SFIV Players, which character is your main? (POLL)

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#1 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -

Please choose the character you use the most, or if you don't use one more than any others, pick the one you think you are best with. This poll uses the American names, not the Japanese ones.

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#3 Posted by Agnogenic_delete (1044 posts) -

Ryu at the moment. He was the easiest to pick up and play so I stuck with him.

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#4 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -

I started with Ryu as well, but now I play Gouken exclusively. Ryu is easy to learn the basics with because his moves are few and simple, but he definitely viable at higher levels as well. There is no reason you can't stick with him unless you get bored or another character catches your interest.

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#5 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -

Gouken. I wouldn't consider myself that good with him, being new and all, so I'm still trying to learn him properly, though I love his directional fireballs and his counters.

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#6 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3593 posts) -

Started with Sagat, experimented with Fei Long/Cammy/Balrog/Akuma, ended with Sagat.

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#7 Edited by Dovey (190 posts) -

Im a Dan man


Edit: It will also be interesting to see if anyone declares themselves Ken players... Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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#8 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -
Tylea002 said:
Gouken. I wouldn't consider myself that good with him, being new and all, so I'm still trying to learn him ... [more]
Start countering ultras and supers, you'll love Gouken even more.
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#9 Edited by Agnogenic_delete (1044 posts) -
Dovey said:
Im a Dan manEdit: It will also be interesting to see if anyone declares themselves Ken players... Not that there ... [more]
Didn't Jeff say E. Honda and Ken were his favorites?
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#10 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -
MB said:
Tylea002 said: Gouken. I wouldn't consider myself that good with him, being new and all, so I'm still trying to ... [more]
You can counter ultras?

I'm off to learn that right now. That sounds epic.
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#11 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -
@Tylea002: Gouken can't counter ultras or supers that are grabs or have armor-breaking properties.
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#12 Posted by Dovey (190 posts) -
@Agnogenic:

I thought he was an E-Honda and Dan man.  I would love to master E-Honda, guys who know how to play him snap me most of the time.
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#13 Posted by Tylea002 (2382 posts) -
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@Tylea002: Gouken can't counter ultras or supers that are grabs or have armor-breaking properties.
Ahh, I shall keep that in mind. Cheers for the advice.
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#14 Posted by Ossi (1285 posts) -

I main Cammy.

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#15 Posted by pause422 (6311 posts) -

I main Akuma. I still play Cammy/Gouken/Fei-Long on the side though, but Akuma is my main guy.

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#16 Posted by FlappyHands (2983 posts) -

Ken, but my Zangief isn't too bad either. He's my backup.

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#17 Posted by StaticFalconar (4919 posts) -

Rog army FTW, though I go across the map and pick Honda and other characters too.

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#18 Posted by Gambit (783 posts) -

started off using cammy but have switched to ryu and will probley stay with him.

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#19 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -
Meltbrain said:
Ken, but my Zangief isn't too bad either. He's my backup.
Sorry dude I couldn't resist.. =P


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#20 Posted by Atlas (2575 posts) -

The only character I've ever won online playing as is Fei-Long. No idea why, but I guess he's my guy.

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#21 Posted by FlappyHands (2983 posts) -
MB said:
Meltbrain said: Ken, but my Zangief isn't too bad either. He's my backup. Sorry dude I couldn't resist.. =P [more]
Lol, yup. I've seen a few of those, they're all great. It's true that a lot of new players use Ken, but that doesn't bother me, really.
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#22 Posted by Mike (17087 posts) -

No worries, I think the hardest I ever got my ass kicked was by a Ken. It was brutal.

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#23 Posted by slinky6 (567 posts) -

in ranked and championship I exclusively play M. Bison.   I'll play as anyone in player matches.

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#24 Posted by Dovey (190 posts) -
@MB:

Spot on.
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#25 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

Sakura.

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#26 Posted by JacobBrodersen (376 posts) -

Used to play Ryu, now I play Crimson Viper :)

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#27 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

Blanka all the way. That guy rocks, though I do find his supers and ultras a little hard to pull off effectively.

