I’ve had SF4 ever since the day it came out, but for some reason I can only find myself playing it off and on every now and then.
It just doesn’t appeal to me, but I WANT it to appeal to me, as it is obviously the biggest competitive fighting game out there.
The thing that draws me away most of the time are the combos. I play Guilty Gear, Blazblue, TvC, MvC (kinda) and the Smash Bros series. As you know while in the air, ANYTHING hits if they don’t block/airdodge. In SF4, only certain things air combo into other certain things. This is also why I prefer Third Strike, because of their air combo system. It was much more lenient and if I remember correctly, there was a seven hit limit preventing infinites. The parry system also removed the fireball spam almost completely. Another thing is the links, but I’m sure I’m not the only one that has a problem with those. The strict timing just renders most of them useless, in my opinion. The fact that SF4 was made with 2 in consideration is probably another reason, as I was not big on SF2 at all.
In reality, that’s not it. I don’t know WHAT it could be that draws me back from this game entirely, but there’s other reasons I can’t think of at the moment.
Also, I have no problem with the competitive outcome of the game, such as Sagat being OP and Kens galore online, because that’s how it goes in every game.
Serious question, what can I do to make me like SF4?