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Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 receiving positive reception, top players debating if Paul is top tier

Posted by SFilp • January 29, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. PST
Capcom UK's Street Fighter Community Manager, Dawgtanian asked on Twitter what fans were thinking of Street Fighter X Tekken's v2013 update.

It seems many have had an extremely positive reaction to the update.

Okay guys, what do you think of SFxT v2013?

The response for SFxT v2013 has been overwhelmingly positive! I'm so happy you all love the changes!

Additionally, many top players are also mentioning the game on their own Twitter accounts. It seems a lot of people are agreeing that Paul is a really strong character in the game.

Comments

RedEther said on January 29, 2013 at 8:19 p.m.

Inb4 Christie secret top tier

#1
GakoTheChef said on January 29, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

Paul x Paul top tier EVO winning team Kappa

#2
cab1020 said on January 29, 2013 at 8:20 p.m.

I've been maining Yoshimitsu, Bob, Paul, Kuma, and Kazuya since the first month of SFxT release. People will call me a bandwagoner now that most of them are really good.

#3
vivadongodon said on January 29, 2013 at 8:21 p.m.

I mained Paul long ago when I was relatively new to the game but I dropped him because I just couldn't do well enough with him (that and I was a scrub at the time). I'm picking him back up but with no idea who to team him up with..

It's good to see him buffed but I sorta like using lesser used characters so I hope there aren't too many burning fists going around.

#4
Boogityboy said on January 29, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.

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#5
soulsnatchin said on January 29, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.

too all loyal paul players...im sorry bro, im sorry they did this to you.

#6
OrangeMike said on January 29, 2013 at 8:26 p.m.

I guess he could be "the top fighter in the universe" now... :P

#7
SeriphAngel said on January 29, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

So far I like it but the fighting mechanic itself still seems disjointed and still not smooth. Jin did not need buffs in anyway, and some characters received unneeded nerfs. Overall the game is nice.

#8
Kevin said on January 29, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

Jin/Lili or Asuka. Wyt?

#9
Synless said on January 29, 2013 at 8:28 p.m.

Can't go wrong with Cappos

#10
YoraiDragon said on January 29, 2013 at 8:29 p.m.

I've played Paul with Guile as an alt team, he feels great, but now his dmg is a bit too much for all of his priorities. Btw CAPCOM FIX IBUKI!!! NAO!!!.... that is all.

#11
GakoTheChef said on January 29, 2013 at 8:31 p.m.

@10 use Lili, Asuka is good but you will have an easier time with lili

#12
mrdrofficer said on January 29, 2013 at 8:32 p.m.

"I've been maining Yoshimitsu, Bob, Paul, Kuma".

Me too Cab2010, me too. I always go low-tier and now ... I just don't know. My Paul/Kuma team was doing better than ever and I thought, "these changes are great" and now ... of course.

#13
Hypermarth said on January 29, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

Maybe upper mid, but I'm gonna have to side with Viscant here.

#14
blankaballin said on January 29, 2013 at 8:33 p.m.

Kuma secret top tier.

#15
jtir123 said on January 29, 2013 at 8:35 p.m.

That's a tough debate. I wonder if they'll ever reach a consensus.

#16
Rahavic said on January 29, 2013 at 8:36 p.m.

I've heard this tune before from pros regarding this game, and this is all I have to say about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgPY1...

#17
Yungin_BLU said on January 29, 2013 at 8:43 p.m.

Cole is the best character.

#18
dro2191 said on January 29, 2013 at 8:44 p.m.

yeah this game plays great, the fast pace, lower health change make the game play more like tekken tag and im loving it so far, i knew capcom would get it right second time around they always do, loving chunjin /lili/juila,

#19
keroberus2 said on January 29, 2013 at 8:47 p.m.

King Paul was my first ever team...And I changed that to Paul Hugo and then Paul Law...

OH WAIT. NOW I'M A BANDWAGONner.

Oh well. Paul ftw.

#20
Ryunipotent said on January 29, 2013 at 8:48 p.m.

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#21
TeenIdol said on January 29, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.

