- Dec 29, 2021
- United States
Interesting? I'm inclined to agree with u/Brawlman instinct here- she is tricky.Haven't got it yet, but I hear Chun-Li's not so good in this game.
So what I decided to do, in wanting to try out all the characters, is to let World Tour guide me. It's gonna go like this:
I play some World Tour until I encounter a character. Then I go to Fighting Ground and learn about them, try them out. Complete their arcade mode for their "story" and some practice. Do some matches, try some combos or whatever.
So I went back and did Luke's arcade (his "story" is that he likes to fight, lol, this game is so stupid), then Chun Li's and spent some time with her in matches. Lost my Bronze rank with her because yes, I absolutely suck with her.
But... she's so cool. She was actually my first favorite character back in the SF2 days. And so far the most changed in how they operate. In SF2, the heel kick was sort of its own special move, and in order to do the many super fast kicks move you would just keep smashing the button. Here it's like a fireball move, and I'm guessing they did that so that you can add the overdrives and have it come out of a cancel or combo or whatever.
What makes Chun Li tricky is she also has this move where she sort of sits down and that gives you like 3 MORE moves that can be really useful, like a sliding thing and kick up into the air, which can really confuse an opponent. Also, she has these jump kicks that can end up on the other side of you.
The spinning bird kick only really looks effective as part of a combo though and her fireball is kinda shit but I remember it being that way in previous games too, like they felt sorry for her and gave her a projectile.
My impression is that Chun Lik is a combo-heavy fighter. The few rounds I won involved me stringing together those super fast kicks after light attacks and it feels amazing to execute and looks awesome.
She may not end up being as popular a choice for people who want to main "hot chick that kicks a lot" with Juri and Cammy in the roster as well.
Keep in mind I will abstain from any opinion about characters being bad or good because I will chalk up poor performance to my own incompetence.
It looks like the next stop on my World Tour will be Marissa and I look forward to trying out a big bruiser/grappling.