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Street Fighter: The Movie (Saturn) review


"When I popped this CD into my Saturn, I was pumped. Yes, I was looking forward to playing Street Fighter: The Movie. I mean, finally, a video game that gives me the opportunity to play as Kylie Minogue! So, as I pass the title screen and enter Movie Battle mode, I was ready to rock out with her. However, once the first "cutscene" (a still picture from the movie and some text) was finished, I was stuck in a fight controlling Jean-Claude Van Damme. I was bummed out... for a few seconds. The..."



When I popped this CD into my Saturn, I was pumped. Yes, I was looking forward to playing Street Fighter: The Movie. I mean, finally, a video game that gives me the opportunity to play as Kylie Minogue! So, as I pass the title screen and enter Movie Battle mode, I was ready to rock out with her. However, once the first "cutscene" (a still picture from the movie and some text) was finished, I was stuck in a fight controlling Jean-Claude Van Damme. I was bummed out... for a few seconds. The digitized actors were really odd to stare at for the first time. It didn't help that they all look extremely stupid doing their victory poses.

Anyway, after getting my ass handed to me by Raul Julia, I progressed through the mode, which had a mixture of fights and cutscenes. Of course, there was never a moment where you would talk to someone and not get into a fight with them, because there was always an excuse ready for fists to start flying. It was silly, because it would make some people, that you never thought of as dicks, start acting like dicks. Like when you release Byron Mann (disguised as Ryu Hoshi) from prison because he has some info, he starts getting an attitude. He goes on with "Pfft, I'm not telling you anything because you gave me freedom, sucka. Fight me!" (he actually said that*), and you then proceed to kick his ass. That's basically what you'll deal with for the duration of Movie Battle.

Though, if you don't want to just play as Jean-Claude Van Damme, you can enter Street Battle or Versus Battle modes for traditional street fights. Now, if you've never played SF:TM before, you probably have this preconceived notion that it plays horribly. The complete opposite, surprisingly. It's basically Super Street Fighter II Turbo with digitized actors. Even the computer-controlled fighters act the same: Ken constantly uses his Dragon Punch, Ryu releases an endless stream of fireballs, Vega obnoxiously bounces around the screen, and so on. Shoot, you get so into it at times that, you forget you're playing the movie version of the game. However, even though it is a good game, it's a good game that's unnecessary to get. On a system with better Street Fighter games like Alpha 2, Zero 3, and Collection (including SSF2T), I really can't picture people choosing to play Street Fighter: The Movie over any of those.

Unless you wanna play as Kylie Minogue. Or beat her up. Whichever you prefer.

*You believed that?

Rating: 6/10

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zippdementia posted April 07, 2010:

Holy shit, when I saw this review pop up on the screen, I thought it was a joke. There actually was a Street Fighter: The Movie the game? I was laughing the whole way through this.
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joseph_valencia posted April 07, 2010:

Thank god they didn't make "The Legend of Chun-Li: The Video Game".
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pickhut posted April 07, 2010:

Oh, come on, you would have loved to play as Neal McDonough, disguised as M. Bison.

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