Ok, so recently I decided to put some time in the lab with Rog instead of switching over to Rufus as was planned. I thought “you know what, there must be much more to Rog than this.” So I went in the lab, practiced the loops, the jabs to cr.hk links, and other links. So yesterday I somehow came across some pretty famous players I’d say, ones that I thought I’d have no chance of beating because tbh I’m good, but not at a superior level. So I came across Dawgtanian yesterday, and he played as Elf but I just played negative, I took the win surprisingly. Today I ended up with StarNab who although he was using Ryu, I gave him very close games every time and even took the win. I also gave EXCH33KY some games (SCHeartless) on YouTube and won a couple of games in the Balrog mirror (but in his fairness he’d probably kick my ass if he tried and it did lag the very slightest at times) but still. In my opinion Balrog is the best character in Super Street Fighter 4 hands down, and I know its a big claim to make but I don’t hesitate to make this. I even beat a 16k Honda last night which is probably my biggest achievement to date.
So this is my question, what is it about Balrog that makes him so superior to other characters. His headbutts, normals? Because let’s be honest, his combo’s aren’t the MOST damaging without meter but I seem to grind out the win every time. I think its the fact he can be an aggresive mofo or a lame-ass turtler. He’s an all-round player. What are your guys opinions of him?
(It is a bit of a pointless post but I just thought it’d be nice to get an idea as to what you guys think makes Rog the player he is.)