That might’ve been one complaint, but certainly not the only one or the main one. Lots of the complaints I saw were from people saying he felt incomplete because he had so few options as it pertained to moves and combos (particularly openers and linkers).
No offense OP, as you’re absolutely, 100% entitled to your opinion, but I personally couldn’t disagree more with a lot of your post.
I mean, it’s all a matter of preference here, so I’m not saying you’re wrong by any means. We just have different taste.
I personally find some of the season one characters to be rather bland in comparison to my favorite characters, which tend to be the ones with more moves and options like Gargos, Mira, Eyedol, Kan Ra, Shago and Cinder.
If anything, I’d love it if they added a bit more to Jago, Wulf, Glacius, Thunder, Raam and perhaps Hisako and Sadira as well. Not saying any of them need buffs. They don’t. But more moves, more toys, more stuff to play with to further entrench their identity and what they’re trying to do would be great.
I know that some tend to have a more utilitarian view of characters move sets and thinking that they should have only what they absolutely need and nothing more and that’s a perfectly valid opinion. Maybe you prefer simplicity or maybe you just see too much stuff as a kitchen sink approach or a less defined archetype or what have you. Again, no problems here.
I just prefer more. I would love to see Human Sabrewulf as one of those alternate versions of characters simply because I’d love to see what IG could do with a Wulf that they build from the ground up. Current Wulf was really fun for a while, but I got bored of him rather quickly. I don’t really even like watching high level players use him because he’s just not compelling to watch IMO.
So yeah, if any devs are reading this thread, put me down for more characters with expansive move lists that fit the character and their theme. I’d also love to see earlier character’s move lists expanded further to flesh out who they are and what they do even more.
Pretty much this. I love watching two people use the same character in completely different ways and I think that has improved as the character designs have become deeper and more complex. I honestly think that going back to S1 designs would be a step back at this point.