Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. It's the definitive version of SPF, but still one for the experts or those with lots of time to spare. [Nov 2007, p.96]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. PatP.
    Aug 29, 2007
    9
    I'm a longtime fan of the series and have played all previous versions of this game save for the Saturn edition (that includes PSX, I'm a longtime fan of the series and have played all previous versions of this game save for the Saturn edition (that includes PSX, Dreamcast import, arcade emulation, GBA, and PSP), I feel comfortable claiming that this is the best version available. The gameplay is spot on, and the balancing changes made to the X' version are welcome (finally Ryu doesn't suck). The HD graphics are crisp but keep the same old school feel. Of course, the online play is the big selling point and it works quite well, except that strangely you must pull both trigger buttons to enable voice chat. My only complaints are: the new sound effects when gems are shattering are a bit much, the difficulty of the single player seems to have have been ramped down significantly (expert seems to be about as hard as normal used to be), and there are some instances where it lacks polish, such as mis-matched fonts and ugly menus. All in all it's a great version of a great game, and definitely worth the $10 admission. Full Review »