1st that’s more than a week of just playing this game straight. way too much for a game you don’t enjoy.
2nd i played sf the movie the game in the arcade when it came out. so let’s calm down on the ‘worst street fighter ever’ talk.
it can be argued that the forums never recovered. the high level discussion never returned en masse. there is more action in closing ‘what stick should i buy’ threads in the newbie forum than any character forum and it doesn’t seem like those days are ever coming back.
there are some things that i like about the 4 series. for me it felt like the more i learned about it, the less i liked it. which is the opposite learning curve that i felt for a3, st, mvc2 and cvs2. the endless pandering to the lower levels of play and thought left the game open to exploits and strategies that don’t resemble the street fighter that i know and love. so while i am happy to see something new come, i am also interested to see what comes of the game when we are not so focused on it.