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The Very Reason Shotos Struggle with Consistency
I. Ryu's Origins The Shotos have greatly impacted the Smash Bros franchise since the release of Smash 4. Ryu's DLC release made waves as he offered more than meets the eye. From the introduction of motion inputs to his insane combo game, Ryu's translation from his original game was nothing short of amazing. Playing the Street Fighter character, something definitely felt different. He wasn't able to press buttons like the other fighters and overall played an entirely different game. Players would soon learn the character would benefit from a footsies, bait and punish kind of gameplan. A. Ryu's Strengths - Walking for smooth micro spacing - Spaced attack options for maximum safety & benefits - Understanding his main win condition being the Shoryuken What made Ryu so powerful was the inclusion of his tools and how they were designed. B. Ryu's Most Powerful Tools - Ryu's light uptilt generated a considerable amount of hitstun that would allow him to confirm into a series of attacks, but more importantly, his Shoryuken - Ryu's Up air had one of the most abysmal hitboxes the game has ever seen. Good for juggling and comboing into itself - Focus Attack, which would tank almost
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