Updated remix massively expands popular fighting franchise.
Common Sense Media
16 August 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that, as fighting games go, there are much more violent and gory ones to be concerned about than Ultra Street Fighter IV ( like Mortal Kombat) . But bear in mind that it is still a fighting game, and while there's no blood or gore, combat between male and female players is the primary focus. Players can use their fists and feet, weapons (including knives). and magic blasts to defeat enemies.
Summary: The Street Fighter series is one that will always invariably undergo several revisions, all in the name of uncovering the perfect fighter. Ultra Street Fighter IV , the latest iteration of 2009's massively popular Street Fighter IV , is an exemplary specimen of what cherry-picking mechanics, features, brawlers, and balancing alterations can do for an already venerable fighting game.
Conclusion: Concept: The absolute best – and maybe last– version of Street Fighter IV…again
Graphics: Character models and stages were never jaw-dropping to begin with. At five years old, the engine is showing its age
Sound: Some slight volume imbalances with the new characters, but otherwise the sounds are familiar
Playability: The character balances may seem insignificant to casual players, but new fighters give them a reason to give it another go
Entertainment: The new Team...
Excerpt: Does Ultra Street Fighter IV feel new enough to revitalize a five year old game? The value of this update will depend on your frame of reference, but while it’s almost impossible to approach the fourth revision in five years without a healthy amount of cynicism, this fighter’s strengths are as obvious as ever.
Conclusion: I have tried to find the difference between the commercial and the free versions of Killing Floor . Apart from the commercial game being tied to Steam, I can’t find any difference at all. So the question is, what does the game have to offer to its punters? It beats me. It looks just as old as when it was first released in 2005 and has no additional content, unless you are willing to pay for it.
Conclusion: Red Faction: Guerrilla is the complete package – bombastic action, oodles of variety, heavy firepower, destruction on an immense scale and an open sandbox world that places no restrictions on where you can go or how you approach your objectives. The story, characters and location may lack the depth and detail of say GTA IV’s, but then this is an altogether different animal.
Excerpt: Can a game really fail to be fun if it involves blowing buildings up? Well, of course not, but it’s even better when said buildings fall to bits in a convincing manner: crumbling and giving way in the very manner that they would be expected to upon being purposely demolished. It’s not surprising that developer, Volition have gone down this destructible route, previous Red Faction games have shown a desire for the devastation of your surrounding environment, but, now that...