sets the standard.,
This review is from: Super Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
i picked this up a couple of months ago having seen a few video's for it and due to the low price.i hadnt played a street fighter game since street fighter 2 turbo on the snes way back in 92(yes i am that old!)and at first it seemed to me that not alot had changed except for the updated visuals,how wrong was i?
at first i started playing arcade mode,managing to pull off special moves and then ultra combo's which were fun and visually stunning but it all seemed abit empty to me,i seemed to be able to walk through the arcade mode on normal difficulty and then a few weeks later on hard difficulty thinking i was amazingly good on this game.it was only when i took ken into my first online battle i realized how much id underestimated the fighting mechanics of this game.
super street fighter 4 is by far the deepest and best fighting game i have ever played,its not just about being good with 1 character and destroying everyone with the same tactics because that doesnt work at all and thats what i love,you've got to figure out how to play against different characters because each character plays so vastly different.
the characters are balanced brilliantly and they all have the potential to be amazingly strong,just with alot of practice!but there is such a sense of achievement when you start winning matches online because this is a game that is very hard to be good at.
lets put it this way,ive allways prefered mortal kombat over street fighter,tekken over street fighter,dead or alive over street fighter etc,etc,etc.this game blows any fighting game of any generation out of the water and pretty much makes them unplayable,it really is that good.
i brought mvc 3 on the day of release but its been made redundant already in favor of ssf4.id advise anyone who has ever been even remotely interested in fighting games to pick this up over any already released fighting game,it is quite simply amazing once you've got the hang of it.
p.s thanku to the guys that are better than me and give me severe ass kickings online (and theres loads)without you i would never have learned how to get better and get as much out of this game as i do.