Paul is not top tier. He can still easily be rushed down.

#22
Rising_Jaguar said on January 29, 2013 at 8:59 p.m.

sudden increase in paul users online..
so far he looks pretty strong!! once he gets a hit in the damage is nasty!

#23
VileEighty said on January 29, 2013 at 9 p.m.

i mained paul too! old paul players, we just gotta do it better than everyone else!

#24
NoremacX8 said on January 29, 2013 at 9:05 p.m.

This is actually one of the times people saying "I've been playing that character since the beginning" actually seemed true. There were quite a bit Paul players during the time i played. So before the rest of the FGC finds out she's godlike, I've been playing Nina since like week 2. haha.

#25
Boogityboy said on January 29, 2013 at 9:15 p.m.

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#26
SoundwaveButcher said on January 29, 2013 at 9:17 p.m.

We all have mained Paul since launch.

#27
HyperViperNZ said on January 29, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.

Nina is within the top5. I've mained her since day 1 and always knew she was underused and under loved.
Paul is within bottom 10. Even with his buffs, he hasn't shown that much improvement since others have been buffed also. Some a little too much...*cough, Jin cough*....

#28
lovelessLP said on January 29, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.

the system changes of this game are great, but the balance is still awful. paul is nothing, the real op of this game is DUDLEY. everything this character has is safe. another cheap character is lars.

#29
AugustAPC said on January 29, 2013 at 9:31 p.m.

Mike Ross really wants people to like this game.

#30
AngryAssassin said on January 29, 2013 at 9:35 p.m.

Before anyone figures it out, I just want you all to know that I've been maining Cole since Infamous.

My Lili/Marduk team will have a little more synergy now that Marduk's crHP is faster.

#31
IcKY said on January 29, 2013 at 9:35 p.m.

For reals I played Paul back when this game sucked

#32
JELIFISH19 said on January 29, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.

Nina had some ridiculous things in vanilla. I mained her since day 1 and thought she was too good

#33
mcknight8279109 said on January 29, 2013 at 9:45 p.m.

LMAO @all the people saying they mained paul from the beginning knowing damn well they just picked him up lol

#34
Grimmjow_J said on January 29, 2013 at 9:47 p.m.

@31

I have to agree. I'm not impressed with the balance it still awful.

#35
Scourge739 said on January 29, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

Paul is indeed strong. But most likely will be top 15.
Now some top tiers imo are Nina,Christie,law,Balrog(in the right hands), and guy.
even though I used Dudley since day 1 when he came I will admit that he is OP. And I will have to accept the fact that he'll more than likely be high tier. I'll be listed on the PR Rog bandwagon for using him.
And does anyone else feel that Chun-Li is a hard character to fight?
so far this will be my week 1 opinions.
Thoughts anyone?

#36
Kijui said on January 29, 2013 at 9:56 p.m.

NO NO NO! This was supposed to be about us Paul users finally getting the recognition we deserved. WE already knew Paul was the best in the Universe WE struggled day in and day out learning new tech and fancy light shredder into cr. heavy punch combos. All that we have strived for has been blasted in our faces. I remember when seeing another player play Paul meant automatic friend request. NOT ANYMORE. I have mained Paul/Asuka since the game's initial release with a heavy emphasis on EX-less combos and non-ABCs.It took a speed increase and move readjustment for the FGC to finally respect the universe's greatest fighter. To those who truthfully walk this path I say welcome. WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY. And Paul is not Top Tier. He's BEST IN THE UNIVERSE TIER!

#37
thf24 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 p.m.

@18 Keep up that attitude and you're going to get left behind. All of you that don't want to admit you were wrong that this game couldn't get better are.

#38
NoizyChild said on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 p.m.

I mean damn, now I feel bad for using Paul.

On the upside, I'm glad Dudley and Balrog got some help, especially Balrog.

What's the general consensus on King?

#39
Scourge739 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 p.m.

@41
King was already good. Had a good anti-air. Just gave him a better one. His knee juggle count for nerfed but the knee's do more damage now.

Overall, he's a much better character.

