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If you love fighting games, BUY THIS GAME (you probably already have). Heck, even if you like having fun, this game is still worth the price. Capcom has found a way to bring in newcomers while not forgetting about its fan base. Until Tekken 6 is released, we are looking at the premiere fighting game of 2009. Bravo Capcom. Bravo.
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Le pari était risqué mais Capcom l'a gagné haut la main: redonner une nouvelle vie à la licence Street Fighter, attirer un nouveau public sans s'aliéner les faveurs de l'ancien, et mettre à l'amende l'ensemble de la concurrence. A pur chef d'oeuvre exceptionnel, notation exceptionnelle.
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The fighting game has evolved considerably since Street Fighter II exploded the genre into superstardom in the early ‘90s. Street Fighter IV proves that Capcom still has what it takes to dominate the genre almost two decades later. The fourth installment may, at long last, have trumped the second. Anyone with even a passing interest in one-on-one brawling owes it to him or herself to get into Street Fighter IV. Even if you haven’t touched a fighting game since the 16-bit era, one match of Capcom’s new masterpiece will remind you why you spent so many hours at those now long-shuttered arcades.
So yes. Street Fighter IV. It's the genuine article. The next true sequel in one of the greatest game series of all time. If you're foolish enough to have forgotten, it will remind you exactly why Street Fighter II changed everything in 1992, and if you haven't then it will be the next proper evolution of one of the rightful staples of your gaming career. It will be like playing SFII for the first time all over again, only with the years of love and experience you've since gained already built in. To long-term Street Fighter fans, everything old is new again. To the new players, we simply say welcome to the party. You're going to have a hell of a good time.
Video Games Daily
Capcom has proven itself as the premiere Japanese developer in our eyes - it's the company that gives fans exactly what they want, in a manner that really shames many other games companies today. This isn't just a prettier SFII - it's the absolute king of fighting games.
In my opinion Capcom and DIMPS have done an amazing job with Street Fighter 4. It's obvious from front to back that the people working on this game knew the legacy they were contending with, and found the guts to finish this project with conviction. This is no mere copycat; this is a proud new addition. It's a bold, confident fighter that celebrates its heritage while bringing fresh, new ideas to the table, arriving in a remarkably complete package that -- if this were the last Street Fighter to ever be created -- earns its rightful place in the series' canon. It'll be great to see the tournament-quality matches that arise from this fourth iteration (as well as the crazy exploits that only the best players can discover), and the future innovations it will awaken in Capcom. In all, it's a fine return to form from the masters of the genre.
Best. Fighter. Evar. No, seriously, it's amazing. If you ever dabbled in fighting games, you need to check this one out, and if you haven't, there's no better introduction than what Capcom has crafted here. Man is this game good...
My only real complaint about Street Fighter IV is that the trial mode represents a missed opportunity to help brand-new players get into the game, and perhaps the genre, as well. I only know what I know about Street Fighter because I've been playing and watching it since the early 1990s. Will it take 20 years for new players to acquire the same bits of knowledge that I have? The good news is that Street Fighter IV is a game so great that playing it for that long doesn't immediately sound out of the question.
When all is said and done, if you have nostalgia backing you up, then you will probably instantly love Street Fighter IV, as it brings all the joys of the ‘90s bang up to date. However, those wistful rose tinted glasses can only last so long, and if the game simply basked in the glory of Street Fighter II, boasting itself as just a souped-up version of that fêted achievement, then I’m sure that initial honeymoon period would fade quickly. Thankfully this is not the case and SFIV excels in its own right. Street Fighter IV is not just a top notch next-gen version of Street Fighter, it is in essence what Capcom always wanted the Street Fighter franchise to be.
Street Fighter IV is exactly the sequel that tournament players, series fans and long absent gamers have been waiting for. The fighting system is truly unique, letting casuals and experts equally enjoy the Street Fighter experience without getting bogged down in techniques and precision timing. There's no question about it -- buy this game and join the worldwide tournament.
