What sorts of results would you want to see from Sasuke 39? Apr 12, 2021 14:30:18 GMT -5
Post by tns8597 on Apr 12, 2021 14:30:18 GMT -5
Makes sense, though I hope it doesn't turn out exactly like your competitors section as that's effectively a mirror image of 38. I'd like to see more shock fails, competitors like Yusuke, Sato and/or Hioki being thrown off early etc. Controversially I find Stage 3 far more engaging when it consists of a fairly unlikely roster of competitors (like in Sasuke 22) such as rookies or breakout runs, while the fan favorites go out early for reasons x, y, or z. That's personally what disappointed me about, say, Sasuke 35; the Stage 3 field was so predictable and consisted entirely of competitors who reached Stage 3 in 34, and thus the results, bar maybe Hioki's freak Planet Bridge fail, were also highly predictable.
In terms of competitors
- 1st Stage: I wouldn't mind less than 10 people clearing, as long as its near the tier of SASUKE 5 renewal where there are new killer obstacles but not like the SASUKE 19 course where everyone is eliminated at the First Stage.
- 2nd Stage: With them possibly retaining the Rolling Log, I would expect less than 5 people clearing, 38's 2nd Stage is one of the better stages in this era and if they stick with that kind of flow in the stage, it will be great as an essential speed stage with a high level of difficulty
- 3rd Stage: NO clears. Thats it. There are comments by Inui saying that they will try to modify the course to a point where its "Yusuke vs the course". In addition, he said that he'll modify 3rd Stage to the point where no one even reaches the Cliffhanger Dimension.
In terms of competitors
- Yusuke might reach 3rd Stage again but it depends on the difficulty presented on the 1st Stage
- Yoshiyuki is the best bet for going far especially with his 38 performance
- Tada is also in the same case as Yoshiyuki
- Shin Sedai competitors like Yuuji and Ryo might time out on 2nd stage but like i said earlier it all depends on the difficulty of the 1st Stage
Either way, the Stage 3 field is fundamentally determined by Stages 1 and 2. Stage 1 we have no idea what'll stay and what'll go so in absence of further info it's hard to say who will do well. Stage 2 I think might be slightly modified like an updated Salmon Ladder but given that it was JUST buffed in difficulty I don't think the changes will be significant, especially to avoid running the risk of a complete wipeout. Because we have no idea on obstacles etc. my predictions are based purely on the most consistent/resilient competitors. So I'd assume competitors like Hioki, Sato, Yusuke, Yoshiyuki, Tada etc. are obvs the top choices for doing well, but as I said I hope that the field isn't that predictable and we get a few shock fails and maybe even an Anastase-like breakout run.
And zoran, I'd say Kawaguchi only ever deserved #99 in 36 given that he came in second place, though even then I think the impressiveness of his feat was a bit overrated. He only went 'farther than anyone had before' because of the green resting bar, and in the following tournament, 5 out of 10 competitors went farther than he did as a function of that green resting bar. In 33 the number should've been given to Drew given his UCCH clear, and I'd argue in 35 as well given that he tied with Kawaguchi but put down far more impressive times and fluid performances. Then in 37 it should've been Yuuji or maybe Ryo.