I’ve noticed a lot of argument since I started playing fighting games more seriously concerning certain games being either great or utter failures. For example, Blazblue to me, is a great game and most people I play it with also enjoy it. Yet many people from what I hear dislike Blazblue.
So I guess what I’m asking is "Are these arguments about the quality of these games simply bias opinions based on some nostalgic sentiment (comparing BBCT to Guilty Gear, or TVC to the MvC2)? Or are there certain elements these games lack that keep many people from taking them seriously?
Finally: In an ideal competative fighting game, what are some things you look for?