Excerpt: Street Fighter is known as one of the best, if not THE best, fight game series ever. This 2D fighter made its debut about twenty two years ago but it was its successor Street Fighter II: The World Warrior that went running with all the prizes.
Excerpt: It's been just under 12 years since the last proper Street Fighter sequel. That game was 1997's Street Fighter III: New Generation. Now, that long wait is over. Now, Street Fighter IV is upon us.
Conclusion: To call this game a Diablo clone would be an understatement. Torchlight takes place in a solitary town with an ever expanding, randomly generated dungeon. It features magic potions, town portals, randomly generated loot drops, and tons of enemies that require an excessive amount of mouse clicking.
Excerpt: Every genre of video game has a recognizable character or series that one would instantly think of when it comes to the specific genre. For RPGs (Role Playing Games) it has to be “Final Fantasy.” For sports it’s “Madden.
Conclusion: If that hasn’t convinced you to pick up a copy of SFIV, maybe this will: the graphics are outstanding! Sure, the character models are hulking monsters compared to their original opposites, but they have now gone 3D and look beautiful in motion.
Conclusion: The animated intros and endings are stiff, but it's hard to bemoan something so supplemental. I like the silly little stories. It's not why I play the game, but I don't mind that they exist. And of course, there are a large number of extra characters to unlock, including a personal favorite: Rose.
Summary: Street Fighter IV
is a true fighting game through and through. No over-complicated game modes or additional mini games get in the way of the straight-up combat, and there aren’t any bells and whistles tacked on for the sake of things.
Pros: Excellent graphics, Easy to pick up, Great online mode
Cons: No additional modes, Won't convert any non-fighting fans