The Review Busters
My final thoughts on SFIV would have to go very strongly in the favor of a purchase. If you like fighting games that a button masher can't get lucky in then this definitely is the one for you. Just please do not get out there and use Ken in every single match, because there's nothing I enjoy more than stomping all the rookies who think they rock because they can throw fireballs and uppercut me. Why are you still reading this? Get out there and buy it!
Game Informer Magazine
Call this a call to arms if you must, but this game should be spinning in every machine, as this is both Street Fighter and multiplayer at their absolute best.
These are two very small issues when I take into account the fun I've had playing Street Fighter IV. Since it arrived last week, I've found it hard to put the game to the back of my mind. I woke up this morning and all I could think about was jumping online for a blast. Unfortunately, I couldn't because I had to write this rather lengthy review to let you know as soon as I possibly could that Street Fighter IV is everything you wanted it to be and more. I could sing the praises of Street Fighter IV all day long, hence the long review, but I'm not going to. I'm off to practice my Hyakuretsukyakus, Kikokens and my Hadokens for the online ranking matches. See you online! You'd be mad to miss it.
Ya para terminar, sólo queda decir que Street Fighter IV sabe lo que tiene que ofrecer al tiempo que acierta en perfeccionar todo aquello en lo que debe destacar. No existe en el mercado un juego de lucha bidimensional (ya sea en mecánica o estética) más jugable, profundo y espectacular que éste. A partir de ahora, cualquier arcade de lucha que tenga la intención de irrumpir en el mercado deberá presentar sus respetos a un nuevo rey. Street Fighter II, el juego que revolucionó la industria y encumbró un género hasta sus más altas cotas de popularidad, ha encontrado al fin un digno heredero al que ceder el testigo.
Regardless, Street Fighter IV is no less than the new standard for beat-‘em-ups. It's a triumphant return for the series after an eight year hiatus and is a seamless blend of the old and new, at once accessible to lapsed pugilists while being nuanced enough for the dedicated core to wallow in its depths. What’s more, Street Fighter IV takes an aging template and makes it fresh once more, offering a revival in every sense of the word. The waiting is over – Street Fighter IV is home, and it’s one very special game.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
This is a strong contender for best fighting game of all time. It's not everyone's cup of tea - if you know nothing about fighters you should hold off for Tekken 6. This is hardcore.
Cheat Code Central
Simply put, Street Fighter IV is everything gamers had hoped for. The extensive character list, tried-and-true mechanics, gorgeous graphics, and quality play modes (including online battles) have updated this franchise in such a way that it feels both fresh and familiar. If you own a PS3 or Xbox 360, you simply have to go out and pick up Street Fighter IV - it will be remembered as one of the marquis fighting experiences of this generation of gaming.
Audio aside, Street Fighter IV is without question the best fighting game available right now, yes, better than Virtua Fighter 5. It boasts the amazing fluidity, balance, and appeal of Street Fighter II and III, with a great sense of reward. With unique stories per character, this is a game you'll actually want to play through with every fighter and unlock the remaining ones. There's a ton of depth to explore within the game's mechanics, such as the introduction of Ultras and Focus Attacks. Visually, the game looks really nice. It may not feature the most detailed characters that push the power of your HD console, but they certainly get the job done. But most importantly, it's the online gameplay and the overall value for your dollar where Street Fighter IV really wins.
The old arcade feel is back in grandiose fashion, making this new Capcom masterpiece one of the greatest fighting games of all time.
Street Fighter IV zal iedereen met open armen verwelkomen, of je nu een fan van het eerste uur bent of een nieuwkomer. Het ziet er fantastisch uit en de gameplay is zo diep als je er zelf in graven wil. Zonder enige twijfel een van de mooiste vechtgames van zijn generatie.
Street Fighter IV is a fantastic game overall and Capcom should be commended for designing a game that can work on so many levels by appealing to both casual and hardcore players. I'll admit that when I first heard I was reviewing Street Fighter IV, I wasn't terribly excited. I suppose I just didn't think much of it. But as I played and experimented with each character, fighting a variety of the IGN folks and learning something new with every match, I realized just how irrevocably deep fighting games -- and Street Fighter games in particular -- really are. I encourage everyone to give Street Fighter IV a try, even if you're relatively new to the fighting game scene. There's so much depth to the gameplay that you'll be rewarded long after your purchase.
