In interviews, Roth always said he made the lyrics fun, which is probably why you think Hagar's lyrics are sappy. Different attitudes.
MK was all about graphics, glitz and amusement. The SF series was about gameplay, adrenaline, and fighting. This is supported by the fact that all the MK never made it big in Japan. For those that disagree, go to any arcade in Japan, like I did for two years straight, and just see how far your stupid juggling, friendship, combos get. Speed and reflexes are the true sport of fighting games. SF gets it done right. Americans are famous in Japan because they are fat, and eat so much, yet a Japanese guy can eat more hot dogs. What's up with that?
Erm....your post makes perfect sense yes...Hhahaha...Some people on this board are just too much....:):):)