As far as fighting games go, it's unrivalled as the king of the genre. That's the good news. The better news is that this Xbox 360 version is the absolute best version of VF5 possible, making it well worth that torturous wait following the PS3 release. This is the only way to play Version C, where Sega has tweaked the wonky character balance from the previous Version B. There's nothing hugely different that will have veterans spitting their Red Bull all over the TV in surprise, but Pai and Shun-Di have been toned down while Sarah and Aoi have been beefed up, redressing the balance.
These slight changes mean people have no excuse to go online and scream "Cheap" at anyone who has the audacity to beat them. Which is the other reason this is the ultimate version – people can go online. Find human opposition without leaving the comfort of their tea-stained sofa and tube of Pringles proudly standing tall next to it, in case Sir gets hungry from all the fighting. This is what gamers want from a modern-day fighting game. Balance and online play.