Conclusion: When Street Fighter X Tekken came out back in March, there was some excitement for the game as it combined two historic fighting game franchises in a battle for the ages. Then the controversy about Capcom’s DLC practices were brought to light and the game suffered fan disappointment and extreme rage, vowing to never to buy a Capcom product again.
Excerpt: Crossover fighting games are often just about the characters – WHAT will HAPPEN when TWO worlds COLLIDE and so on. Rarely are they true crossbreeds like Street Fighter X Tekken, a game that takes the peerless Street Fighter IV as its base but adds a huge Tekken character roster and key mechanics from Namco’s series. Most Street Fighter games have eventually found their way to the PC, but we’ve been largely spared the winding history of Tekken.
Conclusion: Overall, Street Fighter X Tekken is a great
crossover title and more than meets our
expectation of having two iconic franchises duke
it out in one intense close combat! The game has
tons of creative features, from Scramble Mode to
Pandora Mode, from Gem System to Juggle System,
from Super Arts to Cross Arts – practically
Street Fighter X Tekken has it all! The visuals
are so highly artistic that you can almost feel
the depth of impact within the special moves.
Excerpt: As gamers, we have our own mythology. You know who Robin Hood is? Sure, everyone knows who Robin Hood is. You know who Wolverine is? That’ll be your comic book mythology, which has bled pretty well into the mainstream of late. But would you recognise Heihachi Mishima if he got onto the same bus as you? If you went to a fancy dress party and there were two guys there dressed as Ryu and Ken, would you immediately understand the reference?
Excerpt: Introduction, setup, requirements Capcom was once yet another publisher infamous for its shoddy ports from console to PC, but in recent years has seen the light, so to speak, and begun taking great care with each and every release on our beloved platform. The most recent example of this fortitude: Street Fighter X Tekken, a fighter throwing two famous casts together into one complete experience.
Excerpt: And so the classic 2D versus 3D fighting game rivalry has come to a head, but not quite in the way that you'd expect. Instead, the creative minds behind Street Fighter and Tekken have joined forces in an unlikely project that strives to combine the best of both worlds. The lines of battle have been drawn in what is sure to be one of the most ambitious fighting game collaborations to date, but will Street Fighter x Tekken prove that some boundaries are just not meant to...
Excerpt: Having said that, those two franchises made some sense together than Street Fighter X Tekken, if only because all the characters in these games moved in a 2D space and their move sets were relatively left intact with no significant changes in how you would play them in each game save for a few combos and time-based attacks. This however is not the case with SFXT, especially with the Tekken characters which are essentially skinned Street Fighter characters.
Pros: Graphics look amazing, fast paced action, presentation is top notch, fighting system easy to pick up but fights remain challenging.
Cons: Won’t keep you nailed to the TV for epic marathon sessions; you can drive 18-wheeler trucks through the holes in the storyline; and not the greatest amount of choice in the customisation feature.