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Reader Discussion: Who Is Your Favorite Street Fighter Character?

by Brian Shea on Feb 15, 2016 at 01:25 PM

Street Fighter V launches tomorrow, and while we're all thinking about the legendary fighting game franchise, let's look at the stars of the series: the characters. With so many diverse characters from all around the globe making up the various rosters of the long-running series, there are plenty of worthy fighters to choose from.

I've always been partial to the Shoto characters like Ryu and Ken. Through Street Fighter IV, Ryu was my main thanks to his basic, yet effective moveset. For Street Fighter V, I've moved on from the face of the franchise to grow my skills with other fighters that work into my aggressive playstyle a bit more. I also loved the mystery that surrounded Akuma when he was first introduced late in the Street Fighter II cycle. Outside of the Shoto characters, I like Guile, Vega, Sagat, and Street Fighter V newcomer Rashid.

Who are you a fan of in the Street Fighter series? Do you like the classic combatants like Chun-Li and Guile? Or do the new characters introduced in each entry excite you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

If you're a fan of the characters of Street Fighter, you can learn about the designs of the entire Street Fighter V cast through our extensive feature. To learn what we think of Street Fighter V, you can read our impressions while we wait to test the launch servers for our full review.