isekai are differentiated from the broader genre of portal fantasy by
(1) the world being travelled to being one that explicitly resembles fiction from the world being travelled from
(2) the underlying theme of travelling to another world as an escape from the demands of japanese society
(3) the protagonist being an unlikeable incel
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I think a lot of people are intimidated by fighting games because of an outdated understanding of what some games were like 20 or 30 years ago.
The genre has a reputation for being obtuse but every game from the last 15 years has a beginner-friendly tutorial.
Also a lot of people only watch high-level play and don't understand that that's not what's expected of them. You don't need to play a sport at a professional level to play with your friends in the backyard. Fighting games are the same way.
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