Do not waste your time. I play this game religiously on the 360 and arcade versions. I master Seth, and I can win with half of the roster. Although I avoid using any character yelling Hadouken, Chun-Li, Guile... I am no stranger to their move sets and strategies. This game is meant for the people who have NEVER played Street Fighter, SUCK at Street Fighter, or NEED a game and the next best games are not yet available. The LITE controls (which are unfavored by many PRO players) have no cool-down. Require no charge or extra movement and may be performed without any work whatsoever. Characters who shoot fireballs and have an anti-air move that capitalize on quick-frame recover (Guile or Ryu) can spam fireballs all day, adjust speeds based on opponent jump distance, and hit you immediately with a 1 button anti-air move. I returned this game to the retailer after winning a total 147 games and 11 losses. 7 Losses straight were a result of playing a Guile player who only performed 2 moves to win: Sonic Boom (the fastest recovery move), and FLASH KICK (fastest and longest ranging anti-air counter). Combo exhibitionists who excel in Arcades and Console versions like myself (able to perform 12-25-47 Hit combos) with ease should know that in the 3DS version any anti-air attack can counter a combo within the first 1-2 hits. So if you want to win you MUST set LITE controls and forget about skill.
LITE controls should require at least a cool-down period for ALL MOVES aside from Supers and Ultras to stop the game from becoming a Third-Person Shooter action game. I thought I was playing Super R-Type Fighter 4.
Otherwise, the unique new features for 3DS earned praise, the ability to port every fighter with less outfits than the console was a bit of a disappointment. The D-Pad is horrible and should be avoided. The Circle Pad did eliminate some disappointments but the chance of pulling off the move you'd like to do is 55%.
posted by cdaleh (SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LA) Apr 6, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (15%) found this review helpful
The controls are difficult, it is hard to take it out of the box and start playing, plus it is so hard just to play a simple computer, but it is just so boring as well because the moves are the same thing over and over again! just think about it before you waste your time waiting for this game!!
For anyone who's a Nintendo fan but wanted to play Street Fighter IV like I did, this is a great opportunity to do so, and on a handheld for the first time in the series. For those who are annoyed at the downplay of graphics from HD to this, since when does Street Fighter even need HD graphics? It's definitely worth playing, I recommend it, even for beginners.