Ha! Knew it was Lucy before I even clicked. 😁 Those eyes are unmistakable. ^^ The hair helps, too...
Ok, I may be a tad too obsessed with Lucy...
Alot more so now than in previous titles. Ryu had enough moments where he was actually stronger than Ken since the effectiveness of his tools were more than enough to compensate, like how fireballs in the past were harder to defend. SF5 is generally not a game that favors the honest character, especially as more characters were added and invincible reversals are relegated to EX moves after season 1.
Anyways, I shall chat there... once the thing works, that is.
He's not the worst, especially the current season where they gave him some of the most significant improvements since the stupid downgrade in season 2. Juri fans, Vega fans, and Nash fans are the ones suffering the most. Ryu, however, is still not viable enough considering the good characters still have more ways to mess someone up, while Ryu remains a tad too 'honest' in his game.
Ryu also sucks in the game, and he's the poster boy for the series. But, yeah, I decided to just get it over with before moving on.
I don't really know. I personally think his moveset is the bigger issue with the removal of his green hand than his costume. I do like his 'Macho Man' outfit, and I like that they gave him a super kick. :)
I have far more ideas for Ryu and Chun Li in comparison... though Chun Li already has 89273515 costumes in SF5.