Street Fighter V is an incredibly cute and entertaining game that unfortunately has not been optimized due to Capcom's rush to bring the game to the Pro Tour and the EVO 2016, a very incomplete and insignificant content on the PC platform. If you plan to buy a game, it's best to hold it right now and wait until the patches and new content are released. But if you can bear with the low content and its changes and could do it in online mode, do not hesitate and fight until publishing new content.
Street Fighter is a revolutionary and inspirational fighter series and has been since the late 80's-early 90's. I can remember playing Street Fighter 2 on my SNES and losing time and again to Vega. It entertained me for years and others as well. The importance of this series to fighter games in general is HUGE. Some believe Street Fighter IV revitalized the genre after the "dark period" where fighters were at a standstill. What I'm trying to get across here is the its a huge deal, worldwide. And the reason why is it has always been a complex and acquired fighting game where simple random button pounding would get you KOed. So when I heard the mechanics and fighting styles had changed up In SFV, I was nervous and excited at same time. I think it works very well & is a welcomed change to the fight system of Street Fighter V. Even players even familiar with Street Fighter entries of past will find the new system a mystery at first and mastery of it requires serious skill and practice. Only time and knowledge of how it works will give players the skill set to survive. Since Capcom clearly focused in on the attacks and styles of each individual character and all their attacks all ranging from light punches all the way to Critical Arts, each fighter feels much different from the other and thus will have to be approached differently than the other fighters both on offense & defense. I'll get a little more into that further in the review but its a splendid & improvised take on combat in SF. But if anyone wants a tough reminder of just how "good" they are, go online and fight a ranked match, and don't be upset if you get schooled. Fans who are new to the series may want to ensure that Street Fighter meets their personal play style. (Street Fighter can be tough for players who aren't familiarized with the technical fighting styles) I am confident it will please most of you but do your homework just in case. As for the long term series fans, its a no brainer to go give this a shot. Especially since there is reportedly a ton of new content currently in development for the game, even some new additions coming out later this month, so here's to hoping Capcom can right the minor and few wrongs by then. BUT ALL IN ALL THE BEST SF MADE YET!!!!! Well worth it in my opinion. ENJOY!!!
There are some neat things in this game, but there are many things that hold this game back. A majority of the training mode is invalid and is never updated when the game is patched. This has been an issue since SFIV, but they seem to have no desire to resolve. This means that you can spend ridiculous amounts of time trying out certain combos the game gives you only to find out it doesn't work. For advanced players, the 8-frames of lag is the most infuriating piece of the game. It is because of this why Birdie's slow EX dolphin was such a broken move to defend against. This is still true for newer players. They fill this game to the brim with DLC to buy but all those costumes were ridiculously cheaply made. Yes, they look nice, but the second you fight in them, you realize they spent zero time doing collision detection. Also for new stages, these are made with little regard of anything. Stages have been released that gave certain players an advantage, completely distracting the players from playing, and randomly injecting other cultures in stages where it isn't appropriate. At the end, it is a fighting game and it does work okay, but there are better options.
Street Fighter V overall is not a bad fighter, but Capcom did trip a few times along the development cycle making players disappointed because game was rough at the tie of the start, almost nothing single player content, later it was fixed and free story mode DLC was released but in general it was rather weak and fell flat in comparison to MKX story mode. Overall a good competitive game with big cast of characters to unlock with your money.
No more complicated 'focus attack dash cancels' like SFIV. The game is much easier to control and learn, but still has great depth and options and a wide player base thanks to CROSSPLAY on PC with PS4 Lots of players and lots of skill levels, and they match you VS your skill level when fighting online via "League Points" That keeps you playing people on your level which gets you the best games. PS4 crossplay is the best.
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