Friday, 4 May 2007

Review: Street Fighter the Movie, The Game And it doesn't totally suck????

It's no secret that I used to like ScrewAttack . You know. Before it started to suck badly. I thought the reviews handsome Tom did were good. (Handsome Tom is now gone from Screwattack so there is no reason to go to that site anymore)

However they just posted a video review of Street Fighter the Movie, the Game for the Saturn that briefly shook my faith in them... The movie was so damn awful...Some parts were funny to me (Raul Julia as Bison) just because they were so Horrible... How could the Game be ANY different. I was in for a surprize...

In short the video review did not call the game a total piece of crap...!!!!!!

They said it was an OK game!

Watch it! No really. Watch it just for the ending. Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!

http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=18741&type=mov

So they said that the MAME version of the game was really terrible but the Saturn version reworked by capcom was actually ok...


...Wait a second.

I HAVE this game. I bought this game for like $2.00 and played it like ONCE! How the hell could this be a halfway decent game?!?!?!?!?!??

So I took out my copy and fired it up once more.

Turns out the problem was that I chose the story mode the first time I played. In this mode you can only fight as one character and have to endure crappy crappy videos and storylines from the movie.

Take my advice and forget that this mode exists and go to the next option which is the classic SF2 style Tournament. Also skip the movie clips in the game. They have NOTHING to do with the good portions of the game which is the Tournament Street mode. Though Raul Julia (aka Gomez Addams) was funny as hell as M. Bison (The only good part of the movie).
Anyways I choose the character Kylie Minogue...Oops, I mean Cammy to fight. ( I never did find the secret combo move to do the locomotion though...)
Holy crap the game wasn't half bad...

The controls worked REALLY well with the classic Saturn pad I was using. I was pulling off combo moves and working all six of the buttons with ease. I can compare it to SF2 turbo, but it's also a lot like the original SF2.

The voice acting was good. They used Japanese voice actors so it sounds like the original SF2 games. Good!

If fact I was thinking to my self that it was pretty cool how I could keep hitting my computer opponents with the drill kick with blocks and timing when it occurred to me that I was actually having some fun playing this game!

It's like Mortal Combat and the original Street Fighter 2 had some sort of Bastard child.

And just like a real unloved and unwashed child it's up to you if this is worth picking up or not.

Here is some video of some people playing the game.



My advice....

I paid about $2.00 American for this game and that seems to be an OK price. If you are a fan of classic SF2 action you might want to consider paying up to $6 American for it.

However if you haven't played at least 2 versions of SF2 and really aren't a fan of 2D fighters leave this one on the table of the flea market.

5.5/10

INSIDE JOKE: Once I kidnap the Queen I will force EVERYONE to read my reviews! And value my own personal currency five times higher than the pound...

12 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

Excellent post Caleb! I'll have to seek this one out!

Oh BTW I have your copy of Half Life and I'll mail it to you soon...

fatherkrishna said...

Kidnap the queen as soon as possible! ;)

Ross said...

This game is the black sheep of the Street Fighter family. Although it's truly awful, it's an interesting piece of the SF history and I am still trying to track down a complete PSX copy of it (I still kick myself every once and awhile for passing up a complete copy years ago, haven't seen once since, it's quite a rare game).

Caleb said...

Ross-

Is the complete Saturn version as rare as the PS version?

As for "awful", yes compared to other SF games it is awful. However for the Saturn I think it's an OK fighter.

I mean any fighter you can get into with combos and stuff is OK.

As for collecting, I feel your pain. At one time I had every RE released for the playstation and gamecube and ended up giving them up. Now it would cost me a bundle to get them all back...

The Elderly said...

...Kylie..... sigh!

Caleb said...

HOLY CRAP! FK Really?????

I missed that comment before!

A copy of HL for Dreamcast!!!!!!!!!

I FINALLY GET TO PLAY BLUE SHIFT THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED!

HELL YEAH!

FatherKrishna I cannot thank you enough!!!!!


...and elderly...When I was working on this article I totally knew someone would make a comment like that...Really now.

(I wonder if it was really her behind they digitized for the game?)

(and she made VanDam look tall)

Anonymous said...

I ordered the game on eBay (about $7 overall) after watching that video, just got it today, and it's actually not that bad!

gnome said...

Finely fine review!

Caleb said...

Well Anonymous at least you will have a fighter to train your skills on the Saturn Game Pad.

This is always handy when you want to destroy some other player in another game.

And it's getting to be quite a collectable.

The Elderly said...

(moves to corner, silently mouthing the word Kylie.....)

fatherkrishna said...

I want this so badly now... The game that is, not Kylie... Although now I think abou8t it...

The Elderly said...

...see.. she's hard to get out of your head.....ssn't she

..Kylie.....

maybe i should get counselling....

I find both the game and the movie fascinating... I never really expect a great acting performance when a films got loads of action sequences...

and ....gulp! Kylie....