Although this is SRK and we come here to discuss gameplay and strategy, I’m sorry but rehashing the SF4 graphics engine just made the game scream ‘lazy.’ People don’t realize how much the graphics and promotional / cover art affects the hype and overall feeling towards a game.
When I see Ryu and Ken’s SF4 models thrown in this, it feels like they just didn’t care. Or that they somehow envisioned SF4 to still be current, so in their money making schemes they could boost both games by making them look similar.
I would agree the bigger reason for the game’s mediocrity is the gameplay and glitches. I just think that reusing the SF4 models / visual style was lazy. I know they have reused sprites in some of their old 2D cross overs, but when they hype something this big, in today’s gaming world, you can’t do that and expect the game to feel fresh. I think many people are excited for Tekken x Street Fighter because they are curious of how the SF characters might look. And also a chance to play what we were expecting with this one. Nice gameplay + good presentation + fun.