VersusCity’s Reno is one of the world’s biggest Virtua Fighter fans. He plays frequently in Japan, and writes a lot of interesting articles about the game. Yesterday, he wrote up his thoughts on how the tiers appear to be shaping up in VF5 Final Showdown.
A: Lau, Jacky, Taka, Lion
B: Everyone else
There is a visible gap between Akira and the characters in A tier, but between the A and B tiers there’s not that much of a difference, and any match up between characters in those tiers will be determined by player skill.”