I was talking to another videogame designer the other day on a internet message board about DOA4 and how hard the AI is and how that is a dis-service to the average player. Fighting games are already a niche market. Making the few that do come out even more un-inviting is not helping matters at all, regardless of how many fanboy panty shots there are. His point was that fighting games are so niche that all it will take is something like GTA to have good combat and pow, there will no longer be a need for fighting games. Players will get their 'fill' from playing GTA.
At first I agreed with him but the more I thought about it, if GTA had a basketball as good as (insert some really good basketball game I have never played)
So i ask you readers if GTA had a combat system as good as Tekken would there still be a need for the next incarnation of Tekken?