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General/Other - Kenshi I keep hearing Kenshi is bad...

Is this true, i'm going to get this game but keep hearing my main is really weak, which is kinda bummin me out, I know it's early but can anyone clue me in on the Kenshi situation thus far?
 
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Trip Se7ens

Nom Nom
He isn't great, but do not let that deter you.

Unless you plan on going to Major tournaments, pick whomever you enjoy because that will make your overall experience more fun. Is it impossible to win with him? No. Unless you are going against top competition constantly who will abuse you, then I'm sure whatever you do or whomever you play, you will have a chance to beat them. Tier lists and things of that nature only exist when people play it to the highest level. If you aren't there, which are many, including myself, just ignore them and play whichever characters you like! :)
 
Game hasn't been out for a long time. There have been many times in other games where certain characters were thought of as weak but ended up becoming quite strong in the long run. People thought Jax was low tier for quite some time, but he had a string of attacks that had a 50% chance of being like +10 on block.

Maybe you can be the person to bring out the "top tier" qualities in Kenshi that nobody else sees right now. You won't know unless you actually try him out for yourself. Nobody has ever been 100% right about everything in their entire lifespan.
 

MrProfDrPepper

NRS, Guilty Gear, and KI, the holy trinity
kenshi only has keep-away and he cant do that right, anyone with a teleport blows him the fuck up and his zoning is a joke it can be punised by a majority of the cast of block, with him it is less inpenetrable fortress and more you will get in eventually and blow me up since my normals are ass as well as my projectils. also anyone with a forward advancing armored move blows kenshi up as well
 

TheIrishFGCguy

Pew pew pew
Premium Supporter
Balanced Kenshi is not ok or decent, and he's certainly not good. Don't listen to people who tell you that. The only thing he can do is zone, and even at that he is complete ass because he's full screen punished by half of the cast. Pig is right, he is currently absolutely terrible.
 
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what is this getting sean'd thing I'm hearing about?
Sean is a Street Fighter character that appeared in the third iteration of the series. If I'm not mistaken, Sean was top tier in Street Fighter 3: Second Impact but became the worst character in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. I guess Kenshi's MK9 to MKX transition is considered to have similarities to Sean.
 

juicepouch

blink-182 enthusiast
Sean is a Street Fighter character that appeared in the third iteration of the series. If I'm not mistaken, Sean was top tier in Street Fighter 3: Second Impact but became the worst character in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. I guess Kenshi's MK9 to MKX transition is considered to have similarities to Sean.
ahh, cool. Thanks for the info my dude
 

MrProfDrPepper

NRS, Guilty Gear, and KI, the holy trinity
Perfect example of what can come of people vocalizing their negative thoughts
the problem with that is that those negative thoughts are facts, he is not good in the slightest, and you have no idea how much that hurts to say since kenshi is my favorite videogame character of all time, he is absolute garbage in this game but i will still use him because i love the character, yeah i will have a few back ups but my main is still kenshi. there is zero debating that he is bad because it is fact when all he can do is keep away and he fails at that. badly, you have no idea how much i wish this wasnt true. but it is. trust the kenshi mains on this ones, the people who have tried from day one to make him amazing, we have been cracking our heads together since the game came out to get some really good tech. we havent found any that redeems how horrible he is. he still has a chance to be good if someone finds a magic piece of tech that makes him incredible, but that is a very very low chance. typing all that out literally hurts when talking about kenshi because i dont want him to be this bad. but. he. is.
 

FinalBoss_FGC

Day -4MONTHS Dual Jin main
I'm going to give you some for real advice.

This is a game. Games are meant to be enjoyed. Do not take this hobby too seriously. You don't make enough money in FGC to make a living playing this game so don't rage if your character is low tier.

But also, if using a top tier Kenshi is what you enjoy, so be it. But he, by no means, is Joker tier. Hell, you may find the tech that puts him as a top character.

The point is, just cuz your character isn't top 5 or so this early in the game's life doesn't mean it's time to give up. If you're a true MK fan, you'll just be happy to play the newest installment of a game that we all have enjoyed since we were little.
 

FinalBoss_FGC

Day -4MONTHS Dual Jin main
The ignorance from people who don't play Kenshi and think he's good is even realer.
Nobody is downplaying Kenshi. He is really bad.
I was watching Pig play against Mr Mileena. Pig had a little excitement in his voice when he was doing the Possessed Tele options.

No, he's certainly no KJ, Sonya, or D'Vorah...but he's certainly not "really bad".

Everything he does is punishable which is a commonality in this game for half of the cast lol
 

TheIrishFGCguy

Pew pew pew
Premium Supporter
I was watching Pig play against Mr Mileena. Pig had a little excitement in his voice when he was doing the Possessed Tele options.

No, he's certainly no KJ, Sonya, or D'Vorah...but he's certainly not "really bad".

Everything he does is punishable which is a commonality in this game for half of the cast lol
I was mainly talking about Balanced, probably should have clarified that. My bad. But Balanced is in fact terrible.