Saying SSFIV's Projectile Characters Are Nerfed, Daigo Breaks Up With Ryu

Pick your favourite Street Fighter competition moment - like this - and most likely it stars Daigo Umehara, as Ryu. That's coming to an end, the world champ said, after getting a look at Super Street Fighter IV's arcade edition.

"It's over for projectile characters," Daigo said, with a laugh, in remarks to Famitsu (translated by Shoryuken). All non-projectile characters have been buffed in the arcade edition, Daigo reports. Only Deejay got a buff among fireballers. "Sagat has gotten better, but Ryu, Akuma, Guile, Dhalsim, and I suppose Chun, they've all gotten nerfed., And grapplers have also gotten buffed."

"But I plan to use Yun so it's not a big deal for me," says Daigo.

So, get ready to see a lot of Yun when that character comes to the console version.

Eoneo Translates Diago's First Full Impressions Of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition - Yun Is His Main Character [Shoryuken, thanks Adam]


    what does actually mean?
    nerfed? buffed?

      Please refer your question to the website below:

      Nerfed as in they are like using a nerf bat. Doesn't really hurt anyone. Meaning they've gotten weaker in the latest update.

      Buffed, as in they're buff now, meaning they've gotten stronger in the latest update.

    Who ever is designing these games is ruining street fighter entirely. These characters all feel like shotos because Capcom is trying to balance everything, instead of making characters true to form. Characters like Ryu, Sagat, and Akuma are not balanced; and if going by the story line they're naturally stronger than other characters. Plus they been whipping butt since Sega Genesis. They best ideas and creativity should be put into them first. Not the new or recent characters. Capcom stop nerfing and let characters play exactly how they should play. If Ryu trains and Sagat train all the time,( and been training since Street Fighters release) lol. Why are they getting nerfed so they can fit in with the rest of the bums on the character roster?

    JMERICAN that is ridiculous and you obviously have no idea what you're talking about.

    What would be the point of having a few characters more powerful than others? Then you'd have everyone picking from the same small group leaving others disadvantaged, it would ruin all competitive aspects of the game.

    Tournaments would be come a series of fights between Ryu, Akuma and Sagat as opposed to the diverse and interesting affair they are currently.

    Why would you want a game where three characters are more powerful than everyone else? What's the point of having other characters then if they're just destined to fail or be weak?

    Having a diverse array of characters with different abilities, play styles and strategies keeps the game interesting, and having all these characters balanced keeps the game together.

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