It’s so easy to look at this game, see the chains, the goofy colours and farting bears and just dump it in the ‘dumb game’ box. Now, I’m not sure it’s possible to lose any more SRK cool points if I tried but, SFxT is a hard game.
The amount of mental management this game demands to play it efficiently and ‘properly’ is a notch above at least all the current crop of fighters imo. Your correct (i.e efficient) option at any one time changes in this game repeatedly and frequently based on numerous variables like no other game I’ve played in a long while. Choosing the most efficient combo for example based on a combination of multiple health bars (including grey health) and current meter is HARD WORK mentally. If it’s not, you’re doing it wrong. Improving in this game first and foremost I think is incrementally reducing the amount of inefficient options you take, this is pretty hard when the options you do take ‘work’, but don’t work near their potential. I can just do this, job done. Everyone can play it, very few can play it efficiently.
Thank god this forum doesn’t have rep any more.