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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: December 30, 2010 (12:11 PM)
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Hi there. Welcome to HG (assuming you're new here).

Normally, a review like this would not be approved, and it's not because of any lack of quality insofar as your actual writing skills go--you're clearly competent enough at communicating your thoughts.

The issue I have with your review is in how it works (or doesn't) as a... review.

It seems you have fighting game knowledge, and enthusiasm, and you have strong opinions about various fighting game canons; but you actually say precious little about this PARTICULAR GAME, and why it deserves a 9/10 (and your recommendation).

I'd like to see you tighten up the wandering blog-like discussion of the genre in general, and spend more word count instead tackling the merits of SFIV in particular.

If you're out there, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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Author: Leroux
Posted: December 30, 2010 (03:06 PM)
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I agree with the above. I'd like to point out an example:

"I'm not going to waste time comparing SFIV to any of the previous games that have come before it in this awesome fighting series."

This sounds like an interesting and new approach (although I wouldn't say it would be a waste of time to do so), but it renders a later line like this completely unconvincing:

"I love nostalgia as much as the next guy, but this game really is, apart from in a few small ways, better than all of its predecessors."

That's a bold claim, and needs to be supported, but it isn't and leaves more questions from the review than answers.


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Author: Ben
Posted: December 30, 2010 (03:39 PM)
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In a completely unrelated note - more discussing the value of Street Fighter IV - you can get Super Street Fighter IV for £15, and it's most definitely worth the extra few quid if someone's not got either Street Fighter IV title yet. Plenty of improvements across the board make the original obselete. I've easily spent more time on the sequel update.


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Author: PaiMay
Posted: December 31, 2010 (09:28 AM)
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Thanks for the feedback, I'll get on it and tighten up that review. Btw I'm not new, just a long time lurker. Hope you enjoy my ypdated review a little more.


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Author: zigfried (Mod)
Posted: January 01, 2011 (10:40 PM)
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The update is quite a bit clearer than the original draft. Nicely done.

//Zig


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Author: radicaldreamer
Posted: January 02, 2011 (12:09 AM)
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Factual corrections:

-The Focus attack by itself does not drain the super bar at all.

-Supers cannot be canceled with focus attacks, only special moves and normals can, which consumes two EX bars.

Also some typographical/grammatical errors:

"...making it a worth successor..."

"...you van trade off Fireballs..." (also, fireball doesn't need to be capitalized)

"this allows you too" (to)


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Author: PaiMay
Posted: January 04, 2011 (08:03 AM)
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thanks for picking out my spelling errors, really.

Yeah I actually meant special moves, but it's hard to keep up with what is called what sometimes, especially when you're tired, like I was when I wrote the update. Anyhoo....


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