Gone are the days of begging mum or dad for coins so you could rush to the single arcade game that stood outside the corner store, so you could belt and mash the directional stick, hammer the buttons and take on all rivals and claim your prize as the neighborhood champion.
Kinda the same now? I don’t think so. Most time you sit at the arcade, it is feared that a person eye snipes you from the corner, sits down just as you swipe your game card, only to play one round until a Challenger comes along and PWNS! you (usually a young Asian kid ten years your junior).
That’s why I decided to purchase a Playstation 3 so I could sit in the comfort of High Definition glory and battle away like there’s no tomorrow.
With the advancement of technology, classic arcade games have gone through some major revamps, but now the memories of yesterday come flooding back with my latest purchase.Â With new graphics overhaul and in-game features, I am arcade-happy as I sit in my lounge and immerse myself in the true glory of STREET FIGHTER IV.
A New Beginning
Â From the classic Street Fighter. And after a gazillion sequels, the classic is back with a host of new features all wrapped up in the stunning art of japanese ink painting, close to the PS2 marvel Okami.
Original characters like Ryu, Ken, Sagat and Guile from the SF II series make their appearance, as well as new characters who will provide a good challenge to any player.
IGN.com rates the game 9.3/10 and I agree with the verdict. I personally miss a few characters who are not in the game after Street Fighter Alpha 3, but something’s gotta give.
CapcomÂ has managed to strip away the baggage that has accumulated around the series over the years and returned to the franchise’s roots. The result is a game that plays very much like a purified, simple fighter — but
with several modern enhancements to enrich the combat. If you’ve been
playing Street Fighter for years, this game will feel like an old
friend. If you’re completely new to the scene, Street Fighter IV is a
great place to start.
Click here for full IGN review.
With new game systems like Focus Attacks, the Super meter and the Ultra meter. Classic gameheads and new game addicts can spend hours kicking butt, and with the online battle front, who knows, you could just be back to being the neighborhood legend you onceÂ were,Â butÂ this time on a world-wide scale.
Happy Gaming, people.
Are you a world warrior?
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P.S DOTA and WoW?? Puhleeease! you can stick that where the sun don’t shine.