Is it just me or is this game really laggy? I’m not just talking about the HORRIBLE connection online (I’ve played it on all platforms), but offline the input detection is stupid. The delay between actually doing an input and the on-screen result is laughable. The game feels like it’s running at 30 frames per second rather than 60, and matches online either go to time-out or to combos which last a good 20 seconds where you are just spectating your character get juggled. And the links are also stupid. You’re almost forced to use only special moves and cross rush since Street Fighter IV style links are practically non-existent (even in trials mode). I think this game has some really good things going for it but if you’ve played Street Fighter IV it’s practically impossible to play this game due to the delay and generally lower quality. The game’s mechanics aren’t as solid either. Rant over.
TL;DR: Why is this game so hard to play? It’s meant to be accommodating for players of all skill levels, yet it seems like the complete opposite. You can’t play strategically like in SF4 - no footsies - only infinite combos which are easy to do and boring to watch.