I purchased a used copy of Street Fighter IV several months ago. It didn't grab me. It seemed horribly complicated and I only played it for a few hours, snagging only one achievement for completing a challenge room. I was a Mortal Kombat guy, anyway.
However, after reading about the relationship and Japanese name switching between Vega, M. Bison and Balrog, my interest was rekindled. It is a silly reason to experience a rennaisance, but, there you have it. I have now received two more acievements and I am still not any good at the game. Why do I keep playing it?
Probably just for the cutsecnes and rediculous nature of the plot threads. I've beated arcade mode on "medium" with four characters: Ken, Ryu, Vega, and M. Bison. I don't have an interest in being able to pull off the moves at will, much less actually learn frame counts and reconize the need to cancel out of moves. But I keep putting hours and hours into the arcade mode with a feverish "get through with just one more character" mentality. I can only liken this obsession to harvest moon: " I HAVE to get this crop of potatoes in. I just NEED to. "
The truth is I've been charmed. The art style and flat out rediculous nature have me hooked, at least for a few days at least. If you'll excuse me, I have to swear at the screen some more and get back to playing exclusively with the left analog stick and right trigger and bumper.