Thank goodness that the local Capcom distribution is finally sorted because if through some cruel twist of fate, us South African didn’t get Street Fighter IV (and indeed Resident Evil 5), a lot of us would be really sad pandas.
The first reviews are in and the game is looking pretty damn amazing. Metacritic averages are sitting on 95 and 96 on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 respectively. The IGN review above gives a good indication of what kind of fun you can expect to have with SFIV, although the voiceover may just put you to sleep.
I am glad to see that so many companies are realising that it isn’t always the best idea to reinvent the wheel. The old Street Fighter games were loved globally for a reason, there was something there that made it great and that’s why they have decided to improve the visuals and everything else, but keep the core gameplay the same as it’s always been with only minor tweaks, additions and adjustments.
How many of you are going to be picking this game up? Is there a lot of interest in this revival or is it going to come and go without any attention locally?
Last Updated: February 13, 2009