I LOVE fighting games, I really do. I have played nearly every blockbuster since the age of 8 or 9. I have played them for over 20 years. So I picked up “Street Fighter x Tekken,” and was expecting the pinnacle of gaming. I mean seriously, the “King of Crossovers” paired with TEKKEN?!!! How could it go wrong? It seems like it could be the perfect game.
Initially, boy was I wrong. Before I get chastised, let me list the issues (From my POV).
-Lack of Modes.
-Thoughtless Arcade Mode.
-What’s the story exactly? A fallen box?..
-Graphics are not that great (Street Fighter IV, I thought, was way better).
-No infinity Time Limit option (40% of my online matches end with Time Up [set at 99]).
-Takes forever to sync a ranked match (I’m directly wired with FIOS… ultra-fast connection).
-Network Battle Modes are lacking.
-Online Lobbies are terrible (Soul Calibur V AWESOME; lobbies).
-Online play= lag, lag, LAG.
-Is the background song cutting out on purpose? If so, the low health notification is terrible
-I have to wait a week to use Mega-Man and Pac-Man?
-The other characters are not that great.
-Near unlimited combos with a few characters paired with no breaker.
-DLC characters are already on disc?
-Fight system can be strange and odd to many.
-Gem system is so-so.
-Character edit? Um… not really.
-Scramble battle (When it doesn’t work).
What I like
-Once you get used to the fighting system, it is competitive.
-The character selection isn’t terrible.
-Unique way of bringing in the Tekken brand into Capcom’s system.
-Scramble Battle (when it works, it is CRAZY).
As you can tell, I feel ashamed I got this as a midnight pick-up. I chose this over Mass Effect 3 because I’m finishing other RPGs and I want to have time to work on my GMATs. Let’s be honest, Mass Effect 3 would take over my time for months. As I play SFxT more and more, I’m warming up to it and getting used to it, but it was a very sloppy release. I mean VERY sloppy. Virtua Fighter 5 has more modes than this game. Virtua Fighter 5 has been out for a very long time. Would even reach out and say that VF5 has better graphics and the game is 5 years old.
I’m getting used to the game, but it is moving very slowly.
Lasting Appeal: B-