What I don’t like…
-Autopilot offense for some characters.
-Bad fireballs for most characters (Dee-Jay, Rose, Ken, etc…).
-Lenient reversal inputs.
The way this game feels to me is I need to get a knockdown and then apply one of the million setups I have memorized. That just bores me. I also don’t like how some offense will initiate through a character jabbing out of another’s hit-confirming. I also don’t feel like SF4 has taught people fundamentals, as too many times, for example, people focus an air attack instead of AA’ing it. I feel like the game teaches people some bad habits. I also feel the ultra system is stupid, getting ultra for getting your ass kicked is a bad “reward” system.
The game also stinks for footsie and fundamental characters. You spend half-a-round making good reads and sound pokes, then suddenly you get knocked down and 50/50’d into oblivion. Oh, and unblockables (lol). I play the game but I think there are much better fighters than it.
And no, I’m not trying to shit on the game. I’m simply stating my opinion as a long-time player of Street Fighter games (since…'92?).