I have to be straight I didn't believe this was a real thing when I first clicked that link. That is... something for sure. Not a fan at all though even if the style looks fun but the character design is just, ugly.
Honestly I think its kind of funny. Whether or not it fits, I'm not so sure on. Like Street Fighter is not a stranger to weird looking characters. Blanka, Twelve, Hakan, etc. But at this point I don't think we've had one that is just so inhuman looking by default.
Dude is freakin' huge lol! I think he looks okay-ish but the worst outta the S2 roster(though Liono Akuma is pretty ehh too) but I'm actually loving his move set since it looks fun to play. Much more hyped to see Menat and Zeku.
I think my gripe is how broken huge characters like this look and feel in fighting games. I hate Aganos in Killer Instinct (mainly) for that reason. I also saw someone cite another in that block character from TvC. I just don't get it, I don't under why they made this decision. There is no reason for him not to be Zangief size.
Abigail isn't hated at all, just no one was clamoring for him and its about shit happening outside of the reveal. It makes capcom's decision to make S2 all new characters look REAL iffy when literally your competitors are delivering characters that people want and have a history with. How the fuck does Abigail look next to Jubei or Geese? Jubei would have been the biggest announcement of the day because of the near decade wait for him to be playable if not for Bamco one-upping them with Geese Fucking Howard of all people.
I think he looks like a ton of fun to play and really stands out compared to any other heavy character in sf. If I had a complaint it would be why make this Abagail when he barely looks like Abagail from FF? Should have just made him a brand new character.
Anything that slightly deviates from the norm gets hate from the general community. People will slobber for generic trash like Laura, but actively shit on anything that comes across as different. It's either cool broody guys or hot girls to them, anything else can GTFO.