Street Fighter IV: A Good Opportunity to Sharpen your Skills
Who does not look forward to a good smack down every once in a while? The earliest new episode in over a decade to the Street Fighter IV series is being met with wild anticipation worldwide. This is a shot to sharpen your skills as a street fighter and learn tons of skills you didn’t know you had. Oh, and original cast members like the vicious Chun-Li are back.
If you have ever played a Street Fighter video game like Marvel vs. Street Fighter (for PlayStation) you already know those characters are dangerous. In Street Fighter, playing as the character of your picking, you could battle fierce opponents to reach the crucial bosses which were selected by the game. Characters had an array of fighting capabilities for each outing. In more recent versions, moves such as throws were implemented as well as novel characters to portray. Yet Ryu, one of the original characters, has been a mainstay for every game in the franchise.
The order of Street Fighter IV is not after the third version as you might expect. But rather it is set to take place at a point in time somewhere between Street Fighter II and Street Fighter III. All of the original characters have returned for action including Chun-Li. And Chun-Li has been so popular there is now a new movie out, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. If it is a box office hit it can only further game sales of Street Fighter IV and earlier versions.
Style and Graphics
Street Fighter IV will be released in 2009 initially for the Xbox 360. Fans of the first hand-to-hand combat game should not be disappointed in this latest release. In the original, there was 2 dimensional fighting with 2D graphics only. Gamers did enjoy the feel of the characters and their ferocity in battle even if the graphics were not what they have become. As the player’s moves were expanded upon, fighters could toss fireballs and flaming fists. And now each character in the series has its own unique fighting style.
In the latest version, the graphics are outstanding compared to the first Street Fighter. The original 12 warriors and some supplementary characters are displayed in vivid color fighting in classic 2D style but the background scenery has an element of 3D to it. Akin to the original, there is a health indicator at the foot to inform the gamer just how dominant your attacks are on your challenger.
Brand New combinations thrill players of any level of expertise. If you are new to the Street Fighter Game, you’ll enjoy the combination of old school arcade style play with new school graphics. With each new figure you unlock, there are additional options for play. There is the accumulation of focus moves which can be utilized as a final effort to stagger your opponent when you are out of other options. And, with the online attribute of the Xbox 360 you have never-ending opponents, who have also become quality players of Street Fighter, to combat at any time of the day.
If you miss the arcades of old and yearn for something new, Street Fighter IV gives you the best of both worlds. Games say that is what makes for a good quality franchise evolution. The game is rated T for teens due to extreme fight sequences.