Well, this is from a few hours at Shang's place. Good: 1) The flow - this game definatly has a better flow to it. 2) Character - now the fighters really feel as if they have come into their own. 3) Speed - I am definatly digging the faster pace. Bad: Stage design - we turned off stage select cause it really just does not matter...Shang said it and I agree - it feels like a rush job..the platforms you fight on feel out of place in almost everyone of the stages and they are ALL the same friggen shape...it just gets really, really boring to me...Give me Pai's rooftop, Taka's sumo-circle, Lion's Church...I really feel the stages in VF3 have MUCH more character and are simply more interesting to fight in. 2) Some character changes. Akira, at intermediate level play is an absolute Pig and Wolf is just rediculously overpowered from what I could tell. My fav. fighter Sarah...what can I say...does someone at AM2 have something against her?? She continues to get worse... 3) Sidestepping. GIve me my E button. Hell, if you could get as good as a sidestep as you could with the E button with the joystick inputs I would be happy...but thus far, I don't see it. 4) Leg "catching" - as when you tried to do a sweep, the leg just now goes right through the person if blocked as apposed to getting caught up on the person as it did in 3. I found it really does detract from the game having this removed...again a step backwards. Overall, the gameplay is GENERALLY better, but has taken some hits..but its still VF and currently the best fighter out and I plan on enjoying it for some time...but I still can't help but wonder what VF might of been had Sega been in better financial shape.