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Street Fighter 5: Ryu loses 'Denjin mode' after 1 hit but Chun-Li keeps her power-up until knockdown - in-depth match analysis

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • December 14, 2014 at 3:57 p.m. PST • Comments: 57

The first thing I noticed, as I sat down to watch Joe Ciaramelli's in-depth analysis of the Street Fighter 5 exhibition match between Mike Ross and Peter "Combofiend" Rosas was that it's 29 minutes long.


That's 29 minutes worth of L.I. Joe replaying various parts of an 8-minute long Street Fighter 5 match over and over in slo-mo, to provide evidence. This is some hardcore match analyzing -- and I wasn't sure if I wanted to sit through the whole thing.

But I sat through it anyway, and I'm glad I did -- Joe pointed out quite a few things that I hadn't noticed.

The one takeaway that I found most interesting was that Ryu's powered-up mode in Street Fighter 5 goes away after he's been hit once, whereas Chun-Li's apparently lasts all the way until she gets knocked down (worth mentioning that JELIFISH19 in the comments of this previous story also noticed it).

That's certainly curious, especially when taken into consideration with all of the other info we know about powered-up modes in SF5 so far: that Ryu's fireballs can guard crush while Chun-Li's doesn't. I guess that's the trade-off.

Another noteworthy tidbit: Ryu's normal fireballs does three hits up-close, but dissipates the further it travels along. To see that in action, as well as anything else you might have missed during the match, check out Joe's video below.
Video from Joe Ciaramelii.
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