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From the moment you press start for the first time, Street Fighter X Tekken is ready and willing to help you to become a better fighting game player. That's a bold goal, for sure; and one that the developers at Capcom have struggled to implement for casual players in their past fighting games. Understandably, this is something a lot of developers struggle with: How do you open the flood gates so everyone can enjoy your game and still keep the hardcore happy at the same time? The first entry in the crossover series between Street Fighter and Tekken takes baby steps towards leveling the playing field to favor both casual and hardcore, but fumbles a few interesting ideas along the way. The best parts of SFXT manage to shine through though, even if part of it feels like a starter pack for more content down the road. SFXT's biggest asset is its art style, and nothing here steals the show quite like it. By borrowing from the exaggerated and inky trappings of Street Fighter 4, SFXT sports a familiar look but manages to improve on it through darker/richer colors and a more diverse cast. Arguably, Street Fighter has seen its share of blond-haired warriors and martial arts dudes who scream while wearing Karate gis, so understandably the new additions to the roster shouldn't feel that fresh. But, somehow, they still do.
God it's daunting, isn't it? That first time you dip into a new fighting game's training modes and it hits you like a wave – you've got to learn. It all. Again. Those hours spent glaring at bright lights of the pristine training room memorising links and chains, the mental exhaustion of perfecting the microsecond timing between combo attacks, the constant trips to the pause menu's command list and the bounty of stick-snapping complexity hidden therein...You'll do it, though. Be it for the love of the game, the love of the competition or the sheer artistry of digital combat, when Capcom offers up another delectable pugilistic platter, it's almost rude not to dive in head first like a pig in a trough, only emerging when you've finally nailed that Flash-kick-cancel-cross you've been working on since Sunday.I'm getting ahead of myself, of course. Before you can even contemplate letting the word 'supercancel' spark through your frazzled synapses, you need to get your head around all the crazy Capcom has stuffed into Street Fighter X Tekken. Apparently, there's loads of stuff in here to help genre newbies compete with more experienced players. Yeah, maybe. It's kind of like putting you in an Apollo shuttle and letting you use a touchscreen instead of a joystick, though. Either way, you're going to be a ball of flames in seconds.
If there's one thing the fighting game gurus at Capcom love to do, it's team up with other developers. Crossovers have been Capcom's bread and butter for years now, be it through the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise or even less traditional fare like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. However, it's rare that one of their crossovers gets quite as specific as Street Fighter X Tekken, which teams up their roster of classic Street Fighter characters with those from Namco Bandai's flagship fighting franchise, Tekken, and manages to add in some truly unique features along the way. Street Fighter X Tekken combines some of the best elements from each franchise. While the focus is obviously shifted towards Street Fighter for this entry, (there is a planned Tekken X Street Fighter game in development at Namco Bandai which will conversely focus more on Tekken's style of gameplay), the tag system and manual throws are pulled from the Tekken franchise. The resulting experience feels fresh, not owing too much to either side of its parentage. The roster in Street Fighter X Tekken is an even mix of the two franchises.
Capcom loves crossovers. Its world warriors have faced down the X-Men, the Avengers, the King of Fighters, and many others. With Street Fighter X Tekken, the stylish cast of Tekken fighters is next in line to go blow for blow with Ryu and company. It's an interesting transition for the Tekken members, who are leaving their native 3D arena for a 2D battlefield. But their adaptation is just one of the many surprises waiting in this complex fighter. With a host of new mechanics and modes, Street Fighter X Tekken has a lot to offer fighting fans of all skill levels. Street Fighter X Tekken is a 2D fighter with two-on-two combat. Each side is in control of two fighters and can swap between them on the fly. Players can even team up cooperatively and fight on the same team, just like in last year's Mortal Kombat. This means up to four players can take part in a fight. However, when one fighter on a team is knocked out, that team loses the round--regardless of how much health the remaining fighter has. Therefore, you must treat your two fighters as one unit. There are numerous ways to switch between your fighters, and mastering good synergy between them is the key to building devastating combos and winning matches.
Kuma the bear is in his Hunting Stance. I don't know much about bears, so I have no idea what they look like when they're after something to chew on, but in Street Fighter X Tekken, Kuma's Hunting Stance involves him dropping down on all fours. From here, with a bit of experimentation, I find a way to make him lie flat on the ground."Hang on," says Leo. "How did you make him do that?"This is Leo Tan, PR man. He may not know much about bears either, but he certainly knows a lot about fighting games. Given that he works for Capcom, you'd expect Leo to know Street Fighter X Tekken inside out. But at this stage of proceedings, there are things that even he doesn't know. Fighting games tend to undergo significant changes during development, with major differences even between consecutive builds. So, in today's code Hugo - the gargantuan wrestler from Final Fight and Street Fighter III 2nd Impact - is an absolute beast, an unstoppable giant who can eat your combos and then squish you with a command throw. But in the next build, he'll almost certainly be nerfed.At this stage, part of the fun lies in working things out for yourself.
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