First things first. I have the opening theme for Street Fighter IV stuck in my head. It has the infectious poppy feel of both a boy band and a teen idol earworm, and I’m kind of stuck with it. The menu has it looping around and I tonight I found myself starting up the game and then making dinner. While I kept the music on, I just wanted to dance.
But, back to the game. There is a feeling of coming back home, while also finding out that while you were gone, some incredible remodeling took place. The new Street Fighter IV is a 3d fighter with a true 2d feel. It just feels like street fighter, but with this fantastic aesthetic with some great special effects. The collision detection for the fighting is great, and I never feel like an attack should have hit when it didn’t. Soul Calibur and its sequels had that issue sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great 3d fighter.
There’s just something about coming back to a two dimensional fight plane. Continue reading