Friday, August 8, 2008
Street Fighter IV: Ryu vs Sagat
OK, now Im officially pumped for this game. Before, you know, there was a moderate amount of hype in my mind, but now the pumpage levels have reached critical. The game really looks like its gonna play fantastically as well as look really much better than any of us expected. Everyone who has played this at location tests in Japan and Las Vegas is saying its probably the best Street Fighter game to date, which is pretty incredible when you think about it. I have to say that from the trailers I thought the whole game was 3D, but it turns out the characters and backgrounds are all 3D, but the gameplay takes place on a 2D plane, making for a 2.5D effect. Im truly thrilled about that design decision. Other games can go fully 3D if they want to, but it just wouldnt feel like Street Fighter is you could sidestep Ryu's Hadoukens. 2008 really is one of Capcom's best years in recent memory as a game company, and this title looks to be their crowning achievement. It looks like the hand drawn remake coming out on XBLA and PSN this fall, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, is just gonna be a appetizer before the main course.