I made a thread like this on the Steam boards, so I hope a thread like this is OK here… I was just very curious about people’s feeling on SF5’s progress so I decided to “copy” the tread here onto SRK.
Now that we’ve got our recent updates on the game’s progress due to Tokyo Game Show 2015, how about a thread where we give our opinions on the overall way the game’s shaping out. Think of this as a bit of an unofficial forum poll. Lets keep this clean and respectful. You don’t have to give off full details on your choices if you don’t want to but if you wanna talk/vent about it, be free to talk about it here.
Try to use a scale from 1 to 5, “1” being a “Don’t really care for…/anti-hype…”, “3” being the “middle-ground” and “5” being “Love the inclusion/most hyped!”
[CHARACTERS, including overall design and gameplay mechanics]
RYU - 2 - He’s Mr. Street Fighter, he’ll be all over the place online and he’s ultimately too bland for me, but I like how his style is more focused on straight power hits to reflect his training. Still, he’s rather what you expect from him.
KEN - 4 - I like how they decided to be bold in making Ken as different from Ryu as possible. Added flair to his fighting style & you can feel his aggressiveness. I’m also one of the few that don’t mind his new default look.
CHUN-LI - 4 - One of my SF4 mains so I plan on warming up to her 5 incarnation, though she doesn’t look AS fun to play as in 5… yet. Also, dat alternate outfit… drools
CAMMY - 4 - Only played her in SF4 for fun and giggles, but it’s nice she’s recurring. I miss some of her SF4 animations though (especially her old crouch animation). If I play her though it’ll probably only be in her alternate outfit since it looks fantastic.
VEGA [CLAW] - 1 - No offense to Claw players but I practically slept through his reveal. He never did anything for me in the past, though I do find it interesting that he’s full motion as of TGS and has a stance switch. Should make him interesting to long-time Claw users.
M. BISON [DICTATOR] - 3 - I really can’t say anything about Bison, don’t hate him though. Love the new trenchcoat design & white hair and he’s always a solid addition to any SF game as its staple villian. Hope we finally get Gill vs. Bison in SF5.
NASH [CHARLIE] - 4 (It’s about time he came back… though he really does have a bad case of “Came Back Wrong.” Hope Guile makes the roster just to see how he’d react to this cold-blooded version of his friend…
BIRDIE - 3 - Happy he’s back for the Birdie fans, plus he looks tough to fight against, but HATE his new… fatness. He looks really strong though… Would’ve been a 4 if it weren’t for the fact they decided to fuse Rufus with him.
RAINBOW MIKA - 4 - I have no intention of playing Mika but my heart went out to her fans when USF4 had that stupid Decapre debacle and how they treated Mika in her trailer. She gets a 4 from me simply because Capcom finally put her in with no strings attached and she looks amazing gameplay & presentation wise. Bonus points for the clever addition of her tag partner.
KARIN - 5 - Was #1 on my wishlist, love her more matured design and her gameplay looks fun, stylish and about my gameplay style. Plan on making her Day 1 main, and hopefully her inclusion also brings in my other main SF4 character, Sakura.
NECALLI - 3 - His design is surely out there but that’s not a bad thing to me. He personally doesn’t ‘speak’ to me to play as, but I like him better than nearly all the SF4 newcomers whose name isn’t Juri, Gouken or Viper. Should make an interesting opponent online.
RASHID - 4 - He looks pretty darn cool and bonus points for being the first character from Saudia Arabia. Gameplay wise he looks like a less annoying Fuerte with a projectile game and some other little tweaks. Also, like his personality; nice and uplifting. I may try him out for fun.
[STAGES, not including the Training Stage because… well… it’s the Training Stage [and not even Killier Instinct decorative one either…]
CHINA - Downtown Street & Restaurant - 4 - The first stage shown off of the game. Gives me a SFIII Yun/Yang vibe. Also the KO stage interactions are pretty fun, bonus points for the ramen noodle-on-head finisher and literally putting your opponent on a bus when you’re done with them.
NEW ZEALAND - Mountains - 4 - Seems like the most minimalist stage so far but I tend to like stages where it’s just you, your opponent and a beautiful backdrop with no background people cluttering it up. If I could I’d make this my training stage.
LONDON - Transportation Station - 3 - I sorta like what they tried to do with it but for some reason this stage never ‘wow’d me.’ Don’t know why.
JAPAN - Kanzuki Estate - 5 - Best stage in the game so far. Looks absolutely beautiful even with the party guests and I just find it completely funny that Karin was such a priority she clearly gets her own stage in a game where most of the cast doesn’t have a specific ‘home turf.’ LOL, Capcom.
BRAZIL - Street Slums - 5 - So far hasn’t been shown updated since the tease Ono did back in July, but it did show off quite a bit of the stage, so I put it on the list. Anyways I hope it keeps it’s ‘abandoned’ vibe because I never really like how background characters were like in SF4… though I doubt it’ll stay that way in final. Reminds me a lot of Sean’s SFIII Second Impact stage and I loved Second Impact.
OK, I’m done. Most likely I’ll try to make another thread like this once we get our new reveals in October.