Specifically in fighting games.
What makes someone who’s never touched a given game before pick Taokaka over Bang Shishigami? Seiger over Nakoruru? Scorpion over Raiden?
What do you look for in a character when you’re skimming the roster? What makes you stop and go “Awww sheeeeit, I’m gonna learn to ruin face with this dude!”
Also, do you prefer the fighting games where everyone uses weapons (i.e. Soul Calibur / Samurai Shodown) or the ones that are hand to hand (Street Fighter)?