I hear you. I'm as huge a Smash fan as anyone, but the infantile Smash fanbase will forever mystify me. The sheer ignorance/stupidity of some of the things said in this thread about Ryu and "deservedness" and "relevance" and whatever else is genuinely concerning.
I wonder if Roy is still just a Marth clone. The game will just have 3 Marths so I hope not. Ryu is pretty amazing. But I'm sad that 3/4 DLC characters so far are just old vets.
Day 1 selling my soul for a Ryu amiibo.
Ryu is far more relevant than mega man, and arguably more so than Sonic as well. I don't think you understand how significant and impactfull SFII was. It created a genre and defined an entire generation. MM is just a platformer in an era that was saturated with platformers.
Huh? No need to throw those other characters under the bus to elevate Ryu. Literally all those characters were hugely popular and influential in their heyday (Mega Man more so in the NES days, Ryu and Sonic in the SNES/Genesis days). Do you even know/remember what most platformers looked like before Mega Man showed up in 86?
I realise that - hell, I liked him in Melee, I played Roy to my little brother's Marth (tried to give him an advantage to even things up) but a newcomer would generate way more hype and be time better spent imo.
I wan tto know how his focus attack will work in here compared to SF4. Can he charge it up, run around, then let it rip? Or can he charge, and it releases after a certain point but can only absorb a hit? Will it absorb multi hits? Does it crumple?