My buddy and I got together and went head to head; it was awesome.
I like that each character reacts differently and has different skill sets. That if you are a grappler that your grappling skills are better then a non grappler. That if you are a striker your striking skills are better then a non striker. I like that they took all of this into account when designing this.
My buddy and I stepped away from the striking game and went to grappling only to test things out. Rua having a grappling background was much better on the ground and could easily reverse Chuck. Rua also could perform submissions better and his success rate was much higher. Chuck I would get to stand up much easier; as that is what Chuck does.
There is so much I have to learn because even going through the Tutorial twice, there are things I just cannot retain for memory and then you have to take into account the fighter you select because one fighters controls are not necessarily the same for the other. Just like when my buddy was playing Rua, he could drop to his back from a standing point where as I couldn't with Chuck. I thought it was me so when we switched things up I could drop Rua on demand to the ground whereas my buddy couldn't with Chuck either.
It is a good game and I look forward to trying other fighters to see their differences; strengths and weaknesses. I cannot wait to create my own character with the skills I have. And I look forward to the challenge Cord; you are on.