Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Series

a.k.a. Super Street Fighter IV
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Nintendo 3DS Version
(9 / 10) Hilarious and powerful? My kinda guy!
by Jimmy Piranha on 5/26/2011 12:00:00 AM

Hakan easily falls into my "favourite fighters" list and for good reason. He's a fairly friendly guy (although maybe a bit too single-minded about oil) and he's got power. Hakan's Oil techniques are both funny and effective; his Oil Slide, well timed, can allow him to slide under projectiles and catch foes of guard. His Oil Rocket is funny to watch and functions as a second grab. Similarly he has another oil move where he jumps at the opponent and goes sliding along the ground. A skilled player can rack up several Perfects in a row using these techniques (of course, with plenty of Oil)
I have two major faults though, his Super Combo, whilst hilarious, can be difficult to use against someone who's prepared for it. Similarly, his second Ultra Combo, Oil Combination Hold, is very difficult to utilize against most characters.

Finally, he's got some of my favourite quotes in the entire game;
"Looks like it's time to oil up!"
"Time to get serious!!" *misses* "Seriously?!"
"I'm ready for action!"
*whilst performing Oil Shower* HOTCHA!
(Rival match with E. Honda)
Honda: *enthusiastically* I'm gonna show you the power of Sumo!
Hakan: *deadpan* I think we BOTH know how THIS is gonna end.

Easily my favourite fighter.

(7 / 10) Oil Be Using Hakan More Than I Thought
by The S on 4/28/2010 12:00:00 AM

When initially revealed, Hakan was definitely pegged as the "lulz" character. Obviously affable and with an ultra move that looked... disturbing to say the least, he was almost an overnight meme-maker.

In-game, however, Hakan is a bit more than that. He's a friendly, easy-going grappler like El Fuerte, except, y'know, kind of useful.

Hakan is definitely more of an expert's character due to the oil management, but I honestly find him easier to use than say, Zangief. All of his moves can be EX'd, and that includes his Oil Shower, thus extending oiled-up times.

So Capcom scores again with another unique design that isn't just for show. By taking a somewhat obscure martial art and building a likable character around it, they've thrown themselves back to the roots of the original World Warriors entry (SFII, of course).

 Crimson Viper
(5 / 10) That hair....
by The S on 9/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

Like Abel, I was iffy with Viper, but she's since grown on me. Although her design is much maligned, other than that atrocious hair, I don't have any problem with it. I also enjoy her gameplay, using mixups of her Burning Kick and Terry Bogard-esque Thunder Knuckle. Her air Burning Kicks can be canceled from nearly any air move, which is very convenient, especially since she is equipped with a Super Jump.

Her Supers and Ultras, although visually impressive, are less than useful unfortunately, as is her Seismic Hammer. These moves keep her from being a positive choice in most of my matches.

(S)SFIV has a lot worse characters, but to be perfectly honest, it also has a lot better ones as well. It's kind of sad that it looks like she may make it into Marvel vs. Capcom 3 over any number of her more deserving crewmates, but it's not a dealbreaker.

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