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?
Conclusion: It's flawed in places, but this is still a game that expertly demonstrates to the rest of the gaming world why Capcom are still considered the kings of the fighting genre. It's no incremental upgrade and brings more than just character balancing to the table, managing to improve, fix and surpass the original Street Fighter IV in every way imaginable - and they've done it at less than full price. This is how you do an upgrade.