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  • Summary: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition features a roster of 39 characters, with 4 new characters added.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 28, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is a welcome addition to one of the best fighters available today and something Street Fighter fans will undoubtedly eat up.
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    Only the hardcore will get the most out of Arcade Edition. [Issue#207, p.93]
  3. Jun 17, 2011
    Despite its price, fan soundln't miss this DLC. Yes, it's just forur new characters, but the gameplay is completely different, and the pros will feel like playing a brand new game.
  4. Jun 28, 2011
    Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition tweaks Super Street Fighter IV in a way that only passionate fans can appreciate. Beside the four new charachter there's a completely different balance for old charachters that gives the game a more "rushy" style of play.
  5. Oct 5, 2011
    SSFIV: Arcade Edition brings everything that previous iterations have brought to the table, but with four new characters and some tweaks to the gameplay. Hardcore fighting fans will salivate, but casual fans will wonder.
  6. Jul 6, 2011
    If you worship at the altar of Ken and Ryu, you'll have Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition already. If you're simply a casual fan, with Super Street Fighter IV already, there is no reason to get this as a stand-alone game, considering that the only noticeable additions are the four new characters which you can just download as DLC for Super Street Fighter IV.
  7. Jul 1, 2011
    Honestly, the level of enjoyment you'll get out of the game will largely depend on which character you play. If the character you play is now one of the stronger fighters on the roster, then you'll most likely have a blast steamrolling the competition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    It's nice to see developers refine some of their titles rather than treat them like guided rockets, with a "fire-and-forget" method of development. Refinement is good. But releasing those refinements in a full priced new-release package is an almost unforgivable attempt at making more money from an already world-popular title.

    Long story short: Good refinements but should be a patch or DLC, not a new game.
  2. Jun 7, 2013
    I have played nearly every type of fighting game and this is the by far the best game I have ever played in this genre and even the might street fighter 3 is pale by comparison. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    This update is far cheaper than the industry standard of $5 a character. The game is constantly being tweaked and balanced for competitive play, with a free version 2012 update being recently released. If you own an older copy of this game and aren't constantly going back to it, you wouldn't need this update. If you are constantly playing this game, you can upgrade your disk based version of Super or buy the DLC. Great edition to a wonderful fighting game. One of the staples of the community. Expand
  4. Mar 7, 2012
    First of all I love this game and the series. Gameplay is well balanced and the online mode is decent. But Capcom should be aware that the success of the series is due to fan loyalty, and unfortunatly Capcom doesn't seem too grateful for that by making us pay for new content. This should have been a simple patch, especially if the main purpose is to rebalance characters. Capcom never puts all the characters in the first itteration because they know people will pay for new characters even though they bought the game on day one.
    I just bought Street Fighter X Tekken on day one and I'll probably regret it.
  5. Nov 2, 2011
    I want to preface this review by clarifying that my perspective is one of a competitive player. This game is somewhat better for casual players than it is for competitive ones, though I would just suggest playing the original release of Super to the former in that case. Moving onward, Capcom, specifically Yoshinori Ono, advertised this iteration of the Street Fighter IV series as an agent of improvement. There is a saying that more than sufficiently wraps up the actuality of its being: "If it's not broken, then don't fix it." In "re-balancing the game," the designers have managed to destroy any semblance of balance that the initial release had. Granted, the latter was by no means an exemplar of equality amongst characters in a fighting game, it still had nowhere near the disparity between the "high-tier" (more successful) and "low-tier" (less successful) characters as Arcade Edition does. Case in point: Yun, Yang, and Fei Long are significantly better in damage output, recovery, speed, etc. than the rest of the cast. The fact that two of these three characters make up half of the newly-added fighters. This fact leads me to think that Capcom took little to no time in testing Yun and Yang to check their abilities in relation to the others'. They did not only fail to balance the game's roster, but they also embodied laziness and disinterest in making the new edition novel and fresh. While they added four new characters, they decided to not add story modes or trial modes for them. Also, the new character choices (excuse the subjectivity here) are incredibly boring. Two of the four are versions of fighters (Akuma and Ryu) that have been in the games since the first Super Street Fighter IV release. Capcom has an extensive and colorful pool of character choices, but they decided to re-add two of the game's current fighters in new form. In conclusion, you will have to download this game if you desire to keep up with the competitive community, but it is by no means the pinnacle of the sub-series's excellence. With Arcade Edition ver.2012 coming to "re-balance" yet again, one can only wonder if the designers can repair the damage that they have caused with the first version. Until then, you can enjoy watching over 9000 Yuns at SSFIV tournaments. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2011
    A very solid title, as it should be, Capcom have released it in various skins countless times by now. This third iteration of Street Fighter IV may be the best, emphasis on may, but is completely worthless as a purchase. It offers gimmicky extras for casuals and slight addresses to gameplay balance and new characters for the metagame, all of which could have been offered in the form of cheaper DLC or heaven forbid, a patch. The online mode seems to be more robust, given how blatantly repackaged the content is I doubt it will see much use. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2011
    Frankly, the game is very exploitative same part of the market down 3 times in two years because of new clothes or movements and strikes New!! This is called exploitation of man!! Capcom is not a company with respectable customers never ... Expand

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