Conclusion: It’s hard not to recommend SFXT to fans of the genre. There’s so much here to learn and so many new things to exploit that it’ll take a long while before you’ve mastered it. Conversely, that’s also its biggest hurdle; while its tutorials and gems make it an easier stepping stone for newcomers, it can also be quite overwhelming. SFXT has managed to incorporate all the best elements of both Tekken and Street Fighter, increasing its depth twofold, while somehow still...
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: 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.
Review: Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade FightStick Pro
10 April 2012
Excerpt: Arcade Sticks are a big passion of mine as I feel they are the ultimate gaming accessory for fighting fanatics. I previously had the opportunity to review the SoulCalibur MadCatz FightStick , and over the past few months it has almost become my best friend, in the fighting world that is. Looking at both of the FightSticks you’ll notice that there are many differences. One of the main noticeable changes from the SoulCalibur stick is the size.
Excerpt: Mad Catz have gone all out this year for Street Fighter x Tekken . Alongside the brand new FightStick Pro, which received an Editor’s Choice Award, Mad Catz have provided fighters a new Fightpad along the lines of the SFIV peripherals. Is the latest Fightpad worth the punch? Find out in this review.