I knew right away I wanted to play an execution heavy character, since I played RTS games before and I just wanted to hit a lot of buttons lolol.
I also wanted to play a female character, since if I’m going to be looking at this person on the screen all the time, I want it to be attractive/hawt/seksi/etc., right?
In terms of female characters, that already limited it down to Ibuki, Makoto, Sakura, Juri, Chun, CViper, Cammy, Rose. I knew I wanted to play rushdown, and definitely not down back/charging, so Chun/Rose were out. I was playing pad at the time, so I definitely wasn’t able to play Juri (have to hold down buttons to store fireballs), and even now with a stick I’m still against the idea of not having full access to everything I can do at all times. Makoto’s walkspeed was too slow, and I didn’t want to just be simply relying on dashes to get in.
Now it’s down to Ibuki, Sakura, CViper, Cammy. The way I see it, the differences between these four characters are the tradeoffs you’re willing to take between playing solid, ability to play footsies, etc. vs comeback potential, flashiness, autopilot-ability, etc. Sakura being the most solid, and CViper obviously being the flashiest. So:
footsies <---------------> autopilot
Sakura, Cammy, Ibuki, CViper
The primary reason I chose Ibuki over CViper was because at the time my execution was terribad. Though recently I’ve secretly been training CViper (on both stick/pad). Even if my execution with CViper was gdlk I think I will still stay with Ibuki simply for the vortex. Against bad/lesser players you just simply don’t have to do any work except chuck that kunai and then give a mini combo video, and then everyone will think you’re gdlk. I played both Sakura and Cammy (and most of the cast, for that matter) and they just didn’t simply have the herp-derp ability of vortex.
Although I should mention that I was definitely considering switching to Super Cammy, if not making her a secondary main chicken, because she had the best of both worlds simply because of TKCS.
As of now I pretty much main Ibuki, followed closely by Ryu for when I want to play footsies (also because I mained him in vanilla). My Ryu is definitely ass though and I doubt he’ll see much tournament usage.
Good thing I saved this post in Notepad++. Stupid shitty SRK forums is dieing again.