#40
badjab326 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 p.m.

I don't have the game but I wanna main MegaMan/Cole. Can it work?

#41
Cascadian1106 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:06 p.m.

Dudley and Paul top tier? Please... I want to see these two face a good Chun Li and let's see where they'll end up. It's still too early to talk about tiers for a newly patched game with roughly 50 characters.

#42
TRNBardock10 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:08 p.m.

@12 thats what im saying i felt they give her random nerfs for no reason.

#43
Scourge739 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 p.m.

And for all of you Paul users.
Don't get discouraged because top players said he was Top Tier. If you played with him since day 1 then keep going, let the online people say you're a bandwagon ruffian.

And for the Tier Abusers and bandwagoners...if you want to use him go ahead. You paid for the game, pick anyone you want.

#44
Cammystrike said on January 29, 2013 at 10:10 p.m.

I didn't look at Kazuya's changes but he feels like crap now. Sucks he was the only character I was even remotely decent with.

#45
tsgrimey said on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 p.m.

The game is definitely more fast paced, damage overall is higher. I played online and there are still people playing lame by running the clock, but that doesn't work anymore, since opponent can catch up now and less health recovery.

#46
lynx_ID said on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 p.m.

I´ve been played paul since the beta version of the first tekken

#47
dachsun said on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 p.m.

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#48
Snipeclips said on January 29, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.

Eh I don't think most people here who claims they use Paul since the beginning are telling the truth, though I do see some familiar faces who before the patch loves him, and to them I salute. But in all honesty, I seen two Paul users lately in one day. TWO!!!

Whether they want him for the changes, loyalist, or just for tier whoring is anybody's guess.

#49
GodlikeAtheist said on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

lol pauls top teir lol that spot belongs to law.

#50
SGstarcraft said on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 p.m.

Lol at everyone who can't accept SFxT has a bit of positive news for a change, get over it, its a legit game, its fun, its not boring to watch, if you don't like it go play marvel or sf4 or w/e, knowans asking you to bitch about sfxt, and knowan goes into marvel streams and starts craping on the game, and you know damn well theres plenty reason to complain about marvel.

#51
mai_k_4_life said on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 p.m.

i'm really glad that LAW is really good now that his anti-air is so strong. but the online experience is still hurting the game a little bit.

#52
Gurpwnder said on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 p.m.

@ 39

Look on the bright side - so many more friend requests :D

#53
Boogityboy said on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 p.m.

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#54
WanderingSamura1 said on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 p.m.

What did they give Paul to make him better?

#55
Kirin said on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 p.m.

Paul is the top tier now. Main him.
- fgc logic

#56
dhocke said on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 p.m.

Didn't they all say this before? I remember right before the original release hearing about how amazing this game was and how it was going to be the next Alpha 2 or CvS2 or whatever.

#57
thegoldencat said on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 p.m.

Its good to see how much the patch has shaken things up. Everyone has a different idea about who the new top tier is.

#58
Rising_Jaguar said on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 p.m.

paul main liars! maybe offline but there were no pauls online
cause he sucked crap and people lacked character loyalty!

you paul mainers lieeee!!! lie lie lieee!

#59
TrappedFrame said on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 p.m.

Paul is cool. But am I the only one still giddy over Abel's ground bounce? Lol

#60
MisterJho said on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 p.m.

Been maining paul/bob since day 1. I really don't want to be seen as a bandwagoner online. Oh god why....

#61
Snipeclips said on January 29, 2013 at 11:34 p.m.

If anyone want to know about who's still top tier, it's none other than Heihachi.

#62
RunningWild said on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 p.m.

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#63
skyrimer said on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 p.m.

I knew Paul was my main since I was a baby and the doctor that hold me had the same hair

#64
roknin said on January 29, 2013 at 11:44 p.m.

<- Has never mained Paul
<- Has liked him as a character since Tekken 3
<- Already has a set team he is playing
<- Will be playing Paul as an alt anyway because he's so much damn fun
<- Gives not even a single.... care

#65
Kijui said on January 29, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.

