For instance, do you like zoning? Rush-down characters? Comboing? Spamming? Tech chasing? Being a brawler? Defensive? Aggressive and offensive? Button mashing maybe?
I personally like to have the ability to tech chase very aggresively, but I like the ability to be defensive as well. Sly Cooper is my main and I find it fun to try to do both with him. When you can use all of Sly's moves to limit your opponents wake up very well, it's just beautiful. His agility allows him to be very aggressive or defensive depending on my mood.
How about you guys?
I like rush down / aggressive but I use Fat Princess, so I get the zoning / spacing too.
As for defensive, any character can utilize that playstyle as it is imperative in defeating Kratos spam =P
I definitely don't like running away and spamming, only for like one attack to think of a new strategy, but I can't use those characters that are like, projectile-dependent.
I don't know if this is really a playstyle, but combos? I LOVE combos, I only play characters with fun, long combos, or difficult to pull off; I'm a sworn combo addict <3
This is slightly tangential, but I thought it was interesting how Emmet is a zoning, stance changing character, and his rival is his complete opposite in a rush-down combo character. I like to try to analyze each character so I can figure out how to play as and against them