Pros: Fantastic animations, Fighters look great in 3D, Remixed Street Fighter themes sound great, Fast and fluid gameplay, Deep fighter with solid balancing, Ton of single player challenges, lots of icons and titles to collect, Fantastic online experience
Cons: Bland backgrounds and terrible anime cut scenes, Poor English voice-overs, no lip-syncing, Fails to deliver on promise of “back-to-basics” gameplay, Cheap computer AI, Arcade mode feels a bit unrewarding due to unfairly good AI and poor opening and ending sequences
Excerpt: As the fighting game floodgates burst back open with the 2009 release of Street Fighter IV , another tradition of the early 90s fighting scene continues: sequelizing the living crap out of franchises! 2010 saw Super Street Fighter IV , followed in early 2011 with the 3DS launch title Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (which doesn’t really count, but whatever).
Pros: The same great Street Fighter IV gameplay with four new characters and a whole new strategy to learn
Cons: The balances to the gameplay are so minute that only the sharpest eye will see them
PS3/X360 Review - 'Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition'
28 August 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: It’s tough being a fighting game fan. You wait years at a time for the next installment of your favorite series, glumly watching it be released into arcades that probably don’t exist anywhere near you. You eat up every last little detail you can glean from the console version previews, be it the new characters, tweaked move sets, or updated graphics.
(PC Review) Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
The Entertainment Depot
18 July 2011
Summary: Seth aside, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a phenomenal fighter and well worth having in any PC gamer’s library. Being the only follow-up to Street Fighter IV on the PC, Arcade Edition is a substantial release that brings over a dozen new characters, numerous balances, and several multiplayer modes to the base game—and all for $39.99.
Summary: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition offers enough new content to warrant the fifteen dollars. But even with four new characters and some exciting online modes, I still wish there was more to this expansion pack. Die-hard fans will love it, but I suspect most people are ready to move on to the next Street Fighter game! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.