'I don't think Honda is weak at all' - Daigo explores Street Fighter 5 Honda for the first time and shares his reactions

Here's how one of the greatest picks apart a new character

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 8, 2019 at 3:59 p.m. PDT

We've got a new video from FGC Translated that gives us a glimpse into the way CYG|Daigo Umehara explores brand new characters.

The Beast tackles the all-new E. Honda in Street Fighter 5, and goes through a handful (ha) of basics as he forms his first impressions. He specifically looks at the characters' movement options, V-Skill, headbutts, butt splash, anti-airs, and his V-Trigger 2.

Upon discovering that the sumo wrestler has a hit of armor on his EX headbutt attack, Daigo is immediately impressed. After a few moments of toying around with the move he realizes it's not quite as strong as his first reaction led him to feel, especially because it can't go through multi-hit projectiles like Rashid's EX whirlwind.

The Beast is arguably more impressed with EX butt splash, which has utility both in and out of combos, is +5 on block, and leads to a dash-up oki situation on hit. "I should spend all of my meter on this move," he half-jokes.

Check out Daigo's 10-minute exploration via the embed below. It seems as though he sees some potential in Honda, though apparently not enough to switch away from his main character, Guile.

If you've played a good bit of the final World Warrior to join SF5 then we'd love to hear what you think of him in the comments. What are his strongest tools and biggest weaknesses, and do you think he will he be able to go toe to toe with top tiers in tournament?

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