I just got it. Already got all the characters. I think its amazing. But one question. What are the main characters used in competitive play? if their is a specific few anyway. also what are your opinions on this game?
Ken is pretty popular. There are some good E. Honda players out there. C Viper has some players. Balrog, Chun Li, Guile, and Zangeif all get some play. I've even seen a decent Bison and a decent El Fuente.
Sagat, Ryu, Akuma, Balrog, Zangief, and Chun Li are the characters that I've seen the most. Sagat is played quite a lot since he's considered to be the god-tier right now. It's pretty painful to watch Balrog and Zangief players play, because they have the long struggle of dealing with a large amount of projectiles. It's fair, but it's annoying.
The middle tier charectors can def. mix it up well with the upper tier guys by combo's or slight offsets.. if I were you, i'd find a charector that fits your playstyle and work with em and make em your own -- you can change up a playstyle with so many guys, so its hard to say who we all like.