It’s hard to find games out there with good stories and it’s even ahrder to find those with great stories. You can probably agree with me that generally speaking one could find video games with good stories in RPGs.
Fighting games however, are one of the genres that are known for terrible story structure. Street Fighter IV came out recently and we all had some complaints about those cutscenes and how they didn’t fit or make sense on their own, but of course you forgave that aspect because the reason you bought the game was because of its gameplay, but should that be enough. I think that the genre needs a series with a cerebral and satisfying story. In my eyes all video games are equally deserving of this psychological titillation.
In fighting games we usually get decent or bad, there’s nothing higher. Smash Bros was okay, primariyl because of the kind of game it was, it wouldn’t have seemed right for it to have a real serious story, but that’s not the case with them all. I like Tekken as well and I thought the series could have done a lot better with constructing the personalities and backgrounds on certain characters, but it just seemed to have grown worse overtime, just look at some of the cutscenes in Tekken 5.
I hope that somewhere down the future we can get a respectable and maybe even really good storyline from a new fighting game series.