Hey i don't want you to feel that i was trying to impress anything on you And i apologize if i have. We all have our own taste i can whole heartedly agree friend.
I guess the thing that i meant to say was that the fun and excitement around sf4 for me, is more about raw nostalgia and pure un-adulterated glee then anything.(and finally play as ryu&kens master hehe)
Ya im a HUGE 2-D fan myself as i am nearing my 30th B-DAY i respect all that came during my childhood time. Im talking about megaman, mario and some good ol SF2. I still remember the long ass lines at the arcade machine, the stale ass popcorn/pizza, the trash talk(face2face), the exciting buzz in the air, and that weird pedo old guy in the corner LOL. I loved it all...except the weird pedo dude. Now we are reduced to homophobic,racist 13 years olds cursing us out over xbox live. What happened to this gaming art and craft i loved so much? What happened to the character, colors, and creativity...now everything is a muted grey FPS.
Besides that i miss old school 2-d Disney, and anime that rocked like the sf2 animated movie and all its fan service cheesy goodness. I know it doesn't make much since to include ibuki, or makoto(time wise to say the least) but when i went home and me and my Aging gamer friends(fathers and grown men now) huddled around the screen PLAYING a round of SF4 it was like i was 13 again...Sf3 didn't come out until around junior or senior year of high school and while i have MAD respect around the animation & game-play i guess i have more ties to the original SF2 which i FELL the original concept of SF4 was centered around. BTW:it would take MAD effort to do that baby in HD)
They just struck a cord with my hind-site i suppose. Im an easy buy LOL. Heres my digital paint of ibuki...i would love a PRO to give me a critique or two as i have much respect for your art. Again, wasn't trying to lay that on you in a negative way. I love to see different perspectives on things man so i appreciate your thoughts. Later