So out of curiosity, and perhaps out of a little extra time, I quickly made a chart, to see who the most used characters were in ranked matches.
This chart shows how many times each character shows up in in the top 10 ranked players, then top 20, and so on. This does not include players that were high ranked but had no scores. There was also a player in the rankings that had no scores and no character, so the accuracy of the leaderboards overall should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
It is important to realize, a chart like this cannot distinguish if a character is simply (un)popular or unbalanced.
So what are your thoughts? Any surprises? Will you try playing a different character?
Drake above kratos..doubt it. Im sorry i can count the times i play a game without a Kratos
I feel the same way. I do not find myself against very many sly coopers, so this could mean a couple of things. A well-played Sly or Drake can knock the pants off Kratos and Raiden, and/or Kratos is easy to pickup and play to win matches in the early ranks, but once you get higher up, people have learned how to defeat and counter them.
It should be noted that quite a few top players have had their rankings reset for no reason and I'm fairly certain this is for the FFA leaderboards, which is kinda not the best measure of competition.