Viscant Examines Character Strengths, Weaknesses in Street Fighter V

By on February 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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BROKENTIER’s Jay “Viscant” Snyder recently started a brand new article series to help both aspiring and veteran players “Hit the Ground Running” when Street Fighter V launches later this month.

While the first installment touched on the general experience of adapting to the new game, the second is focused entirely on the characters, specifically the first eight to be announced: Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Cammy, Birdie, Ken, and Necalli. He covers both the changes that each character received over the many beta builds and their game plans based on these adjustments.

Take Ryu, for example. Viscant discusses how the iconic wandering warrior has received several nerfs with each successive beta build, mostly to his combo paths, due to how hard he could hit early on. He also makes the point that it seems as if Capcom doesn’t want him to have reliable setups that lead into an unblockable Denjin Hadouken critical art, something he was capable of in previous builds.

On the opposite end, Viscant highlights how Chun-Li hasn’t really changed much, indicating that Capcom is likely satisfied with how she plays. She’s one of the few characters in the game who can convert to big damage off a light, making her a rather strong character overall.

For more of Viscant’s thoughts on Street Fighter V, be sure to head on over to BROKENTIER by following the link below.


Shoryuken's long time news hound. When not writing for SRK's front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.