Whenever I play ranked, player match, or watch tournament footage I usually see players using the same staple combos over and over again with their respective characters.
It’s as if the movelist has been constructed in a way in which the developers are over your shoulder saying “this launcher leads to this string” or “this combo should be done this way the get the most damage”. It’s hard to get my point across as I’m just basing this solely on feeling. I guess you can think about it this way: take the street fighter alpha series for example; you would often find yourself saying "wow! That combos into that?"or “Wait what did I just do?!” In the middle of a game And then you’d immediately head into training mode and start throwing moves together.
It felt like you were making your OWN combos and kind of crafting your own play style. Then you’d watch high level players and it would blow your mind even more because you’d start seeing things you haven’t thought of or seen before.
Are there any fighting games (new or old) you’d recommend that would give you this feeling?