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Ricky Ortiz plans to stick with Rufus in AE v2012 - notes his Rufus is more aggressive and offense-based than Justin Wong's

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • January 31, 2013 at 9:58 a.m. PST
Ricky Ortiz plans to stick with Rufus in AE v2012 - notes his Rufus is more aggressive and offense-based than Justin Wong's With a number of top players in the fighting game community talking about switching up their main characters in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Evil Geniuses Ricky Ortiz weighed in on the subject letting people know he plans on sticking with Rufus the whole way through, citing that he likes the character a lot and that he's dedicated so much time to him.

Ortiz also talks about the differences in styles that he and EG|Justin Wong use when playing the same character, as CEO|CJ Truth observed that while both of them use Rufus, their approach is quite different. Here's a snip to get you going, hit the link above to read everything.

Angstygaijin: Speaking of Rufus, It was mentioned onstream that one of the top players competing against you (CJ Truth) was talking about the differences in your Rufus vs. Justin’s Rufus. According to him, your Rufus is the more aggressive, offense-based one while Justin’s is a bit more defensive. Do you agree/disagree?

Ricky Ortiz: I definitely agree. I definitely think Justin’s style and mine are different. But we do have some things in common. We both love to play footsies! We also take a liking to similar characters because we can excel with them. It’s usually the fast, agile characters with good pokes. But I feel Rufus just happened to be the exception for us both. I’m glad we’ve been keeping the dream alive with Rufus for this long!

Comments

ovipositor said on January 31, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

Ricky is one of my favorite players. He shows a level of humility in recent interviews which you wouldn't necessarily expect from him, and certainly not from some of his peers!

#1
Timbo said on January 31, 2013 at 10:21 a.m.

Yeah I really like Ricky too. He sure is beautiful

#2
manoelmfs1 said on January 31, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.

Ricky is gay

#3
Endgame said on January 31, 2013 at 10:37 a.m.

A fast, agile character with good pokes.

At first glance, one would not assume that would be Rufus lol.

#4
MAXIMUM_PANTS said on January 31, 2013 at 10:40 a.m.

Ricky sounds very upbeat and positive in this interview.

#5
caruga said on January 31, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.

That link doesn't work for me.

#6
Exand said on January 31, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

@4
"But I feel Rufus just happened to be the exception for us both."

Maybe you should glance again? :P

#7
Cinderkin said on January 31, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

@ 4

He said that Rufus was the exception to that statement.

#8
Existent said on January 31, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Can anyone ever talk about this guy without going into an in depth analysis of the minutiae of differences between him and JW?

#9
rakuko said on January 31, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.

@9: *looks at Jwong's and Ricky's character choices for AE, Marvel, and SFxT 2012*

nope. (maybe later though, unless Ricky picks up Alisa too)

#10
Existent said on January 31, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.

@10
I'm just a little tired of people talking about how Ortiz has a 30% chance of sweeping Zangief compared to Wong's 60%. I get it, everyone is slightly different.

#11
SAMURAI said on January 31, 2013 at 12:54 p.m.

Character loyalty > tier whoring!
Ricky Ortiz is tha man.

#12
Jaaj301 said on January 31, 2013 at 1:42 p.m.

link still not working...

#13
yaboiman said on January 31, 2013 at 3:55 p.m.

i love character loyalty keep it up ricky!!

#14
skitz0phrenic said on January 31, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.

I guess it's cool he wants to play Rufus but he should really pick up a secondary character at the very least to cover his horrible matchups.

That's really the only smart thing to do. Not to mention it's way more entertaining to watch someone skilled with multiple characters, which is why IMO Infiltration is 9999x more fun to watch than anyone else playing right now.

#15
katytaylor323 said on January 31, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.

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iushdfiu said on February 1, 2013 at 4:24 a.m.

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