Monday, August 09, 2010
Super Street Fighter IV
Having recently moved, I haven't really had a ton of time to get any gaming in, but as things are settling down I'm finally starting to dig into some of these games that I've bought over the past few months.
I really enjoyed Street Fighter IV but I also wasn't all that excited about buying what I thought was practically the same game twice... I ended up caving because of the low price, and man is this game good!
I'm one of those guys that can claim that he was a fan of the first Street Fighter game in the arcade and played a ton of it back in the day. In fact, I bought my NES Advantage joystick just so I could practice "hands fire!" fireballs. Back when Street Fighter II came out, I was really happy to see a sequel and remember getting on a pay phone (remember those?) and calling my best friend to get him down to the arcade to check it out. Anyways, needless to say, I'm a big fan of the series.
Now I get to say how much I love Super Street Fighter IV. I luuurrrve it! Just before I moved I was playing the crap out of it and here I am again hooked all over. I was hooked last year with Street Fighter IV came out, and its a repeat!
I would have to say my favorite feature of the game is the ability for me to fight the computer, and have people "put up their quarter" so to speak and challenge me. I have had bouts of playing this game where I've taken on all challengers for up to 4 hours straight, much to the chagrin of my wife, because I get really heated up when things don't go my way. I especially loathe it when a player pulls out Akuma, because I don't care what anyone says about the health balancing, I still view him as a cheater character from back in the day, and I'll never see him as otherwise.
Anyways, I have bouts where I do really well, and bouts where I do really horrible. I've fluctuated from B to D class in the game a couple times by now just due to winning and losing streaks. Honestly though, I just don't care where I end up with that. I just like playing! I don't know what it is, but the fact that its all pretty much a level playing field and you just bring what you have to the table really appeals to me in this game. I kinda play old school style, not really juggling people all that much, in fact my primary character is Blanka, so I'm usually on the offensive and try to overwhelm my opponent with movement.
If you haven't picked up Super Street Fighter IV, I would really recommend it, especially if you've ever been a fan of the series, as this is the definitive version of the game and covers a wide spectrum of what the entire series has had to offer over the years in terms of taking all the best stuff from the best versions and putting it in one game.
I'm sure a bunch of the SSFIV players are going to migrate to marvel vs capcom 3 when it comes out, but I personally think a bunch will stick around to play this because of their differences. I never really got into the m vs c games that much because of all of the crazy jumping around. It usually just devolves into a juggle fest, which I never really saw the appeal of, even going back to the canned combos of Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat 3.