Street Fighter 5's battle director says meter gain has been reduced significantly in Season 2, meterless invincible moves worse

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • December 9, 2016 at 8:04 a.m. PST | Comments: 133

Michael "Bizarro_Mike" Martin of Yahoo Esports got an interview with Ryuichi "Woshige" Shigeno, a battle director of Street Fighter 5. The topic of discussion? Street Fighter 5.

One of the questions that Bizarro_Mike asked through BaroqueObama as the translator was "Are you able to talk about any specific changes that you wanted to make [for Street Fighter Season 2]."

Ryuichi responded with "Either the [invincible] move starts later in the move or they only have partial invincibilities, for example to throws or projectiles. I think reducing that invincibility or taking it away makes the gameplay a little more honest and a little more fun."

This coincides with the few notes from Capcom in which direction they are taking Season 2. The way that Ruichi appears to word it though seems to indicate that the nerf will be applied to meterless invincible moves in all situations, and not just while waking up.
"On top of that, meter gain has been reduced significantly which makes it harder for people to exploit EX moves and Critical Arts." This was information that was not mentioned in Capcom's blog last week.

"I think most players will be happy with the changes. The only thing that I think might disappoint people is that the changes might not be what they think they are. I think as long as people embrace the new game system, they will come to enjoy the game quite a bit more than before."

Source: Yahoo Esports YouTube channel.

Translations by BaroqueObama.
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