Recently Street Fighter V was released on PS4 and PC with mixed reactions due to content. Whilst having few bouts online with James Moyles and talking about the series, I realized I owned a few Street Fighter games.
As I do like a fighting game genre starting from way back on the Mega Drive with these...
There are quite a few fighters on the Mega Drive and SNES with the Mortal Kombat series standing out in particularly to me, due to it's over the top nature where I found Street Fighter II to be a bit slow and boring in comparison.
The four Mortal Kombat games aren't the only fighters I own on the Mega Drive, let's find out if I'm any good at Street Fighter II.
As you can see I'm not very good at Street Fighter II, I feel the game has held up better then MKII from a graphics stand point but I still find far to sluggish for my liking.
Moving from the 16 Bit era to the fifth generation of consoles, most notably the SEGA Saturn in this case. Which is a fantastic system for 2D Fighters. I've only recently picked up a Saturn again but I do own a Street Fighter on it, in the form of Alpha 2. How well do I do this time
As you can see, I do much better this time with Alpha 2 which holds up very well especially going in without any nostalgia attached to the game which I have for likes of Mortal Kombat II on the Mega Drive.
The 5th generation was a great time fighters no doubt but the real King of Fighters would come in the 6th generation in the form of another SEGA system. The Dreamcast which has
at least those to pick from and more that I don't own, along with sport based fighters. Making it a fantastic system for the genre with arguably the best 3D Fighter in SoulCalibur and 2D Fighter which has a Street Fighter connection in Marvel vs Capcom 2 on it.
Due to all these great fighters, I didn't play Street Fighter on it with so much more to pick from but now building up my collection, I own not one but two of the three Street Fighters on the system which are Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike which is the second version after 2nd Impact of Street Fighter III which remains exclusive to the Dreamcast and the only way outside of the arcade to play Street Fighter III and 2nd Impact in the completion Double Impact (I need this for my collection). The other Street Fighter, I own is Alpha 3 which has a few characters that make an appearance in Street Fighter V.
Now to see how I get on with these two
Rather so-so, both are enjoyable, if I had to play a 2D Fighter on the system neither would be my go to choice though.
Now I'm going to skip a generation as I unfortunately don't have a PS3 or Xbox 360 to show one of the many versions of Street Fighter IV. I have played SFIV briefly on Xbox 360 and the 3DS at the systems launch but not since then.
So I'm going to have skip ahead and go right to the current generation with Street Fighter V, now in my video you can see one of issues with the game. The other was due to servers at launch but that's since be sorted and March will bring the first bit of new content.
Anyway here's some Street Fighter V
As you can see it's over quite quickly not due to me being utterly rubbish at it like the other games but due to the game. If you can get some friends to play the game, then it's fantastic and well worth picking up but if you want more content then maybe get Mortal Kombat XL which is out soon.
After going back to these, Street Fighter has grown on me but still isn't my fighter of choice and neither is Capcom as the company to make great fighters. It's Namco with the likes of
Now only if they could recapture the magic of those.