one thing i always thought about was… since ryu is in every sf right? what makes ryu = ryu? every game is different but the appearance of ryu in a game is constant… what characteristics r constant that make each character who they r from game to game?
i wouldnt go so far as to say remy is similar to guile as yang is to fei long… that kinda detracts and takes away from a character. also some ppl find it an insult if u think of them as replacements. i rather see them as completely seperate from past characters.
Dhalsim and Necro are way different. Necro players almost never use his long-range limbs, he’s played as an up-close rush-down character. The only thing the two characters have in common in how they’re actually played is their air raids, but again Necro uses his for more up-close action than Dhalsim usually does. I don’t know if that’s how Capcom expected Necro to be played, they might have intended him to be used like Dhalsim, but his rush-down game is much more effective than his distance game.
Very nice on T. Hawk / Alex comparison. The Cammy one is a little iffy but still i know where your coming from. More Elena than Ibuki because all of her special moves are foot/feet related. Thier SRK + Kick move is very similar too.
I’m confused. I know Mike Bison as the boxer, Balrog as the guy with the mask and claws, and Vega as the boss of SF2 (I mean com’n. Even the name Vega SOUNDS evil). I always get confused when people still talk about them the old way that was made for America where they switched around the names. Balrog makes sense because he rolls around like a Ball…rog.
I usually stick to the American names because well…that’s what I’ve played on my whole life.
Vega = Claw
Balrog = Boxer
M. Bison = Dictator
Vega = Dictator
Balrog = Claw
M. Bison = Boxer
The reason this was switched around in the american version is so that Capcom can avoid legal issues with the boxer, Mike Tyson. Capcom thought that, M Bison (Boxer character in Japan) and M.Tyson (Real boxer in America) were too closely related in regards to thier names and looks. To avoid this Capcom pulled the ol’ switch a roo. Some people wonder why Sagat’a name never changed. Thats simple, he was already in SFI as the end boss, so they couldn’t change his name in II. Capcom also messed with Ken’s name too. Notice that not many other characters have last names unless you research them. Ken’s last name is clearly stated in the games to avoid a legal confilict with Matel. Capcom again felt that thier Ken and Barbie’s Ken were too closley realted and wanted to avoid contraversy so they gave Ken his last name, Masters. Capcom was just trying to avoid legal issues.
I’d say about 1/2 the people use American names and 1/2 use the Japanese names, depending on which games they’ve played longer. I think CvS2 players use the Japanese names more where as SFII players would use the American names. For my refrences I used American names.
One thing I like about SFII -> SFIII is that they actually put an effort to show that Ryu is improving his game over the years. He’s learned how to do shin-shoryuken, dejinn, etc. Its a nice little detail.
Alex = Hulk Hogan, Hugo = Andre. Fight them together, what do you get? The staredown from Wrestlemania III.