Why does everybody love Rolento?


#1

I loved CvS2 but I played at a low level. I didn’t really understand how deep the rabbit hole went until SF4 so I missed out on my chance of high level CvS2. In every Capcom fighting game where there is a potential for new characters, everyone wants or wanted Rolento to make an appearance. He’s like the Mike Ross of fighting games. I’m not trolling I swear. I just want to know what makes him so loved. Maybe we can turn it into a Rolento appreciation thread. Anyone care to speak on it?


#2

I dont get why people make threads like this when there is another thread (fgd lounge or something) where random thoughts like this would fit better. Seems like such a waste of space.

People love Rolento because he fights for great Justice.


#3

I don’t care about Rolento in the slightest. If it wasn’t for the fact that I had a friend who’s ‘ok’ about him I probably wouldn’t have known he even existed in the first place :stuck_out_tongue:

If I had to hazard a guess though I think part of his appeal for some might simply be that he’s not yet another shoto clone for a start :3


#4

Because he’s like Vega, but with sticks and grenades.

Oh, and: “FIRYUR!!”


#5

I hate Rolento and don’t care for him one bit.

But his gameplay is unique and refreshing and I give him props at least in that area.


#6

Knives ‘n’ 'nades.


#7

Protip: Rolento is in more games than CvS2.

Go to YouTube and look up some Valle/Choi Alpha 2 matches, or X-Rolento in Alpha 3, or Combofiend’s Rolento in CvS2.


#8

I can see the Claw comparison, but honestly, there’s no other character in any Street Fighter quite like him. That’s why I love him. He’s unique, has an odd play style and has strange set-ups and mind games that no one else really does.

Plus, he looks like Clayton from Tarzan.


#9

Will do. Thanks.

Okay now I see why lol.

Grenades, knives, and chucking a grenade on a defeated opponent. And he lynches people lmao


#10

Rolento is one of those characters that plays a different game than his opponents. His angles of attack and mobility change the very nature of the game.


#11

Because dat nigga got Rekkaz and [media=youtube]hdDuJnzdonE#t=7m26s"[/media]on deck.

But seriously Rolento is fucking monster in the right hands though.


#12

join date: 2010

as if you played a game with him before… sigh


#13

why rolento owns:

-he fights with a steel pipe. that alone makes him more badass than most of the cast
-he has real throwing knives. knife throwing = badass
-no one else plays like him since most of his specials aren’t offensive by nature, but only used for positioning. ex: wall jump, scouter jump, back roll and his ppp back hop doesn’t hit his opponents until you press something.
-he can run, he can rushdown, he can poke and he can zone
-he has the best [media=youtube]IyQC82JyXcM#t=2m55s"[/media] in street fighter history


#14

Instead of watching Valle rolento watch BBC. He has more recent vids of rolento play in Alpha 2. Rolento is a fucking beast.
[media=youtube]h_g3PExoYF4]YouTube - [SFZ2 match[/media]


#15

He’s just the kind of guy people like to stick with, whats so hard to understand?


#16

So is Ryu and Ken. I know people like to stick with Rolento. I want to know what makes Rolento the kind of guy people like to stick with. I’ve received some pretty good answers from everyone except you. Would you like to contribute?


#17

I just want to know who the Hell is everybody. Don’t tell me you saw about 20 people wanting Rolento in the SFIV board and thought that equaled everybody.


#18

lol naw. besides the 20 or so on the board it’s just been randomly popping up at spots I go and other boards I frequent.


#19

In A2, his level CC does ridiculous amounts of damage.


#20

Because HE IS FUCKING ROLENTO. AND HE WANTS THAT W. AND HE GOT JIHADS ROLLIN BESIDE HIM.

And his theme in A2 makes you want to jump in a helicopter while laughing.

MISSHIN COMPHRETE!!! Snap*