@Rising_Jaguar: I have not played ranked seriously since the summer but if you were to check out the Paul replays (provided that you are on XBL)you would see me come up a few dozen times. Of course screwing up momentum with Paul means you get your butt handed to you but when I am hot I am red hot. I have spent the majority of this past year playing and maining as Paul and I tell you a victory with him comes a long way. I believe that I wrote the book on Paul tech in SFxT that I know I cannot take credit for, but I made a name for myself playing a character who closely resembles Dan and Sean. I am Kijui (pronounced Kee-Wee) and I am a Paul player. Not because he does high damage, but because he is the type of character I like to play......aka psuedo Shotos LOL.....Thank you for reading this if you did (Shoutout to Gurpwnder)

#66
zUkUu said on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 p.m.

just go over to shoryuken. We have already collected a huge amount of new combos. He is a CH beast and gets 3/4 screen away 400+ meterless combos on CH - with a move that is +3 on block. HK Shredder and Mortar are combo beasts without adding much scaling.

[429] (ch) Mortar, HK Shredder, cl.hk xx Smasher

Anti air:
[386] c.hp xx MP Mortar, s.hp xx Smasher

After tag in \ launcher:
[429] *Launcher*, cl.hp xx MP Mortar, s.hp xx Smasher

I'm not sure if he is top tier tho. there is still much much to discover, as many characters have new potential. And he has still flaws. (worst a2a game in the game, back dash and back walk are atrocious, forward dash - while quick - still covers no distance, his footsie is sub par since c.mk has 7 frames start up), but he is solid to say the least. Two openings can mean the opponent is dead. He makes a great anchor.

#67
Fishman said on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 p.m.

Is saying you played Paul before the update bad?

Because, I played Paul on point and Law because they had a cool intro together and I figured out a few tag in combos with them.

I was trying to avoid him though, since I was interested in playing Bob too, and I didn't want to do two Tekken guys. Want one each.

#68
Dragonite said on January 30, 2013 at 12:10 a.m.

@65- Your life is a joke.

#69
Kuya117 said on January 30, 2013 at 12:19 a.m.

Paul main since Vanilla SFxTK. Now that he's GOD tier I don't feel like playing him anymore :(

#70
chipndip said on January 30, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.

65 is just forever salty about Capcom giving female chars less health. Definitely remember that "you better not nerf my char's health from 1000" rant from another thread. Wasn't a joke until that health nerf. :P

On topic: When I use Paul, I'll retroactively main him ever since before everyone else.

#71
RsquaredA said on January 30, 2013 at 12:27 a.m.

I am absolutely ecstatic about Paul's buffs.
I've been maining him for a while, and I've been made so awfully salty so many times due to me having all these options with Paul, but none of them being any good. Now he's getting buffed to this status.
He really will be the top fighter in the universe :')

#72
FatMus2 said on January 30, 2013 at 12:35 a.m.

Would it be hipster to say I was maining Paul since Vanilla? I'm gonna be branded a great big Tier Whore now since I used Yoshimitsu too.

#73
colossus said on January 30, 2013 at 12:38 a.m.

@65- Your life is a joke.

+1

edit: And please stop with this "Paul vanilla love" bullsh*t. No one believes you ;P

#74
cnorw00d said on January 30, 2013 at 12:53 a.m.

I havent played 2013 yet, Is paul like he is in tekken, if you get death fisted like 2/3 times its a wrap?

#75
ShiroKuma said on January 30, 2013 at 12:56 a.m.

Game is still really bad don't care. Why are none of my posts showing up, this site is terrible. Come on man it's 2013 and you're still not using AJAX for posts.

#76
cliffeside said on January 30, 2013 at 12:58 a.m.

dudley is good. the range on his close normals are worse than AE but capcom FINALLY got it right and gave him PRIORITY! his hitboxes are soooo clean! i love it.

BUT dud isn't top tier. he has problems vs gief, hugo, marduk,law, and a few others.

imo top 3 in the game by FAR is law, jin and lili. these 3 are on a whole different level compared to the rest of the cast.