Game Informer Magazine
Fighting games can be intimidating. Many are littered with impossible final bosses, overwhelming character selections, and complicated mechanics, but Street Fighter IV is a distillation of everything the genre does right. It delivers the intensity of competition and the thrill of victory, all through elegant techniques that are easy to learn and difficult to master. Street Fighter IV is more than mere nostalgia – it’s the best thing to happen to fighting games in years.
Capcom on siis onnistunut tekemään loistavan taistelupelin, jossa tutut hahmot tuntuvat tuoreilta pelattavilta ja uudet sopivat hyvin muottiin. Nettipeli antaa viimeinkin mahdollisuuden pelata itsensä tasoisia vastustajia vastaan, ja ainakin pelin julkaisua seuranneella viikolla nettipeli toimi moitteettomasti.
Fighting games have long been out of the spotlight, and Street Fighter IV basically carries the future of the entire genre. It refuses to make itself accessible, doling out tough love in place of true tutorials or simplified control schemes, but by proving to be deep and fundamentally enjoyable, the series has once again proven itself worthy of attention. In addition to solid mechanics and a standout cast, real playability online mean the true value of the game can be realized through head-to-head competition. For fans, and anyone who has a fighting spirit, Street Fighter IV is a meaningful victory.
Street Fighter IV hace fácil lo difícil, y logra uno de los mejores juegos de lucha de esta generación. Sencillo pero lleno de posibilidades, y accesible a la par que profundo: Capcom ha dado en el clavo una vez más, regalándonos una entrega a la altura de la saga.
Viel wichtiger als alle Oberfläche ist jedoch das Innere, und das wird in diesem Fall nur vom kürzlich erschienenen Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix geschlagen, das dem SF2-Profi noch mehr Detailtiefe und Tweak-Möglichkeiten gibt. Street Fighter 4 bleibt im direkten Vergleich etwas oberflächlicher, bietet aber auch mit Super-, Ultra-, Fokus- und EX-Manövern mehr als genug Spielwiese für alle, die sich nicht mit Viertelkreis-Angriffen zufrieden geben, ohne dabei unnötige Experimente oder Ismen aller Art untermischen zu müssen. Allerdings bleibt es dabei ganz das spartanische SF2, Boni-Freunde bekommen verhältnismäßig wenig Freischalt-Material, es gibt keine richtige Story-Variante. Nichtsdestotrotz: Street Fighter 4 ist schnell und finessenreich, es sieht fabelhaft aus und funktioniert auch online wunderbar. Das hier ist Street Fighter in Reinkultur, die Essenz der Serie, das beste »Remake« seiner Art - ein ganz klarer Gewinner!
Despite its flaws, Street Fighter IV is essentially a renaissance for the fighting game genre. Its style and core game mechanics are so incredibly strong that they outshine the few missteps that the title contains. It’s familiar enough for someone who hasn’t played it in 10 years to pick it up and execute the same special moves they grew up with. Yet it also offers up enough fresh content, new characters, and revamped graphics to prevent it from feeling like a basic retread of its predecessors. New and old players alike will find an incredibly deep and immersive fighting experience that you’d be a fool not to take a run through. Street Fighter is back!
It’s an elegant, balanced fighting system with stacks of depth, I’m giving it 9 too.
There’s so many Ryu and Ken clones now, I was hoping more different characters in the sequal. But, it’s great fun, and SFIV takes time to master.. and it made me want to master it Jung, and that’s a really good thing. I’m giving it 9/10.
Στο δια ταύτα, το Street Fighter IV δίχως αμφιβολία είναι ένα κορυφαίο παιχνίδι, που θα ικανοποιήσει το ίδιο, παλιούς και νέους παίκτες. Αν μάλιστα είστε φανατικοί οπαδοί των beat ‘em up games, σταματήστε να διαβάζετε αυτό το review και τρέχτε αγοράστε το ΤΩΡΑ, αν δεν το έχετε ήδη στη συλλογή σας φυσικά! Ή μάλλον ακόμα κι αν το έχετε, ξαναγοράστε το και κάντε το δώρο. Spread the awesomeness!
