Street Fighter V: Abigail Character (DLC) Review

Kevin Hall
In Short
Abigail is easily the most entertaining of the newer characters so far, especially if you like a fighter with a lot of personality.

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V will come with a second season of extra characters for 2017. The character lineup for this season is Akuma and four other brand new fighters including Kolin, Ed, Abigail and one more character. All characters are obtainable by purchasing the second season pass or using fight money (or zenny) to buy the characters from the in-game shop. All characters come with a premium outfit and they come with all available colors for their default and premium outfit.

Fans of Final Fight should be all too familiar with Abigail since he was the boss of the Bay Area in the original Final Fight. He was basically a palette swap Andore with a different head and his unique charge punch where he would turn red and perform a running punch. One thing that really got on his nerves was people making fun of his name. In SFV, he appears to be looking for his car and basically stumbles into fights. At eight feet tall and 584 pounds, Abigail is easily the biggest fighter in the Street Fighter series so far ' he is the size of two characters and actually covers up some of the health bar while standing. His default outfit has him in the white sleeveless Andore outfit that he wore in the original Final Fight. He has tires around both arms and he still has his chain on his pants. For one of his alternate outfits, he is shirtless and wears two tires attached with chains on his body and has dreadlocks ' this outfit is similar to Caine's outfit from Final Fight 3.

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Unlike Hugo, Abigail is more of a striker than a grappler. He has one command grab where he will toss his opponent into the air, but that is his only grab besides his normal grab. Besides his command grab, he has a jumping overhead punch, a pummel, a run that he can chain into several attacks. Abigail takes quite a bit of damage with his heavy attacks and overall move set. He is slow, but his reach is great and he has many overhead attacks, which work great in mix-up combos. His dash can end in a straight punch, overhead kick, a counter or he can cancel the run. All of his special moves can be powered up as an EX attack giving them extra hits or allowing Abigail to hit his opponent after them. His critical art has him pummeling his opponent then knocking them against the screen.

Abigail's V-skill is a counter that allows you to counter high attacks, jumping attacks and low attacks. You'll have to press down along with the V-skill buttons in order to counter low attacks. Abigail will perform a chest bump that will counter an attack and allow him to chain into special attacks or even his critical art. The V-skill can also be performed out of his dashing attack in both high and low variations.

His V-trigger turns him red for a short amount of time as the V-trigger bar slowly drains. While he is red, his heavy punch attacks can be charged and take off more damage. His charged standing heavy punch will stun his opponent and make them drop, allowing Abigail to follow up with another attack. His crouching charged heavy attack will knock his opponent into the air. One unique thing about his V-trigger is that it only drains greatly when he performs a charged heavy attack so you can activate it and have it last quite a bit of time before actually using the charge attacks.

Abigail is loaded with personality. It's easy to see that the developers had a lot of fun working on this character. He has many extra animations (taunts) after his moves that you can let play out or cancel. He taunts after his forward throw where he thumps his opponent and literally walks over his opponent for his backward throw. If you're a fan of entertaining a crowd with funny character then Abigail is for you. He's more a striker rather than a grappler and he definitely has tons of reach and power!

Final Rating: 90%

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Transmitted: 12/14/2018 2:37:06 PM