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Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 is a bad, bad port

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Maybe I’m naive, but I really expected Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 4 to be a great port. The venerated fighting game made its debut on Sony’s PS4 as a new-gen exclusive, and with it being a port of a six year old game, my expectation was that it would not just be playable, but be the definitive edition of a game that’s been released a million times already. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a terrible, terrible port.

Pro and not-so-pro players from around the globe have expressed their dissatisfaction with USFIV on the PS4, saying that the game has input lag, moves have been unintentionally nerfed, frame data is off and there are glitches galore. Even the menus are slow and choppy. Hell, the opening menu says “Press Start” when the PS4’s controller doesn’t have a start button.

These are the sorts of issues that completely break the Fighting Game experience – and it’s inexcusable. This would be relatively okay if not for one thing: This is meant to be the version of the game that’s used at EVO and other pro tournaments, displacing the old consoles – but there’s no way on earth the game is ready for that. It’s not even ready to be released.

Before you ask, no – the port wasn’t done by High Voltage, the folks who botched up Mortal Kombat X on PC. Instead, it was handled by Other Ocean, an indie developer and port factory that’s responsible for a different, yet also completely broken Mortal Kombat title: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection. I own that, and I really wish I didn’t.

Here’s a look at some of the issues:

Sony’s trying to establish its console as the home of competitive Fighting Games, making this new port of Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V exclusive to its platform – but it’s not going to win anybody over by releasing games that seem to have had no QA whatsoever. The preliminary matches leading to EVO start in about a month, so they have just weeks to fix this.

Last Updated: May 27, 2015

47 Comments

  1. Trevor Matrix

    May 27, 2015 at 08:07

    Time to dust off that Xbox 360, right?

    Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      May 27, 2015 at 08:18

      Yup..it’s actually the only reason I still have my 360.

      Reply

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 27, 2015 at 08:32

        I dunno. Capcom never did a proper Street Fighter game after Super Street Fighter 2, the one that introduced us to T-Hawk and Fei Long. Street Fighter IV never got to me as much as I would have loved it to. And that Dural-esque final boss was the final nail in the coffin.

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        • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

          May 27, 2015 at 08:35

          WHA…..Both SF 3 and 4 are masterful fighters…You go too far!

          Reply

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 08:37

            Nah man. Street Fighter 2 grabbed you by the short hairs. Street Fighter 4 was dull. And then I lost all respect for Capcom after the 7th release of Street Fighter 4.

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 27, 2015 at 08:38

            SF4 was/is incredible, but, different strokes 🙂

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 08:39

            Yeah. Mortal Kombat 9 wasn’t any better as well…

          • FoxOneZA

            May 27, 2015 at 09:04

            Tekken 6 was the worst of the lot.

  2. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 27, 2015 at 08:14

    *yawns*

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

      May 27, 2015 at 08:19

      Coffee.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 27, 2015 at 08:22

        We’ll need pure caffeine IVs to get over the boredom that is Street Fighter. 😛

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 08:24

          I’m a big fan of the old Street Fighter games, but honestly have not played a single one of the newer versions.

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 27, 2015 at 08:26

        Going for my third cup, is tolerance to caffeine possible? If so I’m switching to cocaine.

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 27, 2015 at 08:27

          As long as you share. 😛

          Who am I kidding? With the way you share upvotes like a cheap…

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 27, 2015 at 08:28

            a cheap upvoter?

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 08:29

            Witcher?

        • Captain JJ Hack&Slash&Dodge

          May 27, 2015 at 08:29

          I haven’t even had my first.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 08:29

            Is that what she said?

        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          May 27, 2015 at 08:29

          ‘n lyn cocaine en bennylin na smaak?

          Reply

    • chimera_85

      May 27, 2015 at 08:36

      *yawns with you*

      Reply

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 27, 2015 at 08:38

        *Yawns and lets out a fart.* Apologies

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 27, 2015 at 08:42

          That’s a first.

          Reply

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 08:42

            Oh I fart a lot! 😛

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 08:43

            That part you’ve made very clear over the past months. 😛

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 08:43

            You should feel sorry for my fiance then. Every morning she is awoken by the sound of Machine gun fire. 😛

          • Lord Chaos

            May 27, 2015 at 08:44

            Doubt blowup dolls have feelings.

            *RUNS

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 27, 2015 at 08:45

            You do realize Trevor is an excellent sniper, don’t you? There is nowhere you can run. 🙂

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 27, 2015 at 08:48

            LOOOOOOOOOOOL

  3. Hammersteyn

    May 27, 2015 at 08:25

  4. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 27, 2015 at 08:31

    Bad ports of games that actually work before they’re ported are a cancer in this industry. For every one that’s done well, there’s another ten that are just a big “fuck you, give us money” from their publishers and go to show just how little they give a damn about what they’re publishing and their customers.

    Guess how much this’ll affect the sales on SF V? Nothing. It won’t do a goddamn thing.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 27, 2015 at 08:32

      I won’t be getting it. But not because this is a crap port.

      Reply

  5. chimera_85

    May 27, 2015 at 08:36

    Games like these are dumb anyways. Have no idea why people play this kak

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    • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

      May 27, 2015 at 08:37

      Right!? Mass Effect is just as kak. People have no taste.

      Reply

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 27, 2015 at 08:40

        YOU TAKE THAT BACK YOU TENTACLE PORN LOVING EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING!

        Reply

      • chimera_85

        May 27, 2015 at 08:40

        To each his own, just stating my opinion. It’s like these days if you don’t say that or imo then people take it as fact

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        • Trevor Matrix

          May 27, 2015 at 08:43

          Sir, I am sure that Umar was trolling you a little bit.

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        • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

          May 27, 2015 at 08:45

          Just kidding…There is nothing wrong with thinking these games are kak.

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          • chimera_85

            May 27, 2015 at 08:51

            There’s nothing wrong with thinking any game is kak hahaha.

            If we all liked be exact same things it would be helluva boring

          • Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

            May 27, 2015 at 08:53

            And thus the next version of CoD Italy was developed.

            Honestly I’m glad there are so many people with different opinions on what makes a good game.
            Without those people there would be almost no innovation in games.

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 27, 2015 at 08:54

            Yup, agreed 🙂

          • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

            May 27, 2015 at 08:54

            Indeed it would be 😀

          • chimera_85

            May 27, 2015 at 09:15

            Like Bioshock and Fallout, those games are so bad for me yet so many people love it. Oh also Borderlands, terrible games imo????

  6. Galbedir

    May 27, 2015 at 08:52

    Sony and Microsoft should have a sort of ‘standards test’ for all games released on their consoles which developers need to meet.

    Reply

  7. HairyEwok

    May 27, 2015 at 08:54

    This is ironic. Console people always said get over it with the ports being shitty for PC. Well look at this now.

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    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 27, 2015 at 09:12

      xD

      Reply

  8. 40 Insane Frogs

    May 27, 2015 at 11:10

    Rubs eyes…. sips a bit of tea…. scratches bum

    Capcom strikes again!

    Reply

  9. MakeItLegal

    May 27, 2015 at 21:44

    Press start

    Wow

    Reply

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