Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition: free update out now (16/01/18)

Discussion of games and gaming
User avatar
Ekona
Posts: 16625
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Tag: Official member of the RB Anti Facist Party est. 2009
Location: Braintree, innit

Re: Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition

Postby Ekona » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:37 pm

Ah cool, that explains it perfectly, cheers bud. You on PS4 for this?
"Chav kids are like sand people. They're easily startled but they'll be back, and in greater numbers."

qazimod
Posts: 709
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Tag: Not gazimod
Location: Cheltenham, UK
Contact:

Re: Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition

Postby qazimod » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:19 pm

I'm on PS4 but I might not be playing so much in the future (due to other fighters distracting me and not having the time to simultaneously be rubbish at multiple things)

The free Arcade Edition update is now available to download but it's taking a while (at 14Gb) and the servers won't be back online until this evening so I'll report back then. :D

User avatar
Ekona
Posts: 16625
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Tag: Official member of the RB Anti Facist Party est. 2009
Location: Braintree, innit

Re: Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition: free update out now (16/01/18)

Postby Ekona » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:23 pm

Looks like they’ve changed a fair bit, is it noticeably different?
"Chav kids are like sand people. They're easily startled but they'll be back, and in greater numbers."

qazimod
Posts: 709
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Tag: Not gazimod
Location: Cheltenham, UK
Contact:

Re: Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition: free update out now (16/01/18)

Postby qazimod » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Yeah - it's "noticeable" from the first screen - the whole menu system has a new colour scheme. Outside of the cosmetic changes, everyone gets a new V-Trigger, there's a gallery section where you can see various SFV artwork and stuff, Team Battle mode returns from SFIV (although it can only be played locally it seems), there's a new challenge mode where you can pay ingame currency to attempt challenges that reward you with cosmetic items (costumes, colours) and there's your traditional Arcade Mode where you play through a series of matches against AI. Arcade mode has an interesting structure as well - you actually pick from several themed challenges based around older and current Street Fighter games, and when attempting the challenges you're using characters from those games (e.g. the SFIII challenge has you using Ibuki, Urien, etc.) One thing I missed in the pre-release news (but which came as a nice surprise) was the return of bonus stages. In older games you'd have the bonus challenges where you destroy a car, counterattack a beach ball or karate chop some roof slates or something. Here, I got to play the old barrel game from SFIV where barrels roll at you and you have to use the right attacks to break them. It's a nice inclusion.

For a free update, it's pretty generous, and I feel like the game would have been more well-received if it had launched with some of this stuff. I probably won't bother with season 3 of the DLC just yet (other future releases will be eating into my SFV time) but the Arcade Edition stuff is substantial enough to bring me back for a while.

User avatar
Ekona
Posts: 16625
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Tag: Official member of the RB Anti Facist Party est. 2009
Location: Braintree, innit

Re: Street Fighter V - Arcade Edition: free update out now (16/01/18)

Postby Ekona » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:33 pm

Getting seriously impressive reviews, I must admit.
"Chav kids are like sand people. They're easily startled but they'll be back, and in greater numbers."


Return to “Games Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron