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'I would've preferred a new offensive mechanic instead of a defensive one' — Nemo gives his impressions of Street Fighter 5's new V-Shift mechanic

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 20, 2021 at 2:21 p.m. PST • Comments: 36

Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's meta is mostly known for being more offensively-oriented compared to previous Street Fighter entries. Seemingly in response to this, Capcom is adding the V-Shift, a new defensive mechanic, to Street Fighter 5 on February 22.

Liquid|Nemo recently released a video that details his impressions of the upcoming V-Shift mechanic. At one point, he states that he would've preferred another offensive mechanic instead of a defensive one.

"We'll have to see how it actually works out, but I would have preferred they added a new offensive mechanic instead of a defensive mechanic," said Nemo.

Nemo speculates that the V-Shift mechanic will be fully invincible against attacks, throws and projectiles starting on the first frame. He also suspects that this mechanic could make it difficult for casual players to mount an offense while this mechanic exists.

Going forward, it seems that players will have to be careful about cancelling normals into specials as it can lead to them being punished by the V-Shift mechanic.

If you're not a Japanese speaker, then it's recommended that you turn closed captions on in the video below for English subtitles.

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