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- Choose between classic pixel-art graphics for a retro nostalgia trip, or enjoy a refined new modern look!
- Team-up with a friend to take on the CPU opponent in a new co-op mode. Create new two-character combos and attack the CPU on both sides!
- Battle it out with a friend in local multiplayer or take the fight online in Ranked and Casual matches.
- Browse through a beautiful 250+ page digital art book featuring over 1,500 illustrations throughout Street Fighter's 30-year history.
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Street Fighter II, the most iconic fighting game of all time, is back on the Nintendo Switch! The newest iteration of SFII in nearly 10 years, Ultra Street Fighter II features all of the classic characters, a host of new single player and multiplayer features, as well as two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken!
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-2 Additional Characters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken
-Way of the Hado mode
-HD Rumble (disabled by default)
-250+ page digital art book
Now let's go through the extras:
-2 additional characters:
Evil Ryu and Violent: Like Akuma, have higher attack/speed and able to teleport dash, but lowered defense/HP than there regular counterparts
Akuma is auto unlock from the get-go
You can select from 256 color variants. You can change their costume, hair and skin tone color
Transition is not smooth, it feels like you're going through grid-by-grid on a graph paper when select colors and feels like a chore than anything as it takes maybe half a second to go from one shade of color to the next. I'd say pre-select the ones you want first and don't bother with it again as it can be frustrating and time consuming
-Way of the Hado
If you ever wish to can Haduken or kamayamaya (Dragon Ball Z reference) motion to attack enemies then this is essentially it as you'll be playing on a on-rails shooter knocking out waves of enemies . But as you can probably predict, it will get repetitive after 5-10mins. Not only does this get old quick, but the motion detection is horrible. You essentially can do a haduken, shoruken, hurricane kick and block depending on your opponents choreographed gestures, but most of the time it does not register at all or it inputs the wrong move you did not intend for it to do.
You can play game in variety of controller configurations (except Way of the Hado mode), but i recommend the pro controller for the best experience since there's no arcade stick for the Ninendo Switch (or that i'm aware of at the moment). If you do play it on the switch controller(s) the HD rumble is very neat. If you do a sonic boom or get hit by one you feel a spinning motion throughout the controller. HD rumble is disabled by default, so you have to go to options to turn it on
Special moves can be mapped to button presses on screen like Super Street Fighter IV on the 3DS. This option is only available in handheld mode
There's a modernized training mode showing move sets.
Now you can tech throws (cancel out opponent's throw if you press the buttons the same time)
-250+ page digital art book
Very high quality HD scans. You can pinch and zoom, or swipe to next page with your fingers like on a smart phone or touch device with photos
Assuming the Nintendo Switch has battery left in it; you can essentially play anywhere even without a TV present
Lack of modes:
Wished they went with the Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max route on the PSP giving a dozen of different modes (Survival, 3v3, 100 kumite etc) and custom move sets. But the offers here are pretty limited and aside from the digital art book, and buddy battle*. Seems like a quick cash grab by Capcom taking advantage of the limited games library of the new console (Nintendo Switch) release.
*Buddy battle is just two on one battle. The team with two players have a shared health bar, and the single person team has beefed up stats to keep it balanced
This game is hard to recommend as it barely brings anything new to the table especially if you can get Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on PS3, Xbox 360 for $10. Great if:
1. You want a nostalgia trip and you don't own the video game consoles (or at least anymore) that can play any iteration of Street Fighter II.
2. A collectors or fans of the Street Fighter II series line (as there's multiple iterations of it)
3. Just want the definitive version of the game. Knowing you'll sink in 100s of hours into the game
4. Want to play competitively? Have not heard of anything about the tournament scene that may lead up to EVO...may want to check around if there's a local scene you can be a part of or make your own
5. Really want to digital art book as physical artbooks can go for around $30. Some art work presented in the digital art book are from an out of print artbook that is really hard to obtain
6. Have extra cash in hand and want to play something on the Nintendo Switch before the next major release
Overall very hard purchase decision. I'd wait for a major price drop, which may be sooner than later seeing it's in the launch window game for a new system.
As for the First person view of the Satsui no Hado where you try and perform Haduken against waves of approaching enemies is a mixed bag as the controls are gimmicky half the time where you perform a haduken and other times not ad other times perform a spin kick so if there is any real weak pint to this version of the game it would be this. So for fans of the Street Fighter universe and if you have a Nintendo Switch or plan on getting one I'd definitely say this is well worth adding to your game collection.
My main draw to get this at release rather than waiting was the new Buddy Battle system which disappointingly turned out to be absolute garbage where you play the same fixed 4 rounds against the same people in the same order with no options of changing how many times you can fight or anything. I can only hope the mode will get fixed in an update (which I doubt will happen). I have other issues with the game, but that was the biggest complaint for me.
I wouldn't recommend getting this game unless it goes down to at least $19.99--unless you just REALLY want to be able to play classic player vs computer Street Fighter 2 both on the go and on the tv. Otherwise just wait and save your money.