So, who do you guys think is better? Damage among both seem to be about the same, but Robert has way better combo ability with his command normals and much more range on his standing CD, making it alot easier to hit confirm into Ranbu. Ryo's CD seems to come out faster and have a bit bigger of a hitbox on the other hand and seems to beat out alot of normal moves.
Obviously in a fireball war, Robert wins here since his travel.
Ryo on the has a very nice overhead that knocks down. Robert's low kick command normal is really good and leads into combo's. I think Ryo's DP might have slightly better recovery time than Robert's, but it seems like Robert's has alot more range. Robert's Hien seems harder to punish compared to Ryo's not to mention comes out way faster, but Ryo can juggle after his in the corner.
Then there is Ryo's Zanretsuken vs. Robert's Ginei Kyaku. If Ryo's Zanretsuken had autoguard during the start-up like in previous games, I'd think it would be the better of the two, but the range on it is not good, while Robert's is way better, and can trap foolishly jumping or rolling opponents much easier than a Zanretsuken.
Robert's best tool IMO is his new j.4D, really good move to use when an opponent is in wake-up, and works quite well in CC's when you want some easy damage.
I personally think Robert is way better, he has more tools available to him, and can fight well at long/mid range, and is just as effective as Ryo who needs to be very close.