Excerpt: One of the world’s greatest… yes… I said it… greatest fighting franchises scissor kicks its way onto the PS3 that not only pays homage to the original games but transforms it into something very special for next generation consoles. Although the original game still dates well, the franchise did need a facelift and boy did Capcom sure do this. With updated gameplay, high resolution graphics, new characters and even online play… Street Fighter has definitely hit 2010 hard!
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.
(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.
Conclusion: To upgrade or not to upgrade? In the absence of proper integration for the new characters in terms of Arcade mode rival fights and Challenge mode combo training, only the hardcore will get the most out of Arcade Edition but then again, who outside the hardcore is still playing Street Fighter IV nearly three years after its release?
Excerpt: I believe that Super Street Fighter IV is the single greatest fighting game of this generation. When I think of all the major components of a great fighting game (value, content, balancing), there really is no question. There are a number of great modern fighting games out there, but in my mind, this one is the best. It boils down to this: if you like Street Fighter IV , this game belongs in your collection.