Whoever told Capcom and CyberConnect2 that adding Ryu as a DLC fighting character to the newly released action game Asura's Wrath should be fired. First off, have you even seen Asura fight? In the demo, the dude DEFEATED a god that basically was half the size of the earth. Asura used all his might to push the god’s fingers from space. GOT THAT? FROM S…P…A…C…E! So how in the heck can Ryu, who isn’t even close to the power of Goku, defeat Asura in a straight fight? Not even Akuma has anything on Asura.
Therefore, this isn’t a fight amongst equals.
Secondly, haven’t we all learned our lesson from Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV and other Street Fighters that has multiplayer matches online that players almost ALWAYS CHOOSE RYU? We are sick of seeing Ryu. Get another character for crying out loud. Heck, if sticking to Capcom-only fighters even choosing Akuma would have been o.k since Akuma has more of a rage than Ryu. Now I know DLC is optional but this is a waste of time and money. They are praying on the Ryu fans to pick this game up and make a not-so-deserved killing off it.
The Rundown of Other Games with Random Character Universes
The hot trend started with Soul Caliber IV. Depending on which system you brought SCIV on, you were either getting Yoda or Darth Vader as an added bonus character. Later, you were able to download the one you were missing via DLC. Now I heard this wasn’t knew to Soul Caliber series but it was knew for me as I never played a SC game before IV. It was knew and rather cool because I am a Star Wars fan.
The next few and upcoming games include Mortal Kombat 9 with Freddy Kruger from the movies Nightmare on Elm Street and Kratos from God of War series (he also appeared in Soul Caliber: Broken Destiny), Ryu from Street Fighter in the now-cancelled MegaMan Universe, and Street Fighter X Tekken with Cole MacGrath from Infamous series, Pac-man (Namco) and MegaMan (understandable since he’s from Capcom).
These character are fun to play with but I’d have to put my foot down for Ryu in yet another fighting game other than some new Street Fighter. Capcom can do better. Much better and they never give love to Jubilee from X-Men in their Marvel vs Capcom games.