Why do bad players always pick Ken?


#1

rtf


#2

I see more scrub level onis and juris nowadays


#3

Several reasons:

Has all the basic shoto tools
His DP is hit confirmable so making it safe is easy for beginners
His Ultra 1 is big damage so their tendency to mash during pressure has a big payoff
Autopilot footsies (at low level) with step kick
Air Tatsu is a neat trick
Popular character in general


#4

Why do boring players pick Ryu?


#5

Pretty much hit the nail on the head.


#6

Plus Kens move look way flashier than Ryu’s. And starting off with ken as a noob is a great way to learn the game.


#7

because they’re too hip to play as boring vanilla ryu


#8

http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/134762_S/Street-Fighter-IV-Ken-Ryu-.jpg


#9

and this is why akuma is underrepresented in tournaments, cuz most of the noobs quit learning him cuz their bullshit gets them killed quick


#10

Because he’s a easy character to use and start with if you’re new to SF. I like Ken more than Ryu cuz he’s boring as hell and Ken is a cocky show off with flashy moves


#11

I’m a bad player and I pick T hawk 0_o

Realistically I think its the flashy side to Ken and the familiarity of his moves…plus fire, you set dudes on fire. That’s exciting to new players


#12

One time I played Street Fighter with my Korean roommate in college. He said he hadn’t played in ten years and picked Ken. I smiled. Then he destroyed me. I had forgotten that he was also Korean.


#13

this topic reminds me of:


#14

Older players, even retired ones, generally have better fundamentals versus the majority of new players.