is punishable.
Block is throwable (also while crouching).
If you block the wrong side, or do a bad move, I kick you for combo punish damage.
LK Tatsu > Sweep removed
Palm beats DP, is punishable on block
Demon Flip Throw grabs crouching opponents