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Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Kartanym (10781)
Written on  :  Apr 24, 2002
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt

The Good

Alpha 3 is a classic Street Fighter. Plenty of characters, heaps even, some great moves and smooth hand drawn animation. It's unlike any other Street Fighter title.

The inclusion of the three fighting styles, called -isms, is a neat touch and adds even further to the lastability of the game. Not to mention some of the crazy moves on offer here for some of the characters, with out of this world combos (more whacky and stylish than Killer Instinct or Tekken).

The range of characters is outstanding. Everyone is here to play, including old faithful Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li. The new additions, plus some forgotten favs are fun to play around with as well. There's just so many to choose from!!

Although the arcade and multiplayer modes will be where most of the action is, I guarantee that World Tour mode is worth trying. It's like the Diablo of the fighter genre, where you receive points after every round you complete. As you go along you'll play the many different styles, pick-up some of the many special moves exclusive to the mode and open up some characters along the way as well. It's a great mode, and the bonus is you can use your character from that in all of the other modes. Sweet

The Bad

There are a few downsides. Load times are minimal, but they still get annoying. Speaking of annoying, the commentator here really got on my nerves after the first few hours of play. A real pain.

The Bottom Line

It's the best Street Fighter out there to date, besides the many titles in the Vs. series (e.g. Capcom vs SNK, another fav of mine). A must buy for anyone interested in the series, or fighting games in general.