98 is PRETTY damn fast given you know what your doing, any advanced player that played both can clearly see that, its the way your playing it then, your playing basic to standardized normal, moderate to advance playing is ALOT faster than cvs2 man, i ve seen cvs2 when it gets nasty, that is not fast man, just cause your INPUTING moves faster cause the sprites are edited to be short, doesn t mean the game is faster PACED
in kof some combos you input fast like for leona, some you input slower like for kensou, but the game is alot more faster than cvs2
another thing is how is it slower? you relize every move including A,B,C,D is bufferable right?(without touching opponent), that means every move can be canceled into anything given you buffered it right away, example is like down D then fireball, the fireball comes out without touching the opponent, and you can input it as fast as you want. meaning if you do it fast enough you won t even see the sweep, just the fireball(again, cause everything is bufferable without touching)
thats just the lil buffering factor, kof rushdown is ALOT more scarier, meaner and faster than cvs2, i mean just the running, cvs2 running speed is kof walking speed, c mon. jumping? heh, your up there for like a good full second man like you got wings, i can work 2 short jumps in kof while your short jumping once in cvs2, no matter how nasty i ve seen cvs2 get(pro and casual), in no way is it faster than kof, you must be joking for a arguement or something. look at ryu for example, if you do down HK into fireball, you have to wait on him to finish the sweep animation before it goes into the fireball, i end up waiting for ryu or doing it twice cause he can t do it any faster.
ask anyone to back up your cause man, one of the biggest complaints kof players had against cvs2 was how watered down and slow the game was. man even garou is faster than cvs2, and garou is SLOW compared to kof.
kof gets as fast as you can buffer/cancel it(meaning every move can be like kara throwing but with just about every move) if you know how fast it is for kara throwing then good, cause even then you can input faster in kof.
remember, i never said it takes no skills to play cvs2, its just a slower paced game