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AE 2012, easily the most balanced of all the Street Fighter 4 games.,
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SSF4:AE2012 Edition is the most balanced of all the games in the SF4 series. At Evo 2012, 15 of the top 16 players used unique characters (only Cammy appeared twice). Don't think that it's too late to get into this game; AE 2012 will be staying a tournament game staple, as this game is still in its stages of growth. As for the PC version of SSF4:AE 2012, it is a good enough port, with natural controller support, meaning you can plug in an Xbox 360 controller or fight stick at anytime and the game will automatically recognize it. The game also does a good job at automatically setting the graphical settings, but I wish there was a way to change options or volume controls in the middle of matches, but that isn't really a big deal. It has an editable config.ini file, and even has a nice amount of unofficial community mods like skins and music swaps. Unfortunately, since a large majority of the playerbase lies on the consoles, not that many people play on the PC version, and if this is your first fighting game, you're going to have a tough time with the matchmaking as it will match you up with players who have been playing the game for a while (if you've been playing AE before, then the skill game isn't much of a problem). Luckily, you can find many people to help you learn the game on places like Shoryuken. The game, however, uses Games for Windows Live, which isn't really a problem...once you get it working that is. The game comes with an outdated version of GFWLM or something and it's an INCREDIBLE pain to get the game itself setup since it REQUIRES GWFL. But once you get past that inconvenient hurdle, you'll easily find yourself enjoying the company of SSF4:AE 2012.