Keep in mind i got this game late so ive only played 1 week...
Well then, ive played every character and completed their story on the hardest difficulty (not really challenging but a great way to get to know the character). Before i started the character story i did his/her combo trials which is really helpful and great for getting to know the character. Ive even seem some high level characters not even doing basic combos online but that's for another thread.
I basically just wanna give my views on the characters and what better suits me! i know tier list right now arnt finalized, heck, even street fighter 4 doesn't have a definitive tier list and that game has been out for years and Ono the producer is still talking about patches! But without getting off topic here are my views...
Toro: He is a fun charcter to use though i suck with characters that have other stances! i like his lvl 2 super and i think with practice and incorporating all the stances he could be one of the best. I just stuck with his justice stancce because for me thats where the combos where
Big Daddy: Surprisingly a rush down character, he even has some combos haha
Cole MacGrath: He is a great character and has a couple easy lvl1 super confirms which is can be unfair because his super is quite easy to land and has some of the harder combos (not including the basic [ ].[ ].[ ].[ ] attack)
Evil Cole MacGrath: Well... Seth wasn't lying when he called him one of the cheaper characters! He has brilliant attacks and his charged O then O into level 1 is the cheapest in the game by far! I can easily see him as one of the top characters in 1v1
Colonel Radec: Don't like him, found him boring and just really wanted to quit the arcade mode with him because his style is definitely how people use him. RUN, SNIPER, AND ZONING. There really is no other way to play him because he can only do that. Though i have to say his lvl 1 is brilliant.
Dante: WOW! What happened? He was meant too be the best in the game... His extremely low AP gain really makes this character suck.
Fat Princess: Another character i didn't like. And no its not cause she is female and fat! As you will know by my Nariko opinion later! Her lvl 2 is great but saying that any character that has a god mode for a lvl 2 is bound to be great and almost guaranteed 3 kills.
Heihachi Mishima: The most surprising. I love Heiihachi, im even considering him as my main because he has an easy (but more difficult than the Coles) lvl 1 super confirm, D.O, F.O, lvl 1 and his level 2 is great though Kuma can sometimes screw up! I loce his combos and his eating taunt makes me laugh everytime!
Jak and Daxter: He is another character that sucks... He really only has a 2 hit combo and pokes. His lvl1 and 2 supers are not that good either.
Kratos: Well im gonna say what basically everyone that tells someone who is playing this for the first time and that is use Kratos first... He is the model character, he is probably the best character and if you master Kratos (which wont take long) then you will have a great understanding of the game.
Nariko: A really fun character to use, she can easily get a lvl 1 with a simple combo. One of my favorites and she will probably be that top character to use in 1v1 if people have not figured out E.Coles lvl 1 easy confirm.
Nathan Drake: He was an alright character. I think his lvl 2 is really good. His lvl3 is somewhat unfair since that monsters can hit you put if you let them get that close then you should practice more XD.
PaRappa the Rapper: Another really fun character to use, he has a lvl 2 which has a guaranteed 3 kills and has lvl 1 is great for characters that are failling... That distance on his lvl 1 is surprising and people dont take advantage of it.
Raiden: This guy is freaken god mode... Even of youre faceing the wrong way with rolling that (pointing the D-Pad in direction of the enemy) B, [ ] put you in the right direction. His lvl 1 is devastating but not nearly as devastating as Ratchets. He has really nice looking combos and another character that really has everything and probably the best in the game.
Ratchet and Clank: Well he is better than Jak in this game... He has really neat combos and his lvl 1 is something else, ive yet to see a lvl2 out of him online and ive playing about 10 online that's how good the lvl 1 is
Sackboy: Another one of my favorites. After i played that combo trials with him i was surprised with somethings that he can do! All ive really seen are his zoning attacks online and in videos. His combos are really nice looking and after the patch i hope to see more of it.
Sir Daniel Fortesque: not for me... He is the slowest in the game and not really the funest character to use.
Sly Cooper: First of all... HOLY ****, playing against him in Drakes arcade mode was torture almost... If people develop the skill with him like the computer has on All-Star mode then god save us all... He is a beast with the teleports and the counter. He also takes AP away which i didn't notice till i was against him with Drake, I found it hard getting a lvl 1 because of it. He doesn't have any combos but if you can tell where you are when you are invisible then you will master this character without a doubt.
Spike: He is a surprise. He count even be that sleeper top tier character that everyone looks past. He really has great range and combos that can build you meter quick! I think in the future we will see a lot more of Spike.
Sweet Tooth: Well really just the same as the beta. He is a fun character to use surprisingly but he really is missing thinks that will make him a great character. Really the only way you will win with him is if you get his lvl 3 which is really a challenge. I think to make him a better character that should increase his shotgun.
In all i think the character i will spend most of my time with are... Heihachi, Raiden, Nariko, Sackboy, Spike, Kratos and i will say Dante, even though he isnt that good i really like his playstyle and i think with a simple patch he will be one of the best in this game.
some honorable mentions are Ratchet and PaRappa, i like them and i think i will play them if i get bored with the others.
How do you see Nariko being a top tier character for 1v1? I've used her in 1v1 and I can't get her level 1 to hit for nothing and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Also, her combos are really easy to get out of, it seems that there is a point in all of here combos where an opponent can block or roll out. Sucks because I really like her.
Ok, interesting opinions. But 1 thing... Dante does not suck. He is one of the best characters in the entire game imo. Low AP gain? Yeah, but he has some devastatingly good combos that give you tons of AP. I've never had any problems getting to my level 2 at least once a match with him. But he is one of my 4 mains so I guess I should be good with him. Plus you can combo into his level 1 via counter. Literally, use his neutral circle (counter) let someone hit you they'll be stunned for a little, then use his super. Dante is one of the top 5 best in the game in my honest opinion. But everybody is entitled to their own opinion so I respect yours. Other than that, decent list.