Reviews and Problems with Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
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Street Fighter III: Third Strike – Online Edition (XBLA)
Video Game Generation
10 November 2011
Summary: Hardcore Street Fighter fans should love
Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition
. It’s the game they’ve been waiting for, and difficult beyond belief. Further, Capcom has added online play so gamers can play against the likeminded across the globe. That said, newcomers to the series or gamers with less than perfect dexterity will find the game difficult to play, much less compete against others online.
Pros: Online play much improved over Capcom’s annoying, blank screened, endless queue plagued, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, After a long wait and much fan demand, the game has finally arrived.
Cons: The end boss is cheap as hell., The characters are EXTREMELY lame, as are the soundtrack and the bonus games, and serve as a poignant reminder that the 90’s were far from the best of times., Controls are complex and difficult to execute in the heat of battle if you're not a hardcore series veteran., “Music by Adam Tentsta.”
Excerpt: Few decade-old games get quite the treatment and fanfare that Capcom's classic, Street Fighter III: Third Strike , is getting in its newest home console port. SFIII Online Edition is a downloadable title priced at a reasonable $15, and it includes a huge pile of features that make this a love letter to the fans of what they say is the most polished fighting game of the 1990s.
Excerpt: When SF III: 3rd Strike Online was first announced, I was excited not just because one of the greatest 2D fighters ever was coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but also that I’d be able to play it online again. SF III: 3rd Strike was the final game I played when Microsoft shut down the original Xbox Live service, and it feels great to not only do that after a year+ absence, but also play the best overall version of the game ever released on a console.
Summary: Bringing the new generation of World Warriors to new consoles, Street Fighter III: Third Strike – Online Edition takes one of the deepest, most sophisticated fighting games of all time online with an arcade perfect re-creation.
Excerpt: While watching capoeira master Elena kick the crap out of stretchy-limbed Necro, expert players will marvel at how arcade-perfect this re-creation of the 1997 coin-op looks. Less experienced players, however, will likely be overwhelmed by the various parries, super moves, and move cancels while the fighters fly across the screen. A series of very difficult parry and combo trials are what you’re given to learn the game.
Pros: + Fantastic remake of an often-forgotten fighter., + Tons of great challenges and modes for players to master; lets you view other folks’ replays in-game and upload yours to YouTube.
Cons: ? Where’s our Mortal Kombat remake that’s this good?
Excerpt: Long-time Capcom players know that SF III: 3rd Strike is the least-forgiving and hardest to learn 2D fighter the company has put out. Thankfully, the company recognized that and in this version, actually put in some great training tools to help you get used to things. The trials mode gives you very specific criteria to meet - you’ll have to successfully parry a certain number of attacks in a row, or try out character-specific moves until you execute them perfectly...
Conclusion: putting out a quickly emulated port; the company has promised that this digital release of Third Strike features the most flawless port of an Arcade game ever attempted. A rather bold claim, considering the number of dedicated (and often obsessive) fans who could easily spot the most miniscule of missing frames or lag that is often expected from Arcade re-releases.
Conclusion: Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition is the best of the recently released Street Fighter games for PSN and Xbox Live. It maintains everything that made the original great, plus it adds solid online play and great depth with trials and challenges. It's definitely worth any hardcore Street Fighter fan's time and money.