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Can't wait for the next EX installment...
on 13 April 2003
Street Fighter EX 3 is an excellent play - especially with 3 or more people at once with the dramatic battles (3/4 players fighting at same time with multitap/extra computer opponents) make for a lot of fun, with special tag entrances and moves for certain tag pairs (eg: Ryu + Ken). However Single Player mode is far too easy to complete (the medal challenges are hard, but do we really wanna chase medals, or beat down Bison?). Ken (and Evil Ryu) get the old skool Tatsumaki-Senpuu-Kyaku (Hurricane Kick) back - missing from SFEX+A - which is a nice touch, and the Meteor and Tag Combos are devastating to your opponent (nothing makes me laugh more than smashing a 30 hit combo on Blanka with the Critical Parade - where you double team your opponent for about 5 seconds with infinite combo energy!). Graphics are sweet, both scenery and characters are pleasing to the eye (although the hadokens do look like flying glowing mushrooms). The create mode - where u purchase moves for "Ace", the special created fighter allows you to put (almost) all of your favourite moves together.
This would be a great game if the Single Player mode was more than 6 stages long, if the Single Player wasn't the easiest thing going (even Shin (super) Bison is amazingly easy on Hard difficulty), you had ALL the Street Fighter characters from past and present (even though SFEX+A had like 6 shotokan karate guys - at least there was a choice). The biggest surprise to me was that they have left Akuma out of this version. Why?! He's in Capcom vs. SNK 2 (and so's Shin Akuma) and he's always been the best challenge in Single Player. How can you have the good ol' fashioned Good vs. Evil fight when you dont have Akuma??
I can't wait for the EX 4 (if and when it comes out), I would love to see a massive choice of all the fighters from every SF game, a more challenging Single Player (get rid of the stupid medal system to unlock stuff too!) and I'd like to see the colour edit system that is in Cvs.SNK 1&2 brought over to EX - if you can change the colours on 3D Half Life models etc... why not on this?
If you're looking for more of a challenge go buy Capcom v. SNK 2, if you're looking for something to play when your mates are round, buy EX 3.