CAPCOM admits Sagat and Seth are overpowered.
July 14, 2009 at 5:16 am by urloc
Ever played Street Fighter IV? if so, you´ll probably know that Seth and Sagat are damm difficult to defeat. Seth’s set of moves is awesome, while Sagat’s HK to Ultra is just brutal. According to the oppinion of most fans of the world famous series of games, both characters are overpowered. I have spent quite a few hours of my own life playing this game in VS mode and I must admit I have been beaten by some very little skilled players while they were using Sagat or Seth. When we played, the phrase “No Sagat nor Seth please, let’s have a good fight” was too usual.
Now all our suspects are confirmed as Ryota Niitsuma, CAPCOM’s assistant producer of Street Fighter IV, speaking to Videogamer.com has said that the above mentioned characters “might have turned out a little bit stronger than we expected”.
Niitsuma added, “A good player of another character can always beat a good Sagat player or a good Seth player,” he said. “I don’t think it’s too out of proportion, but we do acknowledge that they turned out a bit more powerful than we expected.”
There are some players who backup Niitsuma’s words like Poongko the Korean National Champion using Ryu, Iyo the Japanese National Champion using Dhalsim, and legendary Street Fighter Daigo Umehara who uses Ryu, none of them picks Sagat or Seth in their matches.
However, at the official Street Fighter IV European Championship in London, UK pro Ryan Hart won Frenchman Alioune Camara in the grand final. Both players picked Sagat.
So, from now on if your ass gets kicked by someone using Seth or Sagat you have a good excuse. Of course you can keep using the classical “This ******* gamepad is not working” or “Come on, I hit you first!”
What do you guys think about this? Are those characters overpowered or as Niitsuma said, you can beat a good player using Sagat if you´re good enough?