When I lose in SF3, I don’t get pissed at all and can continue playing, losing every single match and not being able to win a single round without a problem. I don’t feel as if something unfair, lame or stupid happened (like a glitch or whatever) – I lost fair and square. SF4 has caused me to throw my stick (on my bed, mind you…it did pop up and put a small dent in my wall). Yes, what a loser I am and yaddayadda oh my god blahblahblah, etc, etc. Getting to the point, 3S has never made me THAT mad. When I used to play SF4, I’d get pissed every time because every time I lost, it just seemed so unfair and fucking retarded. LP, LP, LP, LP, throw was annoying to (This is more my fault for letting my opponent consistently do that), however that shit isn’t in any other game (that I’ve noticed).
Now the same thing is happening with SFxT. I spend time in training mode, learning combos and such just for my opponent to jab into magic series. Again, this is obviously my fault for not being able to apply pressure correctly in certain situations and the game is still new, so I obviously need to practice a lot more but none of this was ever a problem in 3rd Strike.
Everything flows smoothly in 3S, nothing feels clunky or awkward.