Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
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Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition, brings the definitive vision of Street Fighter® to the PC. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Super Street Fighter® IV will further redefine the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, beefed up online modes, and more.
Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition features a roster of 39 characters. This includes characters from the original Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Chun-li, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding the 10 characters from Super Street Fighter® IV and 4 new characters, including classic combatants Yun, Yang, and Evil Ryu as well as the all-new Oni.
Beyond characters, Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition adds all-new balancing, better online functionality, and the fully-featured Replay Channel, on the PC for the first time.
New Playable Characters: Four new challengers enter the ring: Yun, Yang, Oni and Evil Ryu.
Updated Character Balancing: Features all new character balancing, further refining gameplay.
Updated Replay Channel:
Replay Follower: Be able to follow up to 5 separate player replays making it easier to find your favorite players’ latest replay.
My Channel Advanced: Allows players to distribute their replay data to up to 50 players.
Elite Channel: Watch replay data from elite players who have a rating of 3000PP (Player Points) or more.
All playable SSFIV characters will be unlocked out of the box, including Yun & Yang, Oni, and Evil Ryu.
Best fighting game on the PC.Ghostbacks | July 1, 2014 | See all Ghostbacks's reviews »
As an avid Street Fighter 4 player, I consider this game to be one of the best fighting games currently available. Not only the character roster great, comprised of 30+ old and new fighters from the series to date, but so is the sophisticated combo system that is both easy to pick up yet difficult to master. I wasn’t particularly a fan of SF4’s visual style and initially reluctant to try the game because of it, yet I’ve grown to appreciate the unique look and feel of each characters and stages that the developers faithfully recreated in this title.
Like many similar games in the genre, SSF4 was initially released on console systems and then ported over to PC. Luckily, the developer Capcom has done an amazing job, implementing number of customization options for PC, such as support for greater than 30fps and multiple resolutions including 1080p. In addition, the game also supports many controllers out of the box including XBOX 360 controller and numerous fightsticks. Outside of Games for Windows Live, game runs smoothly and the loading time is relatively short, so there isn’t much for me to complain about this quality port.
Although brief single player portion of the game is quite good, the multiplayer is where this game truly shines. Thanks to its improved netcode, finding multiplayer matches are quick and reliable. Built-in match setups work consistently for the most part and despite it missing my favorite “championship mode” from a previous title, both ranked and endless mode keep the game interesting and fun. I really like the replay / save feature as well, which helped me to capture and savor those favorite character match ups over the years.
Super Street Fighter 4 definitely isn’t perfect and the game isn’t groundbreaking enough to likely persuade those of you who aren’t interested in fighting games. If you hold even a little preference over the genre though, this is good as any place to start. I wholeheartedly recommend this to both casual onlookers and fighting game fans.
An amazing fighting gamejepherz | June 18, 2014 | See all jepherz's reviews »
There's a lot of depth to this game that you don't see or appreciate until you actually give the game a try and realize how hard it is to play and how much there is to know about the game. I was never into fighters before, but once I picked up this game I was hooked. I still don't like most other fighters though.
The learning curve is steep, most games are easier to get into even though they require a lot of strategy (mobas and RTS games) where you just point the mouse and click. There's a lot of execution and timing in this game to get your character to do what you want him to do. And then you have to learn more technical stuff like frame traps and mind games as you advance to a higher level of play.
I do wish that more of the characters would be brought up to par with the better members of the cast. You don't see many of the characters in serious tournament play. The PC community is also lacking for newbies as the game has been out for many years already. Overall though I have to say I really love this game, but it is hard for me to recommend it because I know many people will try and quit due to the difficult learning curve of the game. It can be very frustrating but very fun and rewarding once/if you could learn to play it.
Word from a new player.Furrek | June 6, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »
So I just recently started playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. There are plenty of characters with multiple styles of play. It's just hard to decide which one to play or master, after few hours I managed to play at least once with all them. There is a special training mode so you can learn how to do combos, but still, most fun thing is of course playing matches online with other players. In 50 matches I managed to win 2 of them, so it's not much but still, every one of them was fun and I learned a bit. To be honest, like every new player (unless you spent hours in training mode) will be "trashed" by regular players, but that's normal thing in fighting games. I do prefer 2D fighting games but SSF4 Arcade Edition showed me that 3D fighting games are not bad. There are also many thing you can unlock while playing - new colors of costumes, titles etc. Also, Games From Windows Life was deleted from this title, that means it's now a full steamworks title - you don't need to log-in to play online, there are also achievements.
One of the best fighting games right nowxarabas02 | May 28, 2014 | See all xarabas02's reviews »
Huge roster of characters, challenges and combos to master. Arcade edition offers even more playable characters than the previous Street Fighter game. Another reason to buy it is that the game is soon transfering to steamworks, ditching gfwl completely so that means better online support and Steam achievements. I also would strongly advise you to complete the story mode few times for valuable experience before venturing into online battles, you will need every advantage you can get
Almost perfect but not quiteabbadoxx675 | April 24, 2014 | See all abbadoxx675's reviews »
Aside from a couple of shoto-clones + Yun/Yang, It doesnt add much to the mix. Some Balance Tweaks have made characters weaker like Honda and Sagat. Good if you did buy SF4 the first time around. Still a good time though and there is still a ton of technique to master/remaster.