Ever notice that the most balanced of fighters don’t get played much?
Guilty Gear Accent Core
All fantastic games, but their audience is about 10% of all fighting game players.
Most fighting game players play the broken ones. That’s why MvC2 is so fucking hype. Many people play for the challenge of being able to topple unfavorable matchups. I know I do. If all of my matchups are 5/5 or 6/4, I’m going to be super fucking bored after a while.
I enjoy working my ass off at that 9/1 matchup or watching somebody finally succeed when the favor is in my court. That’s why I run Blanka in ST. His most even matchup is 6/4 against Dictator, but his most common ones - Ryu / Gat / Ken is 7/3 against him, and in Gat’s case it’s 8/2 against him… DJ is 8/2 against him. Gief is 9/1 for him. Hawk is 8/2 for him. Claw/Boxer/Sim is 8/2 or 9/1 against him. Cammy and Fei are 8/2 against him. Dictator is 6/4 against him. Guile is 6/4 for him. Honda varies depending on level of play, A LOT… 9/1 in low level for Honda, 9/1 in intermediate level for Blanka, 7/3 for Honda in high level. Chun is 9/1 against Blanka.
Nothing terribly even.