In all the years that I’ve been playing through the SFIV series, I can’t count how many times discussions on “who the strongest character has been thus far” have come up among players both old and new. Seeing of how there was no actual way to measure whether Vanilla SFIV Sagat was stronger than AE Yun, players would engage in long theoretical discussions with no way to figure out who was right. Well, time to change that in Ultra SFIV!
That’s right! With Edition Select, players can now pick between the Vanilla SFIV, Super SFIV, Super SFIV AE, Super SFIV AE ver. 2012 and Ultra SFIV versions of their favorite character and create matches could only take place in our dreams. Just thinking about Daigo using SFIV Ryu vs. Justin Wong using SSFIV Rufus is getting me pretty hype.
Besides seeing matches that were never before possible, I’m also extremely excited to see what players with present day knowledge will be able to find out with the older versions of the characters. I can only imagine how many times players have thought, “if I could go back in time with the knowledge I have now, I would do so much damage.” Until a time machine is invented, this will have to suffice.
So rejoice fellow warriors, it’s finally time to put the question of “who’s the strongest character” to rest.