Ultra Street Fighter IV as Mental Chess

Stuff like this is definitely one of the reasons I play, watch, and love fighting games. The Capcom Cup was some of the most intense competition I’ve ever watched—and a fitting farewell to Street Fighter IV is its sequel releases next year—but this match in particular was so amazing.

(I’ll probably have more to say about Capcom Cup in another post.)

To see the match those above tweets refer to, here you go. One of the better matches, just because the two players in it are two of the best in the world.

Alex Myers on 1.04 Sakura

Alex Myers says that the main change he’d make to Sakura would be to have her do “slightly less damage in order to give her a better fireball/zoning game.”

I’d argue that a Sakura with a strong zoning game who does less damage is just Ryu with a better tatsu. :) Part of the reason I play Sakura is that I’m not by nature a rushdown player and she forces me to be more versatile.

That said, the changes in Ultra 1.04 are great for Sakura. Not having the EX tatsu (the standard combo opener because it’s safe on block) fly over heads is huge.