Marvel vs Capcom 3/Ryu
In a nutshell
Ryu is the most basic of all of Marvel vs Capcom 3's characters. While this may make him appear weak, he does bring a few undeniable advantages to the table. First, his Shinkuu Hadouken is an aimable and fast beam super. Playing Ryu with meter stocked really limits your opponent's options, especially if you show them that you are capable of punishing their mistakes. He hits reasonably hard, too, with very simple combos dealing very respectable damage. This, along with a level 1 super that has make him a threat that relies on having meter to scare people into playing his game. Fortunately, his assists hit pretty hard, and you can play him as an assist until you have the meter needed to rock Ryu.
Tips and Tricks
- Ryu has one of the better jump in attacks in the game, in his light Tatsumaki. This thing has a stellar hitbox and can cross up like a champ. If you do it jumping backwards, it moves forwards anyway. Unfortunately, it only comes in at one angle, so you have to change up when you input it to get people to block incorrectly.
- Remember, even though Ryu's fireballs will lose in a lot of projectile wars, he can super cancel into a Shinkuu Hadouken to punish an opponent's mistake.
- Ryu can throw three fireballs in the air before landing, or throw two and then tatsumaki his way back to the ground. Fireballs are a large part of Ryu's game, due to his uncancelable dash and poor mobility options, so learn when and where to throw them.
- Ryu's Shoryuken is one of the only normal moves in the game with invincibility on startup. It is highly punishable on block, but may save you here and there.
These Ryu combos come courtesy of SaishuuKessen.