While everyone is eagerly snapping up every bit of Ultra Street Fighter IV gameplay footage they can find, one video in particular has been making the rounds and causing a fair bit of discussion.
In this video, YHC-Mochi, widely regarded as one of the best (if not the best) Dhalsim players in the world, faces off against an unknown opponent who has picked Hugo, one of the game’s new characters. Over the course of their match, Mochi makes very good use of Sim’s standing forward, which now hits twice, to keep the other player locked down and seemingly optionless…
…well, optionless if you don’t pay very close attention.
After the release of the video in question, many were quick to proclaim the matchup as the worst in the game based on this video alone; an audacious claim, especially for a game as young as Ultra. Fortunately, clearer heads have prevailed.
In a brand new installment of UltraChen’s Delayed Hyper Commentary match analysis series, UltraDavid takes a look at the quick replay and provides some insight–as a player of both Dhalsim and grapplers in general as well as someone who has spent a good amount of time with various builds of the new title–into what is actually going on in the video, the options that may be available to Hugo in the matchup, and general thoughts on why jumping to conclusions is (surprise!) a bad thing.
Be sure to check out his video below and let us know what you think.