It’d have to be HDR. He feels so perfect. He has everything from ST, but his SRK timing isn’t wonky anymore (used to have random leniency frames) and that fake fireball. Ryu is so solid. He can fireball turtle, he can do careful offense and pressure with that fireball, but he has the tools to rush crap down. Most fun I ever had playing Ryu.
Other than that, Alpha 2 Ryu is very fun to play. I like all his gimmicks: fake fireball, red fireball, meaty fireballs, hurricane kick over fireballs, shinkuu fireball, hop kick that goes over lows and ticks, SRK is SRK, anti-cross up Shinkuu hurricane kick, over head punch, cross up MK, cheese CC, awesome alpha guards, sweep is still cancelable. If he could abuse the CCs better, he’d prolly be the best version of Ryu ever, besides like Hyper Fighting maybe.
Even tho it was a bleh game, I thought that Ryu is CapCom Fighting Evolution was a lot of fun.
Also, Makoto Mizoguichi in Fighter’s History Dynamite.