#77
gtfopanda said on January 30, 2013 at 1:18 a.m.

People discussing top tier characters *1* day after patch launches.

Mike Ross saying X character is top tier.

Capcom's PR guy saying his game is doing good.

Oh well.

#78
Crazcar said on January 30, 2013 at 1:19 a.m.

To join in the "I was using X since day 1, before he/she was good" hipster thing, I've used mainly Poison and Hugo since day 1 (with some Chun/Juri for...kicks). Just in case anyone wants to call me a top tier band wagoner...

Yes, them being top tier was sarcasm. T.T

#79
Eternal said on January 30, 2013 at 1:27 a.m.

Hey remember how good Cody would still be after 2013 nerfs? Yeah whatever happened to that?

#80
Freyzii said on January 30, 2013 at 1:30 a.m.

Guys, guys... King. King is so top tier you can't even see him the top is so high!

@82 Right here, buddy! His crouching LK is still very usable, he can still do his insanely easy and damaging links, tag cancel off Criminal Upper to great effect and combo even better than before thanks to the EX Zonk Knuckle change.

#81
DumbDLC said on January 30, 2013 at 1:37 a.m.

Well I guess if the game isn't as crap as it was before that's a good thing but the same people playing it who are the same saying good things means this "positive reception" is bs

#82
JIHADJOE said on January 30, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

Who to team with Paul? Guile of course!
Team spiky hair.

#83
Nukka said on January 30, 2013 at 2:51 a.m.

I've been playing Paul since Primal Rage.

On a second note, I'm so lucky I stayed with King, all my training has paid off.

#84
Spaghetti_Time said on January 30, 2013 at 2:54 a.m.

SUCK IT HATERS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Dudley/King!

#85
eye_of_gaylord said on January 30, 2013 at 3:28 a.m.

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#86
rewuyiusdbf said on January 30, 2013 at 3:47 a.m.

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#87
Onislayer said on January 30, 2013 at 4:21 a.m.

I've been maining Paul since Duck Hunt.

Sucks that now I can't use him anymore now that he's being called top tier, because I'm supposed to pick someone the community wants me to pick. Doesn't matter that I bought the game for myself, not for the fun of others. So tell me Eventhubs, what should my team be?

#88
rosy said on January 30, 2013 at 4:30 a.m.

Still dislike the game cause the gems is still there.

#89
eye_of_gaylord said on January 30, 2013 at 4:37 a.m.

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#90
old_school_rival said on January 30, 2013 at 4:41 a.m.

This is why I haven't even bothered to download the update. Your typical fighting game bulls**t ;bandwagon jumping, tier whoring, cheapest crap for the win etc.

#91
SkllXMnky said on January 30, 2013 at 4:42 a.m.

Bottom teir to Top teir. The hell.

#92
lordrockman said on January 30, 2013 at 4:54 a.m.

Ill keep my Law/Hwoarang team and start on my Guy/Lars team!!

#93
eye_of_gaylord said on January 30, 2013 at 4:59 a.m.

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#94
Doopliss said on January 30, 2013 at 5:08 a.m.

Paul might do a lot of damage, but I think Asuka does even more. She can also get more damage easier than Paul by using meter. I managed to do 500+ meterless with her in the corner, although I started with 2-hit j.HK.

#95
plukoman87 said on January 30, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.

Kazuya for example, is still way better than Paul, so not top tier at all. Sorry, not by a long shot.

#96
eye_of_gaylord said on January 30, 2013 at 5:21 a.m.

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#97
wBENDERw said on January 30, 2013 at 5:47 a.m.

so your saying if i use paul i'll win?

#98
ArcadeRobot said on January 30, 2013 at 6:06 a.m.
#99
GodotLaserFace said on January 30, 2013 at 6:19 a.m.

Wow, I didn't know there were so many Paul players before 2013 patch came out Kappa. But anyway it's still too early to tell who's top tier, wasn't the same thing said about Hugo when the game first released? There still other high damaging characters out there who got buffed too like King, Jin, Nina, Steve, Law, Ogre etc. I still think Heihachi is better.

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