Super Street Fighter IV
A must for the collection
Review Capcom’s Super Street Fighter IV release is the antithesis of EA’s 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa, and a rare beast in the ever-increasingly profit-driven videogames world.
In stark contrast to EA’s footballing cash-cow, Super Street Fighter IV is both love letter and thank you to the one million-plus gamers who shelled out full price on last year’s Street Fighter IV (not to mention the 27 or so million who’ve shelled out on other Street Fighter titles in its 23-year history).
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At first glance, you’d be forgiven for mistaking SSFIV’s improvements as merely cosmetic. Ten new fighters bring the already impressive roster to a whopping total of 35. There are new costumes for every character and, more importantly, each has a new Ultra move. As always with Street Fighter updates, Capcom has improved the balance of disparate fighting styles to reduce the probability of encountering cheat moves.
So, why fork out money on a title that, like World Cup, South Africa is little more than additional content and minor tweaks to a long running franchise?
Well, because it is developed by Capcom, and not EA Sports; because its SRP is only £29.99 and not £49.99; and, ultimately, because Capcom seems more concerned with your gaming interests than its balance sheet.
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Want - Will not Buy...
While I would love to support Capcom and get this game, as long as I can't update my PS3 (aka remove OtherOS option) I will not buy it.
Well Worth the money
Played it loved it and now love the online system
Gotta get this
Had SF4 and thought it was awesome (minus the music!!) I've got to get this as I've seen many positive reviews about it.
Just got it, and absolutely love it !
the new fighters are great too, that Juri is an absolute joy to play
I also felt like not just getting some add-ons , compared to the previous version,but a different game, which is good, the AI for solo play has been changed, I always play in hardest mode and it has become a lot more difficult ! great !
Some of the menu backgrounds are ... a bit rubbish I found, not sure what went on there, but that is really not important :)
Choice of 2 ultras ... great, why do I have to choose prior and not have access to both during play ?
For 20 squids ?
buy buy buy
and give your old SF4 away