Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: XBox One Review

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: XBox One Review


Platform: XBox One

Released by Capcom

It's back.

The smackdown to end all smackdowns is back, and with a package that comprises 12 Street Fighter arcade ports, it's a trip down memory lane which will KO you with its nostalgia.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: XBox One Review

From the likes of Street Fighter, via Street Fighter II: Champion Edition to Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, there are more than enough games to keep you and your mates amused in front of the console.

The games are fairly simple ports, which don't mess with the formula, but Capcom's thrown in a few new features and options.

From a stronger Training Mode to the chance to explore early game design documents, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection aims to be completist, and while the play is as frustrating as button mashers ever were, there's also the feeling that this is a great fun experience that proved to be so popular in the arcades for obvious reasons.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: XBox One Review

Sure, there's a few of them which are missing, but the preservation work and the 2D fighting game nature means that the chance to sit down and wallow in the past is high and welcome.

It's also interesting to see how the games evolved in their playability as developers explored the full potential of what the machines could do - and there's certainly a feeling of leaps and bounds from Street Fighter I to Street Fighter III.

All in all, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is worth owning; its lower cost and the fact that it's 12 games deep, mean value for money - sure, there's some repetition in the beat them up formula, but as a gaming document to preserve the past, it's sort of second to none.

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