So I was testing wake ups vs meaties, & found that I couldn’t wake up “Reversal” (…you know, when the game actually tells you by way of that notifier caption, telling you that you’ve timed your wake up 100% perfectly) with every special possessed by my character.
For example, with Ryu, I recorded Hwo doing a dash up low RH, and followed by a meaty low FWD. Now, 10 out of 10 times I can wake up dp, but zero out of zero times can I wake up hurricane kick, or EX hurricane even. And that immediately struck me as odd. I can’t wake up with fireball (of course who would want to but why in theory wouldn’t that work?), but of course it accepts wake up *super *fireball.
With Kazuya, I couldn’t wake up Slaughter Hook/High Kick (qcb+P), not even once. But I could easily EX Reversal Slaughter Hook with any strength. So that led me to believe… “Ohh… in this game Capcom only wants you to have one wake up reversal???”, but then Kazuya, unlike Ryu, has an additional wake up EX Reversal; the EX Rising Sun (qcb+K). And Kazuya’s EX Demon Godfist (qcf+P), yeah… that doesn’t work either. = /
And let me stress that I’m exclusively speaking on the topic of wake up reversals. Of course out of block stun/hit stun can one “Reversal” time any special, any super, pandora, etc etc you get the point. But in my short testing, you get at most 1 special technique wake up Reversal options, at LEAST 1 EX wake up Reversal option, & 1 (or ALL… depending on how you look at it) super Reversal option.
I’m curious to see what you guys are seeing, because I can’t make sense of it. I didn’t play SF4 at all, so was it like this in that game as well? Or is this maybe some training mode glitch of some kind? In my method of testing does a meaty disrupt any “Reversal” special that lacks invincibility of any kind? But even so, shouldn’t they still give you the Reversal notifier? Because I swore I’ve on several times have woken up with EWGF in gameplay, but couldn’t reproduce in training. Or maybe my memory isn’t serving me correctly? Either way, I’m anxious to hear some input on this & feel free to go in & test, because I know this all sounds a little strange.