Reviews and Problems with Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
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20 September 2012
Summary: The GGPO netcode and online lobby system are great in this game. Other fighters should take note of what Third Strike Online Edition does right. I don't consider the defensive Third Strike gameplay to be on par with Super Turbo and SF4 Arcade Edition. It's okay. Just try to ignore some of the terrible generic rap music sewed into this game's presentation.
Summary: Having not played this game before I decided to purchase it as street fighter 2's online function is terrible. Having played through the arcade mode and multiple times online against much better street fighter players I really feel as though this one is one for the series fans only as opposed to newcomers who want an old school style beat - em up.
Summary: SF and fighting game fans altogether will surely appreciate the package Capcom has put into this. This game has spawned a whole new blood of fighters that may rival Daigo but probably just never got to join tournaments. despite being old, it still holds well even today. perhaps even better than some current fighters out there. problem is, despite being called Online Edition, there are tons of problems regarding online such as the matchmaking and ranking.
Summary: Maybe I'm getting old or I've remembered the game with rose tinted glasses, but this game just feels a little off to me. Seems a little faster than the original, and parrying is more a game of chance than skill. It however is still an epic legend that is simply one of the more in-depth SF ever made, but with no real tutorial this isn't noob friendly, in-fact if you have never played this before than I strongly urge you to think long and hard before buying it!
Summary: Very disappointing port: no matchmaking filters online, terrible matchmaking system overall (ranked is completely broke; player match lists are very slow to load and don't give an accurate picture of connection quality or of which characters are banned, etc), no dummy recording in training mode, no input display in training mode, you can't turn the crappy "VP" sidebars off, you can't switch back to the classic 3rd Strike menus, and the Youtube upload feature is a joke...
Summary: Ridiculous that this game is getting scored low here, what so the SF4 generation have never seen a 2d fighter before or something? oh dear...... fact is this is the most technical SF ever produced and doesn't rely on the simple button mashing that 4 does - this IS street fighter in its prime. The game takes skill to get something out of it, but the amazing detail, animation and added XBL content really helps you get stuck in.
Summary: This is definitely my least favourite SF. Its obviously an extremely technical and balanced fighter, but it doesn't have the accessibility to go a long with that to make it fun for someone who is anything other than the most hardcore of fighting game enthusiasts. The trials are extremely frustrating, it took me 20 minutes just to parry Ken's shoryuken.
Summary: I bought Third Stirke in first place for playing it obviously online. The Matchmaking is HORRIBLE. Its takes ages to find an opponent at least with a yellow connection. Playing Online works like this: -> 5 min search -<opponent with red connection -> repeat -> repeat -> finally someone with at least a yellow connection (if ur lucky). You just don't see the who ur connecting to so you cant choose people with good connections for Matches.
Summary: I got to say, the sentiments of the user reviews for this ahs been astounding, in that most of them have a bone to pick with capcom, and don't really care about the quality of the game itself. in any case, i found 3rd strike to be everything i had expected. the new look and artwork along with the new menu music did a good job to remind me that this is a bit more special than the old ports of the dreamcast, ps2 and xbox era.
Summary: Arguably the best Street fighter ever made. Wonderfully varied characters with equally varied, yet viable, play styles. Great depth due to excellent mechanics and, of course, the possibility to raise your game even further by virtue of the double edged sword that is the parry system. An all time classic lovingly brought back with cool added extras such as Youtube uploading, challenges and a comprehensive training mode.