Hot off the heels of Capcom’s announcement of Street Fighter V’s Season Two at the PlayStation Experience, lucky event attendees were allowed a sneak peek of not just Akuma, but a portion of the gameplay changes coming to the title on December 20th. After several players got their fill, Michael Martin of Yahoo! Esports spoke with several notable names in the community about how they feel about some of the buffs and nerfs being handed out, as well as some of the things they’d like to see in the future.
While some, such as Brentt “Brenttiscool” Franks, noted that many Karin and R. Mika players are complaining that it’s a “bloodbath,” others like Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez and Alex Jebailey want to see things like a reduction of the infamous 6.5 frames of input lag or more alternate costumes. Jeremy “Vicious” Lopez, who provided commentary for a portion of the Capcom Cup, offered a more in-depth answer.
“I like where it’s going so far. It’s a good balance in keeping the higher-level and the lower-level [players] to a medium range. It evens out the playing field and it makes it more ambiguous to see who’s gonna come out on top further down the line in the tournament season. I would just like to see more content for the fans at home, or even the casual audience as well. Costumes are great, but there’s definitely more that can be done. At a competitive level it’s pretty great.”
While Echo Fox’s Julio praised that the changes would bring the game some much-demanded stability, in addition to remaining confident in Ken’s future viability, he mentions that he’d like to see the in-game Fighter Profile stats that were promised before launch to begin working properly.
“The only thing I would want is for the statistics to work. I just want to see some stats, so I can start growing faster as a player and so I can see everyone’s information, and see what NuckleDu is doing to everbody with Mika and Guile, you know? I need to download that guy!”
Circa’s Long “LPN” Phi Nguyen hoped to see more catering towards the characters on the lower-end of the cast, as well as giving every character in the cast a 3-frame normal, while Zhi “Zhieep” Liang Chew thinks that Capcom should evaluate how newcomers have viewed Season One and what can be done to keep them around, since the die-hards will “always be here.”
Lastly, the “Prodigal Son,” Ryan Hart’s wishes are much more to-the-point.
“I would like to have Sagat back, if I could change something about Street Fighter V. Moreso an addition, to be fair.”
You can catch the video below, and be sure to check out our coverage of some of the other Yahoo! Esports interviews from Capcom Cup 2016.
Source: Yahoo! Esports