K-Brad: Cammy is a little too broken in Street Fighter 5, I expect her to be nerfed; blow ups are about bringing excitement & drama

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • June 22, 2015 at 9:22 p.m. PDT

We spoke with Evil Geniuses' Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley at E3 2015 to get his thoughts on Street Fighter 5.


Bradley thought the game was pretty good and he's really liking the direction so far. He compared it to Street Fighter 4, noticing things like light, light, medium combos were still intact. There were some things that were different, though.

"The damage output is pretty high for certain characters and throws are a big deal," said Bradley. "It's a little different, you have to commit a bit more, you can't make things as safe, although you can make certain things safe with V-Trigger."

He noted in some instances, you can cancel your normals into V-Trigger to keep applying pressure. He also said you can use it to counter throw attempts.

"If you feel like someone is going to throw, you activate V-Trigger, and then go into your Super [to counter]," said Bradley. He stated since it's day one, they're still figuring out things, but there are a lot of new tricks to discover.
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Throwbacks and adjustments for casual players

I asked Kenneth if he felt like Street Fighter 5 reminded him of any past entries in the franchise.

"The closest thing it reminds me of is Alpha, but I only played that a little bit, and I didn't play SF3 at all," he said. "I feel it's a little bit like the Alpha series, because of the alpha counters and such, but it's its own game right now, honestly."

I wondered if K-Brad felt the game could be as good as Street Fighter 4, or if it was too early to say.

"I feel like it's too early, but in my opinion, it could go either way," he said.

He explained that because of the focus attacks in Street Fighter 4, some casual players didn't learn traditional footsies, and used things like focus crumples to score big damage.

Since there are no focus attacks this time around, he feels casual players will have to be a bit more honest, but there are things like V-Triggers and V-Skills to help them out.

"Regardless of that, I think Street Fighter 5 will do really well depending on which characters they put in the game," he said.

Bradley felt the title feels very good so far, though.

"I think it's an awesome game, and they're going in the right direction, but we're still almost a year away from it coming out, and they're going to do a lot of tweaks and stuff. It's good to get my hands on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of things changed by then," said Bradley.

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Cammy in Street Fighter 5

K-Brad is often regarded as one of the best Cammy players around, and so I wanted his thoughts on the character so far in her latest incarnation.

"I think Cammy is a little too broken in this game, watching EG|PR Balrog play, he uses V-Trigger and Spiral Arrow a lot. It does chip damage and it's safe, as long as you're not in the corner.

"Just to keep doing that over and over again is a little too strong, and her damage output is pretty crazy also, so I definitely expect her to be a little bit nerfed," he noted.

K-Brad blow ups

I asked Bradley about his infamous blow up on Capcom Pro Talk where he spoke about the 5 most overrated players in Ultra Street Fighter 4, and if there was any fallout from that, or if it was something he planned on doing in the future.

"I just like to bring excitement and drama to the scene," said Bradley. People thought he hated Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis, but he said Lewis is a really cool guy, and they hang out and have dinner together.

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"I just like to make it a little bit more hype, I feel like it's too friendly with the hugs after matches," said Bradley.

"I'll continue to call people out and do these things. As long as Evil Geniuses doesn't step in and say 'Hey, you need to relax,' then I think I do it pretty well, so I'm going to keep doing it."

You can follow K-Brad on Twitter.

Photo of Kenneth Bradley by Jason24cf.

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