Now granted I am not trying to say that certain games don’t have their fan support, but speaking strickly from an overall perspective when Fighting Games were as popular as most every other type of game, LESS = MORE.
So, What is the Criteria? 1 Word, OVERKILL.
Too Many Characters, Repeat Characters, Filler Characters.
Too Many moves. Air Combos, Custom Combos, Counters, Parrying, ISM’s, Air Blocking, Multi-Level Super Meters, Guard Crushing, Weapons, etc, etc, etc. Too Much of this stuff is OVERKILL.
I will throw out some names to support my theory.
Street Fighter 2 Series.
Arguably all of them except Hyper Street Fighter 2 The Anniversary Edition.
Tekken 3/Tekken Tag.
Street Fighter Alpha Series.
Street Fighter Alpha 2.
Mortal Kombat Series.
Mortal Kombat 2.
Prove Me Wrong…