Yeah, yeah, OMG NO ONE CARES ABOUT STORIES IN FIGHTING GAMES!
Still, I got to hand it, Rival Schools -> Project Justice has the best way of story telling as far as fighting games are concerned. It was simple, concrete, and despite having anime tendencies, it uses the HOT HEADED AMAZING SHOUNEN PLOT OF THE 80’S, which is definitely a lot better than most story telling fighting games that I have played (coughGG/BBcough).
I dunno - the simplicity of the story was well done, yet the characters are developed as they progressed, not having superfluous traits that make you want to punch someone.
That, and it evokes 80’s anime - something I miss nowadays.