When you get down to the fighting, this game is better than Street Fighter IV. The combos are so fluid and its a really fast fighter when you play against a friend. The Online play can get really jello-like at times, but dont worry, the developers of the game are coming up with a patch within the next week to make it better, after that online play will be smooth like SF IV's online play. I have played some pretty good matches online so dont let my previous observation discourage you. All the animations and backgrounds are 100% hand drawn and are really beautiful at worst. There is really no story mode but the fighting action is really fast paced and thats really what matters in a fighting game. This game won best of E3 for a reason, and its living up to that title and once the online play is patched up, this game will be one of the best fighters of the past few years. Yes, there are only 22 fighters in the game, but its totally worth it, they're all great to play with. DLC will be coming soon too with more fighters.
yes: I recommend this product