Purse first, ass last.
Don't get me wrong. Injustice is super fun even with the bullshit, but this game probably has more lopsided matchups than SFV does. I'm also not saying SFV is balanced, but it is more balanced than I2. To be fair, i2 still hasn't had a major balance patch so I'm open to seeing how things turn out.IJ2 is very balanced for a launched game with no balance patches at the moment. Maybe it's not perfect, but it is balanced enough considering that period. SFV also had balance issues at launch, every new fighting game has them. Also for UMVC3, it wasn't just because of the balance that ruined it, but also because it didn't got any type of support in terms of content and characters, unlike SF4 that got too many iterations and updates for it's on good that it became unbearable and annoying, while not getting any new games in the series (MVC) until only recently. And even if IJ2 was unbalanced (which is not the case), if the MVC games can thrive for being unbalanced, other games can as well.
What does Joker do vs Superman/Black Adam? What does Swamp do vs Deadshot? They pretty much die.
Laura sucks vs Guile, but she can still take the game. Balrog pretty much loses to any grappler. Gief is considered bad but he can wreck shit. Bison is actually good. Fang... needs work I'll admit, but I've lost to him plenty with Laura ffs lol. Still, no character in SFV gets to just sit n die like Injustice is all I'm saying.