Saturday, July 9, 2011

PC Players Rejoice...

Gameplay - 8/10
Storyline - 7/10
Graphics - 8/10
Game Score : 23/30

Many of my friends doubted me and said it would never happen but on this day I prove them wrong. Welcome to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a 2011 fighting game produced by Capcom. Although initially questioned due to the rampant piracy the original Street Fighter IV suffered on the platform, on April 12th, 2011 it was announced that a PC version would be released in July 5, 2011, with the contents of Arcade Edition included. It is an updated version of Street Fighter IV and has been said to mark the definitive end of the Street Fighter IV series. Much like Street Fighter IVSuper Street Fighter IV features 3D backgrounds and characters played on a 2D plane. Exclusive additions like Focus Attacks and separate meters for both Super and Ultra Combos make a return. The Ultra Combo gauge and moves has been left unchanged since Street Fighter IV. All characters feature at least two Ultra Combos. However, only one Ultra can be selected at a time in a way similar to the Super Arts system in the Street Fighter III series.

Similar to past entries, Super Street Fighter IV is played using an eight-way directional system giving players the ability to jump, crouch, and move towards and away from opponents. Generally, there are six attack buttons for both punch and kick commands with three of each type, differing in strength and speed. Similar to the latter two games from the Street Fighter III series, grabs are performed by pressing both light attacks, while taunts are performed by pressing both heavy attacks simultaneously. When playing through the single-player mode, if toggled on, there are additional bonus stages allowing a chance to receive additional points, similar to the ones found in Street Fighter II. The first challenge involves breaking a car while the second has players break as many barrels as they can. The biggest addition to the original game is the new character roster from the original Street Fighter IV for PC:

Dee Jay | T. Hawk | Adon
Cody | Guy | Dudley 
Ibuki | Makoto | Juri 
Hakan | Evil Ryu | Oni
Yun | Yang

The main aspects of this game that most people have been looking forward to are the improved net code for online gameplay, character balancing, varying additions to the online replay channel as well as the fan favorite character Evil Ryu. If you are a fan of the series or fighting games in general this game is a must own without a doubt.

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