When all is said and done, Street Fighter IV establishes itself as an excellent example of what a high-quality 2D fighter is capable of. With a wide array of gameplay modes, solid online multiplayer, superb production values, and a balanced character roster, the game excels in every area that a brawler should. On the other hand, there's not much here that pushes the genre forward, and while the fighting may appear newbie-friendly, there's a significant time investment required to fully grasp the mechanics involved. If you're familiar with the series, you'll find a lot to like in Street Fighter IV. If you aren't, there's still fun to be had if you're willing to dedicate some time.
"Street Fighter IV" traz de volta figuras lendárias do universo do videogame em grande forma, mantendo a mecânica clássica por baixo de pesadas mudanças estéticas de uma franquia fundamental. É um jogo extremamente acessível para o jogador casual que esconde um esquema complexo para agradar também o consumidor mais agressivo e competitivo. É um pacote sensacional que une desde saudosistas a marinheiros de primeira viagem em torno de um dos melhores jogos de luta desta geração.
Avec ce nouvel épisode, la série des Street Fighter nous prouve de façon magistrale que les jeux de baston optant pour un gameplay 2D ont encore de quoi nous faire rêver. Capcom a su trouver le bon équilibre entre l'ajout de nouveautés et le respect des épisodes précédents. Les fans de la série comme les nouveaux venus se régaleront de ce petit bijou. Le gameplay est impeccable et la nouvelle patte graphique séduisante. En un mot comme en cent, Street Fighter IV est un titre incontournable pour les amateurs de jeux de combat.
Qui aurait pu imaginer un Street Fighter IV aussi fédérateur, aussi prophète que l'épisode originel sorti sur Super Nintendo au début des années 90 ? Les rageux peuvent définitivement ranger Street Fighter II et les dérivés collector dans le fond du tiroir, ils savent désormais ce qu'il leur reste à faire pendant les quinze prochaines années.
I already see myself teetering on the edge of total commitment, to the extent that I'm seriously considering dropping money on one of those high-end MadCatz arcade sticks. If you're anything like me, then Street Fighter IV is certainly worth your money, and more significantly, your time. Old habits die hard, and muscles evidently have a long memory. Get ready to fight for days.
Regardless of the platform (PS3 or Xbox 360), Street Fighter IV will keep you punching well into 2009. In some respects, the game feels too old school for its own good. Time Attack, a final boss that copies moves and head scratching cut scenes left us screaming for change, but then we'd play a few matches and before we knew it, hours had passed. So rush to the store, pick up the game and even an arcade stick. The best fighting series on the planet is back.
There’s no doubt that Street Fighter IV is a must-buy for anyone interested in the thrills of one-on-one fighting competition. The mechanics are solid, attached to a game that’s fast and accessible, even if you’ve been out of the Street Fighter game for a few years. And despite its thin selection of modes, the core of the game is so remarkably solid that anyone with a passing interest would be a fool to pass up what’s clearly solidified itself as the new standard for the future of fighters.
Street Fighter IV will welcome you with open arms, whether you're a lapsed fan concerned that you've been out of the loop for too long or you're dipping your toes for the first time. Amazing presentation, intricate and enjoyable fighting gameplay, and long-term appeal with online play make this a must-have. Street Fighter IV is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of the fighting genre in this generation.
Perhaps the best way to view Street Fighter IV is as the perfect complement to Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. This is classic Streeties – good pace, nice and accessible and yet with a truckload of depth. SFIII: 3rd Strike is always there if you want to delve into an intensely technical 2D fighter – and remains one of the greatest fighting games of all time, but SFIV is going to be the game that reinvigorates the series in the eyes of lapsed fans and newcomers alike. It's a brilliant game and – despite not offering the weightiest selection of modes, and failing to incorporate replay functionality for launch – deserves huge success. It’s been worth the wait.
