I felt the need to check out the first game again. It definitely shows it’s age, but I ended up really liking it. The biggest problem are the stiff controls, and the C button is only useful for grabbing. It’s still fun though, and I like the system. The story is just like a classic Chop Socky film, and it builds up nicely to the boss fight. It’s the first fighter to have a spirit bar, supers, charging for supers, and Taunts have a real purpose. To my recollection, no other fighter aside from 3rd Strike has a real purpose for taunts other then for the lolz.
2nd game has hard as balls A.I. and it doesn’t have a scene with it. The 3rd game just had weird controls. It has auto-combos, but their entirely different from the kind in Fatal Fury or Marvel.
A 4th game would work if it kept the current system but modernized the controls found in traditional fighters.