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#28 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

Ken, Chun Li, Sakura, and Akuma

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#29 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (894 posts) -

Ranked stuff: M Bison
Player Matches: Random is my main

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#30 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1181 posts) -

I main Rufus but really love using Gen also. But seeing as i can pick only one i went with Rufus.

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#31 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

VEGA!

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#32 Posted by BrickRoad (721 posts) -

When I was playing it online I was M.Bison all the way. Blue Bison, just to mix it up.

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#33 Posted by ParanoidFreak (1485 posts) -

I use Cammy, Sagat and Ryu. I use Ryu the most usually.

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#34 Posted by squirtle_squad (257 posts) -

Blanka, Rog, then ken, Dan, or seth.
ive tried so hard with sakura but nope cant do it.

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#35 Posted by Sabata (829 posts) -

Trying to main El Fuerte and failing miserably.

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#36 Posted by CrazySunshine (38 posts) -

El Fuerte is really fun but I wouldn't be able to main him cause I lose so damn much with him. I did manage to win a G2 tourney with him but not much else.
I usually pick Abel though.


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#37 Posted by kmdrkul (3498 posts) -

Originally main El Fuerte though lately have been using Rufus, Vega, C. Viper(FAIL), and Sim.

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#38 Posted by TheKidNixon (1619 posts) -

C. Viper. I kinda decided I wanted to learn how to play with the new characters, and while I never got the handle of El Fuerte and Rufus, I really enjoyed Abel and quickly fell in love with Viper. I just really appreciate the different levels that her attacks can take, and how I can cross-up depending on which variant of her specials I use. Plus, I got a soft spot for chicks in suits.

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#39 Edited by JJOR64 (19665 posts) -

Blanka is my main.

EDIT: Damn, there is a lot of Cammy players here on GB.

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#40 Posted by VitaminWaterYum (484 posts) -

Still rockin El Fuerte.

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#41 Edited by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

to all the cammy's out there, and who have answered this poll. and is the current leader...

SHENANIGANS! i only see a bunch of Kens when i go online!

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#42 Posted by TheKidNixon (1619 posts) -
YetiAntics said:
to all the cammy's out there, and who have answered this poll. and is the current leader...SHENANIGANS! i only see ... [more]
Well keep in mind, this is the GB community.

If this was the entirety of XBox Live, I suspect the Ken percentage would be like 33%. If not higher.
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#43 Edited by Scooper (7920 posts) -

I used to play as Sakura alot, her moves are badass. I ended up with Sagat, he's really fun to play as for me and simple too because all this special moves are towards the enemy. When I want to mix it up a bit I'll play as Cammy or Bison, though.

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#44 Posted by REDRUN (1475 posts) -

Cammy, E. Honda, Blanka... C. Viper is still being a brat.

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#45 Posted by Otacon (2282 posts) -

A Ryu guy all the way.

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#46 Posted by Cynical_M (387 posts) -

I pretty much only use Abel.

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#47 Posted by jakob187 (22822 posts) -

I main Cammy, which is weird, because I avoided her like the Plague back in the SFII days.  I always used Dhalsim and Blanka back then, as they were difficult to master...but it would make a man cry if you stomped their asses with them.


Coming into SFIV, however, I'm not satisfied at all with the way Dhalsim plays.  He still has the correct "speed", so to speak (read: fucking slow as molasses), but for some reason, it's more...floaty...in SFIV.  I hate that.  As for Blanka, I'm just not happy with how they've worked his charge moves.  =  /

Cammy, on the other hand, was like a breath of fresh air for me.  She has such a small arsenal of moves, so it's fun to try and make the most out of it.

I'd REALLY like to get good with Gen, though.  I never see ANY Gens online, and it would just seem like an "oh shit, what the fuck do I do" kind of moment when a Gen finally shows up online!  lol
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#48 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1502 posts) -

M.Bison has always been my guy. Although I have only played Sf4 in a shop.

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#49 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1181 posts) -
jakob187 said:
I main Cammy, which is weird, because I avoided her like the Plague back in the SFII days. I always ... [more]

Well if your looking to fight a Gen I think mine would give you a hard time.
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#50 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy:  I want to fight your Gen!!!!!!!!!

Actualy, no. I don't. I'm scared of anyone who even says they're a decent Gen.

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