Street Fighter V — Nothing like a brawl to bring people together

By | February 12, 2016

Street Fighter is one of those cross-generational games that keeps coming back. My grandkids will be street-fighting someday. Best thing is it has stayed true to its original gameplay: side-scrolling, keep punching buttons until meter goes 0.

Number 5 in the series will hit the stores on February 16.

Buy Street Fighter V here:

Most of the characters we love, and love to beat up, are back. That’s Ryu, Chun-Li, Ken, et al. We also have a few new characters:

Necalli – Aztec or Mayan warrior.

Rashid – Middle Eastern techie who blows a lot of wind (he’d fit in well in Silicon Valley)

street fighter v rashid

Rashid of Street Fighter V

Laura – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with electric shock. She fires projectiles, which doesn’t seem right in Street Fighter.

F.A.N.G. – Chinese assassin with poison. Not sure if he actually has fangs.

The new characters are nice, but what makes Street Fighter endure the test of time is its addictive PvP gameplay. Remember those afternoons in the arcade, hammering away at your opponent? Crowds used to gather around the best matches. Truly social, communal event unlike the multiplayer action these days, which take place over the Internet with idiots often spewing profanity and racist remarks. Couldn’t do that in the arcades without getting uppercut yourself.

Game’s out on PS4, Windows and Linux but I’m looking for it in the arcades….

One thought on “Street Fighter V — Nothing like a brawl to bring people together

  1. Mike

    Grew up playing SF. MK and Tekken as well. Love those games, but I think I would take SF over the others.


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