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Since the game came out I've always stuck with characters that require some kind of technique or effort to learn. Parappa, Sly, Drake, etc. I find pulling their moves off that much more rewarding because of it. I finally broke down and tried Raiden... Dear God, what a powerhouse. He takes literally no skill and it's so easy to get level 1 kills with him that I'm honestly surprised people have lost to me so many times with him.
I figured out combos in like 10 seconds after messing around with him. I've won the last 4 matches based purely off of forward square + level 1. I almost feel like a jerk. I've come to realize why he's used so much now. He's like a win button, especially when you're so used to putting forth an actually strategy.
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No but seriously, you JUST realized how screwed up Raiden is in comparison to the rest of the cast? People argue that Kratos is more OP but he doesn't have the kinds of set ups that Raiden can effortlessly do.
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