Please share your knowledge of makes each franchise unique and appealing. Franchises that picqued my curiousity are Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and Soul Calibur, but feel free to suggest your favorite.
As a beginner I do not yet know for sure what kind of gameplay I would enjoy the most even if I may have some starting preferences. I think I would enjoy a game that is *relatively closer* to real life:
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Fewer unstoppable combos
No double jumps or aerial fighting
Basic punches, kicks and some grappling decide the fight
Distance management and timing play a key role
Other features I look for are a thriving online community, memorable characters and storylines, and well balanced fighters.
I'm a PC player and plan to use the keyboard.