I’ve only played fighting games seriously for a couple years now, and I’ve only really liked a few (MvC2, SSBM, and Dual Blades).
I didn’t like NAMCO fighters like Tekken 5 and SC2, which basically give every fighter 100+ moves and expect you to go through them all to find which are good pokes, are comboable, suck, etc. Also, the combos were pretty hard.
And in CvS2, it was more of a poke fest, (Sagat, Yamazaki, Rolento) and great combos (unless you were insanly good, i.e A-groove Bison, Balrog, etc.) were like 5 hits and were usu. quite difficult to pull off (some kind of weird timings). So I hardly got good at that.
So I guess what I’m looking for a capcom-ish fighter with an MvC2 type learning curve and depth, or maybe another Dual Blades.
I can only get one, and I’ve been seriously considering KoF:MI2 when it comes out in the U.S. But I’ve also heard good things about 3s, and Virtua Fighter 4. And what about Capcom Fighting Evolution? Other suggestions would be good too.