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Average User Score: 7.5Jun 3, 2014Exciting. Brimming with vivid lights, colors and sounds. Understand this, I have bought every release of street fighter 4. From the original,Exciting. Brimming with vivid lights, colors and sounds. Understand this, I have bought every release of street fighter 4. From the original, to super, to arcade edition. So I wasn't really geeked to find Capcom tapping into the street fighter 4 well again. Then again, because of the popularity of streetfighter 4, and its upgrades, I can understand another 15$ upgrade from super to ultra streetfighter 4 would reach the masses more easily than a completely new 60$ game. I'm not happy, but I understand.
The first thing I did was take the new characters for a ride. Rolento, Decapre, Elena, Hugo, and Poison. Again a bit of unhappiness set in as I have already played with or seen these characters in previous Capcom titles, so they are not completely "new" to me. But whatever.
My fun wasn't had in playing these characters. I am more of a akuma or cody kind of guy. I more wanted to see their movesets, how they blended in and what I should expect out of each of these new characters.
Going online was a different affair. What I saw out of the players in the lobbies was less ken, ryu, and oni's, and more trying out of the new characters, mixed in with other peoples favorites, gave me more variety in my fights. And that is where the fun really kicked in.
From the total number of characters to choose from 44, the number of different fighting styles, the new "ultra" moves, tweaks to the gameplay, vibrant character costumes, new stages, it was hard for me to believe that the original streetfighter 4 was released 5 years ago, and it looks, plays and sounds on par with any of the more recent 2d fighters. From jojo's allstar battle, to blazblue chrono phantasma (which yes I bought both of) Ultra streetfighter 4 has had time to perfect its formula and comes across as a step up from these two games. The speed of ultra, the tight controls. I am not angry because I felt that the computer did not recognize my moves for a win. I truly understand it was my fault, I didn't input the move on time or correctly. And once you recognize how perfect the controls are, you stop blaming the computer and recognize it is in fact you. Learning starts to set in. Not just guessing.
Online I guess either the kinks aren't completely worked out or other peoples connections lagged a bit. I noticed "waiting on opponents" signs sometimes in battles. My ps3 took a tad longer to connect everybody together, even though I tried to only play in rooms with full bars.
There are still rage quitters. But I am glad (so far) that the amount of spammers is way down thanks to the Red focus which allows you to absorb an attack and launch a counter attack. When used effectively helps to keep people honest from the same moves repeated over and over.
Between the red focus, the ultra moves, there is also the delayed wake-up. If you are knocked to the ground, and you know you will get caught by a combo or fireball, you "delay" getting up meaning the timing of your opponent gets thrown off causing them to miss. These three things together seem more focused on hardcore competitors to use, but they add an amount of depth and unpredictability to an already deep fighting game. As long as you have a desire to learn, the game is prepared to teach you. Unfortunately I didn't see any trials (challenge mode) for the new characters. Basically you have to train with them to learn their moves verses the challenges you can go through with the other streetfighter 4 or super streetfighter 4 characters. If Capcom wants a totally complete fighter they will patch these in for the new characters in the future.
To wrap this up, whether you are new to streetfighter, you moved on, or you are a seasoned pro. The amount of new content, tight gameplay, plethora of counters, super moves, and ultras. Whether its new characters, tweaked characters, or new stages, Capcom has re-written the book on content to add on for its 15$ price tag. Is is worth it? Heck Yeah!
Now Capcom quit milking streetfighter 4 and give us streetfighter 5 already.
9 out of 10.
