fighting game characters are always entertaining, to me at least. As a Steve
Fox main in TEKKEN for many years, I was pretty excited to give
Nelson a spin. He's definitely a dynamic puncher, and a bit
"complicated" as a 2D character with various transitions and strings.
He's not as intuitive to pick up as other boxing characters, but he does have some hard-hitting
punches which look good in the KOF XIV animation style.
Design-wise, I think SNK tried to make him "stand out" a bit too much.
Nelson - "Heeey, look at me... I'm wearing 6 different colors and I have
red hair". Yeah, Nelson definitely won't get hit by a car at night walking
home from the boxing gym. He's fairly decent at the end of the day, but I honestly
would've been way more hype by the return of Rick
Stroud or Vanessa in KOF14.
Those two designs have Nelson's number.