Excerpt: Super Street Fighter IV is the most recent release in the hardcore known franchise. This PS3 and Xbox 360 home console video game takes an artistic direction. The intro movie has to be seen to be believed. It also gives families a glimpse of the numerous issues in Super Street Fighter IV. Players punch, kick, and use insane super powers to defeat their opponent. Super Street Fighter IV hints that these powers are spiritual in nature.
Summary: If you never played a 2D fighting game before and are looking for the newer model, you probably can’t go wrong picking up
Super Street Fighter IV
. This is a decent 2D fighting game, complete with tools newbies would need to get up to speed. It’s nice to finally have the Car Crusher and Barrel Buster Bonus Stages in the game but these lose whatever limited intrinsic appeal they possess and wear out their welcome rather quickly.
Pros: All 35 characters available at boot up., Online battles can be a lot of fun, (unless you get one of the many cheap fighting losers noted)., Still the best 2D fighting game series around
Cons: A cheap ploy to get everyone into gaming online and purchasing ongoing upgrades. Remember, kiddies, it’s not about quality product…it’s about, licensing, , and racking up, ongoing, endless fees for access to same, Removal of the Time Trial and Survival Modes?, As with all 2D fighters, moves and combos can be difficult to pick up for those less familiar with the series., As with most 2D fighters (and to a lesser extent, 3D fighters as well), moves are cheap, (particula...
Conclusion: Arcade Edition comes in two flavors--either as a download via the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live to upgrade an existing Super Street Fighter IV copy or as a budget-priced retail box that includes the entire game. For Super owners, Arcade Edition isn't a dramatic overhaul of the game, and its worth really depends on how competitive you want to stay when playing online.
Pros: Solid, fun fighting, All four new characters are interesting additions, Across the board character balancing.
Excerpt: , the whole community has been revitalized. Sure, they still drive up to big cities to do local tournaments that cover both new and old games, but now there's a secondary community, one that plays online.
Conclusion: I'm glad Capcom released the Arcade Edition and gave buyers a choice to get it via DLC or the full retail release ($15, $40). For avid Street Fighters, this is a solid purchase, but everyone else can do just as well holding out for a price cut.
SSF IV: Arcade Edition Features A Reduced Price Along With Minimal Improvements
6 June 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Add four characters and some bonus replay features, call it a new edition
Graphics: The same graphics you saw in 2009
Sound: The same sound you heard in 2009
Playability: Only the most hardcore fighting fans will notice the tweaks and balancing
Entertainment: Street Fighter IV was a blast, and this is too if you haven't burnt yourself out on the game
Replay: Moderately High
Review: Super Street Fighter IV (Microsoft Xbox 360)
9 August 2010
Summary: : Super Street Fighter IV is pretty much as good as its predecessor and features more characters and new modes to boot, and while it doesn’t impress as much as its predecessor, it’s still a fun time that’s worth owning if you’re a fan of the series or fighting games in general. The presentation is as good as ever, there are plenty of fun and involved things to see and do, the gameplay is still quite solid, and the game is challenging enough for veterans while still being...
Excerpt: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is available as both a retail disc and as downloadable content. This review covers the retail disc, which is a stand alone release. This update provides some tweaks to the original Super Street Fighter IV warriors, as well as four new playable characters. New to this version are Evil Ryu, Oni, Yun, and Yang. The latter two should be familiar, since we saw them in Street Fighter III, but they’re retooled here, of course.