There seems to be a lot of negativity on these forums, so I thought I'd make a thread for people who don't hate life and aren't trying to win the title of 'Giant Bomb's No.1 Depressing Cynical poster'. So..... I've been looking forward to this game for a while and it's really delivered on so many levels. The online works perfectly. The characters are intricately designed and all are super interesting - All the little quirks and small touches to the animations give the whole thing a lot of heart. It's accessible as hell but feels like it has tons of depth. It's hella tough - arcade mode is a lot of fun and a pretty decent challenge. The custom team size is amazing. There aren't many games that feel like a labor of love these days. This is one of the rare times I've played a game and felt 'Yeah, this was made by people who love these kinds of games.'
There seem to have been a lot of kneejerk reactions to this game, which I guess is expected given the subject nature, but at the end of the day, it's a stellar fucking fighting game. You know what else is a good example of it's quality? The fact they weren't willing to slap in a shitty moveslist. It's an honest move. I hope this game does really well for them. I can't wait to see what they do with DLC.
Edit: By a 'shitty moveslist'. I meant a rushed or hastily thrown together moveslist. It's not meant as sarcasm. Gimme a break, I've worked 80 hours in the past week.