***bear with me, this is long~ ***
*As a community, we can all agree that we appreciate the fact that Capcom at least gave it a shot to make us happy. This was supposed to be a “love letter to the fans” - and honestly it was, but the problem is you cant fall short on something people love. *
I want to point out the biggest problem(s) that should be changed to make this feel like the experience we were so fond of. Instead, we were presented with Street Fighter III: Frankenstein Third Strike.
1.) The sound effects. I’m not sure what you did with the originals, but they are now horrible in “HD”. We can all agree that shoryukens that sound like trashcans banging together isn’t what the original sounded like. Sometimes when you do a move -offline/online- the sound effect wont even be played. I understand that you paid people to make these sound effects, we’re just asking for the option to turn the old ones on. Also, stage music… yeah that’s the arranged sound track, not the actual arcade one, also playing -offline/online- the stages music will completely go out till the next round is started. This was a very unprofessional decision on the Producer, waving a bug because it returns next round isn’t a worthy excuse to meet submission.
2.) The HUD(s). I’ve seen so many people stress the importance of the original picture frames, health bars and meter bars. The meter bars play a very large role in Third Strike, especially with the meter-confirming technique known as “DED” (Judging a moves meter gain to commit to a super based on if you would have enough for a super to stock or not.) With this in mind, you are changing something that makes us change our game. This once again, defeats the purpose of your sales pitch “Arcade Perfect”.
These two things alone make the game feel strangely different. A game I’ve played, non stop for 5 years (some for 10 years+) now have different sound effects, music, character select background, versus background and more. If you’re going to claim that this is arcade perfect, please give us the option to make it 100% arcade perfect, otherwise its just lie and a love letter to people that enjoy Third Strike every 4-5 weeks but think it should have 3D graphics, nice looking pictures, meters and health bars, oh and parries removed.
There are things that need to be fixed, obviously the bugs and glitches people are finding everywhere are a problem. I agree, those are problems, but I would seriously give money out of my own pocket to have these two things listed alone to be changed back - or have the option to turn these originals on, it would complete the experience for allot of us. Sure there are old things that are missing like Ryu’s bag and Urien’s Aegis reflector being the wrong color, I think we can live with the few things you missed if you actually did us Third Strike fans a solid and actually made this happen.
I know I sound like I’m speaking for the majority of the community, I’m really not… Thus, I’ve attached a poll for players to express their opinion.
*Need help fixing the online issues and bugs? The Shoryuken QA team have found an amazing amount of bugs for you. ( **Online Edition Bugs and Glitches (Problems) List *)
Oh yeah, in online casuals 1v1, it takes an annoying period of time to get to “select another character” or “rematch”. Especially if you’re simply used to popping in a quarter and hitting start again.
Fight for the future.