My sporadic read through all the CAPCOM fighter-based comics I got in a humble bundle continues with the next two Street Fighter comic collections, which tie-up the pre Street Fighter II part and begins Udon Comic’s adaptation of the classic game. How does it stack up? Let’s find out!Continue reading
Now one of the things I’ll be doing a bit more often in 2021 is covering some non-Doctor Who comics, thanks to finally being all-but caught up with them (and not planning any more DW comic marathons after the currently-on-going Eighth Doctor DWM one) but I thought as I had a week or so in between some even-rarer book reading, plus I’d just brought the Street Fighter (plus Darkstalkers) comic Humble Bundle, I’d start a look at Udon’s comics based on the classic fighting series. I had to do some research as to which of the several different titled comic series that came in the bundle actually came first, and turns out the “Street Fighter Classic” series! It’s set in between the original Street Fighter series and II, but doesn’t really adapt what little story appeared in the Alpha games set during the same gap. After all that waffling, is it any good? Let’s find out!Continue reading
Well, that was a quick break! Yes, we’re back to a fighting game adaptation, and on our third attempt at Street Fighter no less, but for the first time the (admittedly small) crew actually decided to hand wave the idea of trying to appeal to a mass market and just make a straight adaptation for fans like themselves. Originally a mini-series uploaded to YouTube (with the first preview being called “Alpha”, which is why I reviewed Alpha 3 along with this…? It’s not, but whatever), Assassin’s Fist was eventually compiled into a film. All that being said, is such a small fan production any good? Does doing such justice to the source material produce a better film? Let’s find out!
We’ve reached something of a milestone here, as this is the last fighting game I’ll be reviewing as part of this marathon, and the final of three Street Fighter games to boot. After reviewing the original with the first film, and Super SFII with the second film, I thought I’d review my favourite Street Fighter game alongside “Assassin’s Fist”, so I went with Alpha 3, the final of the prequels to SFII and a PS1 game I became very addicted too for a while. Let’s take a look!
I went into Legend of Chun-Li with trepidation. I knew it had a bad reputation (as nearly all these films do!) but at the same time I thought “Well, I’m sure it at least has some decent fight scenes to pass the time…” Somehow I was even wrong on that account. Unlike the games that inspired it, this film is devoid of interesting characters and exciting fighting. In other words… *sigh*. Let’s take a look at the first of four fighting game adaptation films in a row!
Remember in Street Fighter II, when Guile dodged missiles in a stealth boat while talking like Jean-Claude Van Damme? Nor do I… How about when Ryu and Ken were smuggling guns into Asia… No, I don’t seem to remember that in the original Street Fighter either… Welcome to the world of the Street Fighter movie, where barely anything resembles the game it’s based on, but what the hell, let’s make the film anyway! Sounds a lot like the other two films I’ve reviewed in the this series so far, actually… *sigh*, let’s take a look!
Now I know what you’re thinking, “Street Fighter the movie was clearly based on Street Fighter II!”, well I’ll say… it’s barely that, but yes reviewing SFII here would make more sense, but I already reviewed it! So why not review the game simply called “Street Fighter” alongside the film of the same name? Oh wait, I see why now… the first Street Fighter is crap. Oh well, so was the movie! Hooray!?
While I was looking across the review sections of this blog that have “Coming Soon!” in them, I was surprised to see I haven’t reviewed a PS2 title yet. I guess that comes from most of the big PS2 games I own being parts of series I want to cover from the first entry onwards… ANYWAY, I thought I’d stick a review of probably my favourite fighting game of all time up and fix that black space with ease. Capcom vs. SNK 2 is frankly brilliant, its mechanics, looks, menu presentation, roster, modes… just everything. Perfection. Let’s take a look!
I was tempted to save my Street Fighter V review for this Smash Ultimate countdown, but it just didn’t feel right… When talking about Street Fighter as an overall series, you just have to talk about SFII. Hell, look at most of the Smash references, it’s mostly SFII by design, with a few SFIV moves thrown in. So let’s take a look at one of the most important and influential computer games of all time and its first two follow ups (I’ll save the Super Street Fighter IIs until later…)
When Street Fighter V was announced, I thought I’d wait for a while. I got the most fun out of IV by selling it and buying the arcade edition with more characters and modes than I did when I played the base game, and despite saying they wouldn’t re-release it, here we are! I brought SFV Arcade Edition for less than £30 new and sealed, and had a great time playing it over the summer (alongside Zelda: BOTW, which admittedly ate up far more of my time…) so let’s take a look at it, bearing in mind I’m no professional fighting game player or anything…