The reason I love DoA over other fighters? Because it is a true fighting game. None of this Hadoken-Get-Over-Here-Magic-Enhanced special move bullshit. It is straight up kung-fu fighting. Sure flashy over the top fighters like Marvel VS Capcom and Soul Calibur are fun and have a place in my heart, but DoA just has a certain cinematic quality about the fights that you don't get in traditional fighters. I also like how in DoA if you play smart you can level the playing field against an opponent almost instantly.