Street Fighter 5 Review
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be soon launching and it’s interesting to review Street Fighter 5 in this context.
Any ardent gamer will agree that one of the games that deliver sheer fun to its players is Street Fighter 5. Whatever level you start playing, the game offers you the lightheaded, intelligent and heartening amusement that it contains as its primary goal.
Whichever position of the fighting game skill range you fall in currently, if you think that Street Fighter 5 is dumbed-down, you’re wrong. High-level players will get a great depth and long-term malleability in its systems, whereas a newbie has a growth, learning, improvement and exploration process that is enjoyable.
While you can pre-order for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Starts Monday, which is an Action Packed New Version that Includes a Familiar Foe, Street Fighter 5 is still appealing because its systems and presentation have become clearer to the extent of near perfection.
Street Fighter 5’s dislike for excessively complex barriers is clear. The Focus Attack system of Street Fighter 4 is long gone. It’s replaced by an easy two-button press V-Skill. And there are multiple V-Skills.
Upon tapping both medium attack buttons at the same time, you can make your character instantly perform a special move or unique attack. There is no need of stick or pad waggling. And unique means hugely powerful game-changers. E.g. M. Bison is able to seize fireballs out of the air and throw them directly back. Chun Li is able to launch into the air at weird angles throwing off rivals used to her usual trajectories. Zangief can absorb damage in the same way as the old Focus, but he is able to do that even while proceeding, radically reversing the old problem of the glacial grappler by coming into the attack range.
The same is true for the second section of the V system, the V-Trigger. Here you just have to hit the two strong attack buttons consecutively. This will enable your character to enter a time-limited, empowered, special state which modifies their fighting qualities – e.g. multi-hitting attacks, furnishing, defense or higher speed, or even offers them new special moves. The game offers even more power, even more options, and still the least of challenge in implementation. The building blocks of the strategic game of Street Fighter 5 are easy to grasp and easy to use, but they click together to develop systems of great power and diversity.
All in all, Street Fighter 5 is a truly fun game and the upcoming Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is expected to carry the same entertainment value.