With a relatively small roster, a lack of some classic game modes, and a slow pace, Street Fighter V it managed to earn the hatred of thousands of gamers during its first days on the market. If you thought discontent was exclusive to casual gamers, think again. We say this because the pro players also attacked the initial state of the Capcom title.
Daigo Umehara, possibly one of the best players in Street Fighter in the story, he was one of the people who considered that the fifth installment did not meet expectations. Surprisingly, he did not keep his thoughts to himself and spoke his mind without mincing words to Yoshinori Ono, former producer of the franchise.
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Daigo Umehara: It was really boring
During a recent live broadcast, the professional player recalled the announcement of Street Fighter V and the first time he had the opportunity to play it. When a viewer brought up that the game received a lot of criticism early on for its slow pace, the pro player acknowledged that he felt the same way and expressed his concerns to the Capcom employee.
“Yes, I said that to Ono-San. I said ‘Excuse me, but this game is really boring.’ I’m not kidding. I told him that this game was really boring. At first, I thought it was really bad,” said Daigo Umehara.
The Japanese player, who rose to fame by starring in one of the most legendary moments in esports history, confesses that he doesn’t remember exactly what Yoshinori Ono’s reaction was to his comments, but he thinks it was something along the lines of “Oh, really?”.
Certainly thousands of people agreed with Daigo Umehara. Fortunately, the months passed and, with the release of multiple DLC characters and other news, Street Fighter V managed to replenish the way and now enjoys great acceptance among casual and professional gamers.
We remind you that Street Fighter V will no longer receive new characters, with Luke being the latest to join the ranks of playable fighters. Fortunately, everything seems to indicate that a new installment could be announced this year.
But tell us, did you play this title at its launch? Do you think it was bad? Let us read you in the comments.
Street Fighter V is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. Follow this link for the latest news on this popular fighting game.
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