Street Fighter IV effortlessly captures the Street Fighter spirit, of that there is no doubt. It's instantly familiar but with enough innovation to interest fighting game fanatics willing to dig a little deeper. Yes it's a conservative effort, a safe bet if you will, but it's still the best 2D fighting game since Marvel vs. Capcom 2. There's a magic to playing it - whether that's down to the game rekindling memories of a childhood spent drilling shoryukens, or the excitement of mastering the Focus Attack and eking out the nuances of this Greatest Hits Street Fighter engine, it doesn't really matter. What matters is that Street Fighter is back, and that long wait is finally over.
Street Fighter IV ist wie eine Zeitreise in die Vergangenheit und in die SF-Geschichte. Alte Bekannte aus fast allen Epochen der Serie und das im klassischen Kampf-Ambiente, ohne unnötiges Beiwerk. Kämpfen um des Kämpfens Willens und nicht, weil man einen speziellen Hut freischalten will. In keinem anderen Beat'em-Up findet man sich so schnell zurecht und entdeckt doch immer wieder etwas Neues. Auch wenn ich die Zwei-Sekunden-Moves oft gern ausgetauscht sehen würde, nach vielen Runden mit Kollegen und Freunden scheint jeder Charakter faire Chancen zu haben. Und das ist für ein solches Spiel ein großes Kompliment, genau wie meine Verbeugung vor dem großartigen Grafikstil, der jede Runde zu einem Effektfeuerwerk macht. Auch bei SF IV stören Kleinigkeiten und manche Dinge könnten anders sein. Aber es ist, wie es ist. Das beste Beat'em-Up aus der Perspektive eines großen Genre-Fans.
Street Fighter IV has become a very good fighting game and certainly manages to reach the level of Street Fighter II. It's got a nice balance between nostalgia and innovation and thanks to this will certainly appeal to both newcomers and veterans to the series. Forget Virtua Fighter, Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive... the King Street Fighter is back.
Street Fighter IV is not what Street Fighter III should have been, but what it should have followed. Both in style and in progression, Street Fighter III was too far ahead of its curve for casual Street Fighter fans to get behind. Thankfully, Street Fighter IV gives the series the slap on the back it needs to catapult into the current and shake the fighting genre to its core. It would be easy to overlook its flaws, since it will (oh, and it will) thoroughly restore the Street Fighter name (no thanks to the Street Fighter EX Alpha series), and it will be difficult for some hardcore fans to let go of the kara-throwing, parry-heavy Street Fighter III and the “ism”-based, juggling-heavy Street Fighter Alpha 3. But by and large, this is the Street Fighter that everyone has been waiting for. Put on your headband, it’s time to fight!
An dieser Stelle ist es dann eine Frage des Geschmacks, ob ich nostalgisch in 2D oder lieber in 3D prügeln will. Es ist eine Frage des Geschmacks, ob ich auf reale Charaktere oder überzeichnete Comic-Figuren stehe. Am Ende bleibt ein gutes Spiel, aber kein Meilenstein.
Street Fighter IV är så nära fulländning man kan komma när det gäller fightingspel. Man kan ha synpunkter på mindre detaljer, men spelet leverar en totalupplevelse som får andra spel
i genren att blekna.
Street Fighter IV tekee monta asiaa suorastaan loistavasti, mutta en usko, että massamarkkinat innostuvat siitä. Ryun ja Kenin taistelu säilynee enemmän pelaavien ja asiaan vihkiytyneiden harrastuksena, joille se on varmasti uudistuksia kokeneen pelattavuutensa ja komean ulkoasunsa ansiosta syvästi odotettu huipentuma.
Capcom's Street Fighter IV leaves me satisfied but with the overwhelming sensation that this latest installment is merely Street Fighter II prettied up for next generation gamers. Not much has changed which may be a good thing for some, but others like me were expecting a bit more than a prettier re-dux. If that's good enough for you, at least track down an arcade controller as either standard console controller is near useless for tapping into all the moves.