PC Review - 'Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition'
22 July 2011
Summary: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2-D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, beefed up online modes, and more.
Excerpt: When you think of PC gaming, you don’t think of fighting games. And yet the genre’s got a history on the platform – SEGA’s Virtua Fighter and Midway’s Mortal Kombat series spring to mind. Now, some five months after the western console release, PC gamers can taste the sweet, sweet nectar of Capcom’s superb Street Fighter IV. So, how does it shape up?
Excerpt: Fighting game fans who only own a PC have a shortage of good titles available so the release of Street Fighter IV on this platform is big news. Capcoms biggest game has been around for almost 20 years now and has legendary status, but the big question has yet to be answered - is the PC version actually any good?
Excerpt: There are those of us who are old enough to remember a time when going to the video arcade was the most possible fun to be had in video gaming. Yes, we had our “family computer” machines and PC’s at home, but the beachfront arcade had the really good stuff: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with four player support, Wonder Boy, Double Dragon. And Street Fighter 2.
Excerpt: Capcom's got a good history recently of porting their big-name games to the PC. If rumor is to be believed, Capcom actually gets a working build of most of their games going on the PC, and only then do they finish up the console versions. Then they polish the PC version and release it months afterwards - not only to delay widespread piracy of their bigger games, but also to often give PC players the DLC content for free, which is a nice bonus included in the already...
Conclusion: As much as I complain about Street Fighter IV , it is far from a bad game. Even in its unpolished state it is still better than most other fighters. The netcode is not as good as HDR , but most matches are playable enough. It has a strong character roster, but all four of the new characters either look stupid or are worthless and I don’t like the changes that have been made to a few of the returning favorites; minus a million points for making Blanka way too slow - I...