Thursday, August 03, 2006
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Xbox Live Arcade, ROCKS!!!
Just got Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting yesterday from Xbox Live Arcade for 800 points. It rocks. It's an arcade perfect port, right down to the difficult A.I. I love it.
It's a great classic to have on the 360, and is fun to play whether offline or online. If you've played SF2 in the past, you know what to expect. This SF2 is a bit older, so a lot of the things that gamers are used to, like air-blocks and insta-combos, aren't in the game...it's as basic as it can get, and in a way, I feel that it's more strategic.
I have lots of respect now for the folks over at Capcom and their Xbox 360 support. Not only did they give the Xbox 360 an amazing port of SF2 HF, they're also sending over Dead Rising and Lost Planet. Capcom just improved their reputation in my book. In the past, they were seen as the 'king of the rehash'. But now, with their much improved online capable version of SF2 HF and their upcoming new franchise titles for the 360, these guys are surely going to be successful again in console gaming.
Great job Capcom on Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting! You've earned this old school fighting game fan's respect with the amazing, arcade perfect Xbox 360 version. A great, classic game to play on the side, along with the other next-gen titles on the Xbox 360.
Rating for SF2 HF: 9/10, Excellent game, Well worth it!