Originally Posted by NotYou
Exactly! I've been saying that so much I've practically been preaching it.
He's very effective when played aggressively.
Why would you zone and play keep-away with somebody that can throw two airborne fireballs and dive at opponents in four different ways?
Originally Posted by iVoloster
Akuma is meant to be played as a high stakes rush down character with a ton of mix up options unfortunately most of the volt online community plays him as a zoning character
The best Akuma I have seen play elusively, like snakes, he comes in bite you, he comes out, he comes in bite you again, he comes out, he will attack you in all different angles and moves, but he will never stay in your face to let you catch him. I think this is ultimately how akuma should be played.
even though akuma has high damage output moves, but because of the tiny little HP he has, he cannot trade punches with anybody, if you play too aggressively, you will eventually get caught. the more moves you make, the more vulnerable you become. Rush down type of play only works on player who has less skills than you. I hate to say it, but consider two equal skilled players, rush down with akuma = sucide.