Sorry for missing yesterday's thread; when I start PSAS I completely get caught up in it!
Anyway, today's (or rather yesterday's) character is Nariko. I really like Nariko, but she has some serious issues that prevent her from being one of the greatest characters in this game. For one, her Supers are possibly the worst in the game. That's not to say they're not useful, but rather that they're so situational that only one of her Supers is really ever truly viable. If that were her lvl1 or 2, this wouldn't be an issue nearly as much as it is. As it stands, she's possibly the worst choice for 1v1, because although it's not recommended by SuperBot, you pretty much HAVE to use a lvl3 to win. Ironically, Omar himself showed this off when he went for a lvl3 in 1v1. When he called her a risk-reward character, I thought he had something else in mind. She's useful in games with more than one player because she can duck out of the action and launch her lvl1 or 2 for some quick kills, but in the "true" competitive play she's absolutely screwed most of the time.
That said, I absolutely love her playstyle. She plays so fluently and she feels like a more complete version of Kratos to me in terms of her actual moveset and combos. I have an issue with her air-game right now, but that's because I admittedly don't have enough practice with her more than anything else. Other than the issue with her Supers, she's honestly one of my favorite characters that I've gotten extensive time with. The Supers are at the moment a big selling point for me, though. Perhaps I'll find a way to make her lvl1 more useful and that'll fix my issue entirely, but as of right now she's got the ability, but not the right, to be one of the best characters in the game. If she were viable in all three major types (2v2, FFA, AND 1v1) as opposed to just (the first) two, I think she'd easily breach the top 5. I'm sure she'd be in mine.
What do you guys think of Nariko? For that matter, who's your character of the day? Be sure to comment below!