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[QUOTE] This is an issue of scale or what could be. We have a character slot taken by Evil Ryu. That could've been someone else. Can you really say that's as good as having a non-derivative character? Even if most of the shoto characters don't play the same, having a large collection of characters with the same named moves is less interesting than having someone wildly different. I understand that "too many shotos!" is an overreaction, but there still is a point of contention. Ryu and Ken may be reasonably different, but if there were only 2 characters, wouldn't it be better to have Ryu and Zangief? Of course, the scale is completely different, but the complaint still stands on a small level. On the other hand, one could say "it would still be better to have Ken because he's more popular than Zangief", which leaves us at the real problem...it isn't that there are too many shotos, but that there are too many shotos when there could be whatever our favorite not-included character is. When people were saying "6 new characters" I don't think "more Ryu and Gouki" was on the top of anyone's list. [/QUOTE] Now I agree with you but playing as devil's advocate, as you know the appeal of shotos to Capcom is that they can be much easier to churn out than other different characters, back in the 2D days and I think even now. The models and animations are very similar in each of the shotos with only slight variation. Heck, Evil Ryu just looks like one of Ryu's alt. costumes. You could have 6 more shotos, or maybe 2 more real diverse characters. My argument for the players might not be strong (that is IF you consider my lame Capcom argument as strong), the shotos' surface level of similarities in their moves and normals mean that players are more comfortable trying them out. A scrubby Ken player would probably feel more comfortable and familiar when trying out Evil Ryu for the first time then say Q. And with these people they don't want to experiment or enjoy the game, they just want to win and get achievements and trash talk and whatnot.
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