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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: June 13, 2010 (10:27 AM)
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This is a fantastically through review. It makes me wonder just how much time you've sunk into both games. My money is on lots!

Nice to see useless, useless T. Hawk get another shot at relevance. £5 says he blows it.


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Author: Ben
Posted: June 13, 2010 (12:18 PM)
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Thanks! I have a few friends who are also into Street Fighter, so there's a rivalry going on between us, and that inspires me to get better. Super Street Fighter IV is definitely the game I've played most this year, more than Final Fantasy XIII, so I've been very into it. Nostalgia makes the Street Fighter II stuff still my favourite in the series, though.

T. Hawk was bad in Super II, but believe it or not, he's actually competent in Super IV! That definitely surprised me.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: June 15, 2010 (05:30 PM)
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(rotw notes:)

This is definitely one of the better reviews I've read from you, possibly the best, and if you use words like "utilising" (USING!! Sorry, a pet peeve) and maybe focusing on the arithmetic too much.

The inclusion of ten new warriors is the most noteworthy difference, bringing the number of characters up to an extremely impressive 35. Two of the ten are completely new to the Street Fighter series.

"SSF4 pulls all SF4's characters, adds two new to the SF series, and brings back eight stragglers from SF2 and 3 that didn't make it into 4. Impressively, this fuller cast is better balanced than SF4." (X is nerfed, etc.) Maybe the description of the trials is too tangled, too. And saying "It's a bummer that it's the same game at the core..." when you've shown 1) it added a lot and 2) you liked SF4, seems counterproductive at the end. Don't apologize for what's not there. The only bummer seems to be wondering how you wasted time with SF4.

Still, the major positive is that I've read other reviews that veer into FAQ territory in genres I like better (though they may need the semi-FAQ treatment less,) but this one held my interest better, and that is saying a lot. It gave a view of how a player like me would be able to enjoy the game and learn quickly. That's no small task.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
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Author: Ben
Posted: June 15, 2010 (06:30 PM)
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Thanks, Aschultz! I enjoyed writing this review, and I'm glad and relieved it turned out well. I did have a few worries like "How accessible is the review to non-Street Fighter IV players?" and "Am I going into too much detail?", but I'm happy with what I ended up with, and I don't feel like that very often.

I appreciate the negatives, too; I particularly agree that the "It's a bummer..." statement is a bit odd. I hope to get around slightly touching up the review in the next few days.


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