Notice 3d fighters rarely have projectiles? How on Earth would projectiles even work in such a game anyway? Can’t you just sidestep? I’ve seen Virtual On mentioned as an example of a fighter with projectiles, but let’s be real, the game ain’t a fighter, the perspective of the cameras is from behind the character, and 3d fighters are supposed to have the camera done in a sideview, like Tekken or VF. This is the same reason Dissidia is not a 3d fighter, the camera perspective is more like a third person shooter like Unreal or Gears of War than a fighting game. How would you even be able to see the melee attacks your character is doing or see how they look in general, when all you see is their back most of the time?
I think KoF Maximum Impact is the only real 3d fighter that did projectiles, and did it right too.