So, IMHO, you've got a few main aspects to a game's combos: execution, length, paths, variety, and flexibility.
Execution is what most people think of first when they think of combos. Good execution is a requirement to use combos, with good varying by game. Shorter combos are easier to execute, longer combos are harder. Let's go through some games. (I'll also start to tackle length here.)
- If you want a game without combos, play Divekick.
- Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Fantasy Strike are games that focus heavily on short combos that are based around jump-in > normal x special (x being cancel). You have to time your jump-in button correctly to leave your opponent in hitstun long enough for you to throw out and hit with your grounded normal, and then execute your special move before your cancel window is up. So, with Ryu, you might do jHK (jumping heavy kick) cMK (crouching medium kick) fireball (down>downforward>forward+heavy punch motion). This is short, but feels alright. The timing is satisfying becau