I really don’t mind 2003. The system allows faster play, so it’s really good for casual play. We’ve had tournaments here in San Antonio without banning Duo Lon, and it wasn’t that bad. The roster was refreshing in a way, but it needed maybe two more teams to make it feel right.
My favorite would probably be 2000, followed by 2002 and '98. Gameplay wise, I really disliked '99 (nothing really connected right), and the music(?) of 2001. The game is actually good once you get past the poor presentation and sounds.
(My GOD team: 2001 - Kyo, May Lee, Foxy, Heidern)