There's no excuse for Ryu being this bad, and Velociraptor talks through his midlife character crisis in Street Fighter 5 - EventHubs Podcast

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • September 6, 2018 at 12:17 p.m. PDT | Comments: 67

Ryu went from being one of the best characters in the first season of Street Fighter 5, to one of the absolute worst over the next releases.

In today's episode of the EventHubs Podcast, John "Velociraptor" Guerrero and I explain why this is such a bad thing for the franchise, and the significant impact Ryu has on the overall game, and it's perception among fans.

We also get into what game we think NetherRealm Studios is working on next (hint: it's likely a fighter and Mortal Kombat 11), plus what SNK's upcoming announcement may have in store for the FGC.

Then we discuss Peter "Combofiend" Rosas' return to the competitive scene with Cody, along with the recent data mining leaks from X-Kira.

We round out the news with thoughts on the funny brackets in the Final Fighters China tournament, and what could be done to prevent things like that happening in the future, along with the community's most hated prospective characters for Season 4 of SF5.

Lastly, we cover John's midlife character crisis and why he should drop Necalli, and how there's no debate or argument he could make — under any circumstances — that he shouldn't immediately pick up Sagat and main The King from here until the end of time. This is the EventHubs Podcast.

Timestamps:
00:48 - NetherRealm Studios' next big thing?
04:55 - SNK's next big thing?
13:18 - Combofiend is back on the sticks!
17:34 - Data miner X-Kira discovers possible major changes to SF5
26:28 - Big bracket trouble in China
32:31 - Characters no one wants in SF5
37:40 - Ryu sucks and it's not funny anymore
47:44 - Raptor's midlife (SF5) crisis
1:06:25 - Mailbag

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