Who should I main in SSFIV out of this list and why?

Ok, since I got 1 more day to wait help me pick my main. Who should I main out of this list and why? If you cant properly answer the question because of my list then, who would you choose out of these characters and why?


Fei Long



Help a brother out SRK.

Why these 4?

Play Gen. He will never have enough players.

Everyone keeps talking about how much worse he is in super4 but, Capcom aren’t complete idiots. I’m convinced people just still aren’t playing him right.

This is what I narrowed it down to; this list is based on what I like in these 4.

Pretty much unanswerable right now. The most hackneyed response you’re going to get (and the right one) is play all 4, maybe run through their trials, and pick the one you like best.

If you really want to pre-load your opinion I guess you could just start checking out Youtube videos and reading up on the character forums.

Also, if I was going to pick for myself I’d go with Cody or Guy, because they’re new and seem like a lot of fun.

Cody is probably the strongest and most played.

Gen or Fei if you like being that unique flower that always loses.


Now in return, could you please wipe my ass? It’s only fair.

You pretty much didn’t give us any information to work with. The best I can do is arbitrarily pick one.

Definitely Cody. He’s looking the most promising.

What information should I give you to work with, and which one would you pick if you only could pick from the 4?

You pretty much said nothing about your playstyle and your execution level. If you just want to have fun, just pick one randomly. I’m sure they’ll all fine.

I’d have to default with Cody as the other three probably wouldn’t work for me.

Gen, because you seem to have taken a liking to him, putting him at the top of the list and all.

I don’t like any of the characters you listed. I don’t believe any fit my play style.

If you want an informed opinion, you have to describe your playstyle. Some questions to answer:

How good are your poking/footsie skills?

Do you tend to choke on defense without a reliable invincible reversal?

Are you willing to learn long combos, or would you prefer to keep it short and sweet (and quite possibly less safe and/or less damaging)?

Do you tend to do better getting in people’s faces or hanging back and letting them come to you? In which situation would you feel more confident against a player who’s more skilled than you are?

What characters have you played previously? Which of those characters did you do best (win the most) with?

Have you ever entered a tournament before? What games did you play? How well did you do? Do you even care about getting to the level where you can compete with tournament-level players? (not talking Daigo/Justin level, more like whoever are the top guns in your region’s fighting game scene)

It’s just like Starcade said, all you’re going to get is arbitrary opinion unless you provide more substantial information.

Some VERY general comments based on your list:

Gen is a very difficult character to get into (not just execution, but in terms of how mediocre most of his tools are even in skilled hands), and so I would really advise against trying to play him seriously at the beginner level.

Fei has a lower execution barrier than Gen, but faces a lot of the same strategic hurdles. Unless you’re really dead set on learning Fei’s quirks, there are better picks if you just want to rush people down.

Cody is probably the easiest of the characters you listed to play at the beginner level, but he’s not a free pass. He has a very easy c. LP, c. MP link that makes it easy to whip up Hurricane Upper/Ruffian Kick combos, he has a lot of good normals, and he can harass slow non-fireball characters with rocks, but he’s not going to win sustained fireball wars, he moves surprisingly slowly, and his reversals aren’t all that great. Many matchups involving Cody look to be a matter of time until they get on top of you, and then you have to have very strong fundamental defense (blocking, throw teching, smart backdash) to get back to your better range. Playing Cody will still require a strong knowledge of proper spacing so that you don’t waste a lot of time and life trying to kick somebody off your corpse, or having to get back in on a strong zoner like Sagat to reclaim the life lead.

Guy has less in the way of cheesy links than Cody but he still looks to be pretty solid in a different way. Will probably require at least as much execution skill as Fei Long to go far, however, and you absolutely cannot be jump-happy with Guy since his jump is so floaty and his elbow drop isn’t a cure-all. He also can’t run around randomly the same way Fuerte can, he requires more deliberate spacing to win at footsies and get into optimal attack range.

That’s all I can really comment on based on no information about your playstyle/what you want out of the game.

Do you want me to choose your wife as well?

From what I played, Cody would be great. Of course he’s the new Ken, but as soon as the scrubs realize he doesn’t have a DP or any real spammable moves, they’ll move on.


On the real Ibuki, Juri, and C. Viper