Now, I for one wouldn’t mind seeing a new Street Fighter game with graphics that are equal if not better than Third Strike. But when I think about it, why should a Street Fighter 4 be created? Most of you will only play the ‘shoto-clones’ anyway (no offense to anyone who plays Ken, Ryu and Akuma).
In Trinidad, to this day, everybody only plays Ken and Akuma in either the arcades or consoles. And would you believe that in Alpha 3, a game with 33 characters and Capcom vs SNK 2, a game with a whooping 48, I’ve only seen Ryu, Ken and Akuma being played? I’ll be lucky if I see Chun Li or Sagat being played in CVS2.
I mean, when Street Fighter 3 came out, I for one was surpised that so many people continued to play only Ryu and Ken instead of trying out the new people. Yes, I missed Cammy but did I abandon the game? No, I merely tried out Ibuki and found out that she was quite decent. I’m probably the only person who plays Ibuki and my friend is the only one who plays Elena in SF3:Second Impact and Third Strike. And to be honest, I do not know what made Akuma so special that he was brought to the SF3 series over Cammy and Sagat.
If I was able to get over the fact that one of my favourite characters wasn’t in the game, why can’t the rest of you follow suit? Even in games like Capcom Fighting Evolution, a game that tried to be different, I didn’t think it was bad because characters like Ken were missing. No, I honestly thought that the game looked bad and that there was no replay value (once again, no offense to fans of the game).
Now, if Capcom were to surprise us with a SF4 preview where we learned that Alex would be the only character to return, once again we will see the threads saying that this game will suck because “X, Y and Z aren’t in the game and the characters look lame so I’m not playing it”.
I know that in America and Japan, people do not play only the shoto-clones in any fighting game, right? Because if they did,
IMHO, there really is no reason for Capcom to even bother making a new SF4 or a new fighting game if people are only going to pick the same people over, and over, and over. What do you guys think?