With only a few weeks to go until the release of Super Street Fighter IV, this is the perfect time to offer a review of the game that previous versions should have been. This new incarnation of the popular fighting game features a number of new characters and tweaks — but is it worth the $40 upgrade? This is a question that Ars Technica will try to answer.
Capcom has given us all the fighters that we have come to love over the years, with a few new faces thrown in for good measure. The greatest thing about these new characters is that they are not locked — so you can fight with them from the start. This will certainly please those who struggle to get through the game without the use of some of the best characters.
Arcade Mode has always been popular, so new versions of car smashing and barrel breaking will be well received. With Street Fighter IV it was often hard to win a fight with those dominating characters, Capcom has now tried to balance this out by making the other characters more competitive from the start.
The biggest change with the game is how the Online Mode has been given an overhaul — offering more options, such as team Battles and Endless Battle. Ars Technica cannot say for certain if Super Street Fighter IV is worth paying the extra $40 — Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 users will have to make that decision for themselves. For a full review of this game visit the link above.