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  • Summary: Birdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to chooseBirdie and Charlie Nash make their return to the Street Fighter universe, where they join classic characters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and M. Bison. Many more new and returning characters will be added to the diverse roster, offering a wide variety of fighting styles for players to choose from. New Strategies and Battle Mechanics: Highly accessible new battle mechanics, which revolve around the V-Gauge and EX Gauge, provide a new layer of strategy and depth to the franchise that all players can enjoy. V-Trigger: Unique abilities that use the entire V-Gauge, giving players the opportunity to inflict damage when activated. V-Skill: Utility skills (such as evasion) for each character that can be activated at any time. V-Reversal: Unique counterattacks that use one stock of the V-Gauge. Critical Arts: Ultimate attacks that use the entire EX Gauge. For the first time in franchise history, the online community is unified into a single player pool, allowing for even more rivalries to be born. [Playstation.com] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Feb 16, 2016
    90
    Street Fighter V delivers where it counts as a fighting game, the gameplay, and makes leaps and bounds of improvement everywhere else. That makes it a must-buy if you're any type of fan of the series—especially since there are no Super, Ultra or Turbo versions coming out in the future.
  2. Feb 15, 2016
    81
    At launch, SFV is merely serviceable for the seasoned online warrior. For the beginner, it is simply abysmal.
  3. Feb 19, 2016
    80
    Launch troubles and lack of single player aside (which this score addresses), Street Fighter V is a brilliant fighting game. While currently in its infant stage, Street Fighter V will continue to grow into something amazing.
  4. Feb 19, 2016
    79
    As soon as Street Fighter 5 was announced to the public, I was immediately taken back to my childhood days – but maybe for the wrong reasons. Yet again, the game was mostly ignored by the media. The same thing happened to Street Fighter 3 in the late 90s. But Capcom still worked diligently on their Beat 'Em Up. The end result might look a little small on overall content, but as Capcom promised, Street Fighter 5 will constantly get new content until the end of the PS4-era.
  5. Apr 9, 2016
    70
    At the moment, with its fantastic gameplay but a serious lack of content, Street Fighter 5 is a solid 7/10; a good game that is a great for fans of the genre but can’t be recommended to all. Hopefully though, in a year’s time when the promised features have been added and the roster of fighters has been increased in number, it’ll be worthy of a 9/10. Until then however, those looking for single player fighting thrills should look elsewhere to get their kicks, whilst those wanting to just play online will definitely enjoy Street Fighter 5, but may find its repetition of stages and fighters slightly irksome.
  6. Feb 22, 2016
    70
    With control options on the PC being rather limited, the game is only good for those who care about competition. For everyone else looking for something closer to what the older games provided, give it a month to see if things improve.
  7. Feb 15, 2016
    60
    If you're looking for anything other than a solid fighting game with strong netcode, you should probably hold off until the game sees a few more updates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 143
  1. Feb 17, 2016
    10
    A bit of a shaky launch, however the servers are now working fine and the connections are the best I've ever had in any fighting game; itA bit of a shaky launch, however the servers are now working fine and the connections are the best I've ever had in any fighting game; it honestly feels like local play. The cast is diverse and so far all the characters seem pretty well balanced, so you won't be penalized for liking a certain character.
    Although for now lacking a bit in single player features, this was known ahead of time and will get added in the very near future.
    Though who would want story mode when you can take the excellent gameplay online is beyond me.
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  2. Feb 23, 2016
    9
    So Street Fighter V is a fighting game and i will rate it like one.

    Street Fighter V has: + the best fighting mechanics + well balanced
    So Street Fighter V is a fighting game and i will rate it like one.

    Street Fighter V has:
    + the best fighting mechanics
    + well balanced fighters
    + smooth gameplay
    + steady frame-rate (60 fps)
    + best netcode
    + support for the complete PS4 era (maybe 3 or 4 more years)
    + new free updates
    + new fighters, which you can buy with fight money, so you dont have to spend real money on it
    + most e-sport support
    + best local and online tournaments

    now the negative aspects:
    - long loading times -> they are aware of that
    - they are working on the servers
    - lobby only for 2 -> that will change in march
    - no real story mode -> that will change in march
    - long waiting times for matches -> they are working on the servers
    - some disconnects -> they are working on the servers

    Besides these small negative aspects, which are really annoying sometimes, you get the best fighting game. No errors for me (i play it on pc). If you have problems with that, wait until march. If you are no whining kid, who needs attention from his mother, buy it now. There are enough good prices for this game if you buy a steam key.
    If you want a nice offline experience, buy it in march, but why offline? I don't understand the people who buy it to play arcade or the story mode, JUST WHY???
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  3. Feb 21, 2016
    5
    I agree with the other users, this feels like an early access game. There aren't many single player options (I am shocked they didn't includeI agree with the other users, this feels like an early access game. There aren't many single player options (I am shocked they didn't include a player vs. CPU mode or an arcade mode) and this makes the game very overpriced for what it is. The only reason I gave it a 5 is because I think this game has a lot of opportunity in future. If they where to add more features and maybe add more characters or make DLC characters available for everyone, the price would be a lot more reasonable. However the visuals and audio are pretty good and have that SF feel to it. Expand
  4. Apr 19, 2016
    2
    for now not worth paying the price of this game until capcom arrange services and more options for agrege played to pay more than 60 dollarsfor now not worth paying the price of this game until capcom arrange services and more options for agrege played to pay more than 60 dollars for the........ Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2020
    0
    So, you literally just buy game but, you dont buy full version, you just bought demo for normal price game XDD
  6. Feb 17, 2016
    0
    The game is not finished. It lacks alot of the content.
    Let's use sf4 as the base example, SF5 lacks
    1: Basic keyboard remap, you can't
    The game is not finished. It lacks alot of the content.
    Let's use sf4 as the base example, SF5 lacks

    1: Basic keyboard remap, you can't remap your desired keyboard controls. if you play with a keyboard, just don't bother

    2: No arcade mode. some people don't care about an arcade mode, but alot people do, it's a great mode to play casually and testing out ur combos in semi real combat versus AI, but the game doesn't have it

    3: No trial mode. The game lacks a trial mode that exsited in almost every fighting game that has been released after 2003, and it's a great mode to learn characters and basic combos, yet the game don't have it.

    4: You cant really invite your friend to play with you at the moment, it asks for a fighter ID where requires you to login into the CFN(capcom fighter network), and the function is not avaliable yet, so playing with your friend is not possible.

    5: varies missing features such as the store is not even implemented yet.

    6: lots of fight sticks are not supported yet like the old games did, so if u have a fight stick and wanting to play this game, better check with the forum and see if ur stick is supported.

    this is what I found so far, will be updating this review if I find more issues or if capcom fixes these issues.

    Way to ♥♥♥♥ up an release of you most anticipated game this year, capcom
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  7. SJW
    Feb 17, 2016
    0
    Street Fighter V - Early Access

    ✔ Not finished ✔ Extremely low content ✔ Broken launch ✔ Error 2100d ✔ Overpriced ✔ Ugly graphics and
    Street Fighter V - Early Access

    ✔ Not finished
    ✔ Extremely low content
    ✔ Broken launch
    ✔ Error 2100d
    ✔ Overpriced
    ✔ Ugly graphics and pictures
    ✔ Sadly optimized
    ✔ Only 16 characters on start

    RISE UP !
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