Street Fighter V
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If Street Fighter IV were to be described as looking to the past to understand what made the series so great, Street Fighter V could be described as looking to the future to ensure it stays on top for the years to come, welcoming all the new comers along the way.
Despite a rocky launch and poor story mode, Street Fighter V has shown once again why Capcom's franchise reigns supreme. The best fighting mechanics to date are sure to keep fans coming back for years.
Street Fighter V feels like a great game in the making - literally, in the making. The unfinished story mode that feels cheaply tacked together and the distinct lack of single-player focus makes me think that Capcom is hoping that players will forgive the day-one let downs by throwing updates at the game post-release.
There's enough online action and learnable stuff here to make Street Fighter V a decent purchase, but you can't sit there and tell me that Capcom couldn't have delayed this until everything was ready in June and benefitted for the greater because of it. There's just no way.
In its current state, Street Fighter V offers brilliant core gameplay and presentation coupled with patchy amounts of content.
Despite its problems with content, Street Fighter V is the most polished and accessible entry in the franchise.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Street Fighter V legt den bisher schlechtesten Launch des Jahres hin und sollte auch in der aktuellen Fassung eher ausgelassen werden. Hardcore Fans können den Titel zwar noch als gutes Trainingslager bzw. verlängerte Beta benutzen, aber für den Rest heißt es wohl noch bis März bzw. Juni zu warten, bis man ein vollwertiges Spiel mit ausreichend Inhalt für sein Geld bekommt.
Review in German | Read full review
Street Fighter V is the best fighting game available on the PlayStation 4 and the PC, and easily surpasses what the Xbox One has to offer. Street Fighter is back on top.
When the promised updates in March come around, maybe Street Fighter V will live up to its potential but right now it feels incomplete.
Nearly a year on, Street Fighter V still doesn't quite feature the sort of content a modern fighting game should pack in, and this limits the number of casuals and newcomers that could potentially be brought into the scene. Definite improvements have been made in the last twelve months, though, and whilst there is still work to be done and there are some hard-to-ignore graphical issues that dominate screens, if you can add the DLC characters into the roster through unlocking or purchasing, there is no better time to jump into the Street Fighter V ring.