But here's to Capcom releasing a street fighter 5 in the future and leaving street fighter 4 alone.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.0Oct 26, 2013The game is fun. I like omaha poker. The characters are a whoot and taking claptraps money is a blast. To bad the game stutters and freezes.The game is fun. I like omaha poker. The characters are a whoot and taking claptraps money is a blast. To bad the game stutters and freezes. Why release such a game… Expand
Average User Score: 3.9Sep 7, 2012i bought this game blankly not expecting much. so here goes. sound was fine. voice acting was fine (remembering that most of their moviesi bought this game blankly not expecting much. so here goes. sound was fine. voice acting was fine (remembering that most of their movies didn't require much acting). i liked the angles of the camera. it wasnt just birds eye, or first person shooter, nor a 2 and 1/2 d. it shifted into many angles. i found i lost myself frequently dude to very little color variation between me and the backdrop. also i noticed that it seems as though my guys were made for one game and the enemies for another .... don't look for the perfect guy for the perfect level. mediocre game.....NEXT please!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Sep 3, 2012how do you get in shape when you are old and moving slowly ..you lose weight. a few less calories and you to will be moving like madden. ihow do you get in shape when you are old and moving slowly ..you lose weight. a few less calories and you to will be moving like madden. i didn't follow madden to 12. loved drew brees a little to long. but madden 13 puts on a show. almost making playing defense fun. the graphics are nice rather faded. the physics engine gets things with a sliver of space. but definetely the speed in which the game flows. each madden adding another layer. this is HANDSDOWN the best football game i ever played. sorry 2k5… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Jun 11, 2012ultimate marvel vs. capcom is a mixed bag. if you bought the first one. quit complaining. go trade it in and use the money towards this one.ultimate marvel vs. capcom is a mixed bag. if you bought the first one. quit complaining. go trade it in and use the money towards this one. you will only be losing about 20 bucks and hey. you would have spent that to download these characters anyway. with the addition of the added features. i now feel like mvc is in fact the barebones of the two products. in every way ultimate mvc3 outshines mvc3, especially because of the new characters and costumes. its feel, and its approach. the seem to have redesigned or tweaked everything to give this ultimate mvc3 a new game feel. why such a moderate score. because whether capcom likes it or not. i just finished seeing the other version so the giddiness is gone. next time capcom, get it right the first time.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.7Jun 11, 2012soul calibur v is a very hard game to review. on the one hand is it beautiful and filled with grace. yes. on the other hand did i see all ofsoul calibur v is a very hard game to review. on the one hand is it beautiful and filled with grace. yes. on the other hand did i see all of this in soul calibur 4. yes. if you liked kilik think of xiba as his goofy little brother. so on and so forth with many characters having only been replaced by a different look and name but same move set. after i realized this i customized my controller on scv to the way it had been set on sc IV and with a little tweaking there i was all over again. stella got his groove back. i put upwards on 200 hrs on the entire sc series since the original and about all i can say is if you played sc IV think of sc V as sc IV with trophy support. but minus the cool spooky voice overs, minus the originality of weapon hunting, minus the extras, minus the great orchestra music. it does have all of these things but its no longer original. so yeah its sc IV: the lame version. plus trophies… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Mar 10, 2011dear mr. castle crashers ... how did i ignore you this long? i saw your release...i played your demo and let you just sit there... recently idear mr. castle crashers ... how did i ignore you this long? i saw your release...i played your demo and let you just sit there... recently i just bought you jus' cuz...and i played you... and i said huh? this is kewl.. hack and slash at its finest... even the little pink knight with the kiss on his head (HE supports breast cancer) you gotta pay for him... i don't i'm just chilling enjoying this game rescuing princesses… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Mar 10, 2011ok youre in the stomach of this huge beast...it still plays like the first expanded. this time their is smoke/air, corrosive acid, fire,ok youre in the stomach of this huge beast...it still plays like the first expanded. this time their is smoke/air, corrosive acid, fire, water... a few more tricks and treats i won't... good sequel ...or expansion pack whichever you prefer... in any case... it has renewed my interest in the first pixel junk shooter i'm playing it now.. again ... that to me is the mark of a good sequel… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Mar 5, 2011if ura boy and u like brutal bloody games, is it marvel vs.. capcom 3 or mortal kombat... no... it aint got da best graphics but they ok ...if ura boy and u like brutal bloody games, is it marvel vs.. capcom 3 or mortal kombat... no... it aint got da best graphics but they ok ... but if ura boy who get off on this... decapitations... slicing limbs off... try this... you might like this... if your like me with ur boyhood u might ummm get excited by it… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Mar 4, 2011everytime i play dragon age or awakening which is dragon age add on it captivates me... its a long game... beautiful world, but its a pc. porteverytime i play dragon age or awakening which is dragon age add on it captivates me... its a long game... beautiful world, but its a pc. port so it ain't killzone3 graphically ok... if u can deal with beauty a great story line and videogame rpg drama get this game... i got dragon age 2 preordered... i can't wait… Expand