altered_confusion's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Xbox 360 Games Store) review

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Review

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for the XBOX Live Arcade is exactly what it sounds like. Its a Remix (Remake) of Super Street Fighter II Turbo in HD. I believe you can turn off the HD models for the characters, but I wouldn't recommend it. This is another game in the very successful franchise with some added twists.

The graphics look great. You're going to see levels and characters redone to their HD equivalent. I don't really remember seeing that much movement and action in the backgrounds, but they look great and they don't lag down the action.

The sounds are those that you have grown up with, if you played Street Fighter. You have some character exaggerated sounds, and you have the very decisive announcer, who in my case has told me on may occasions that "You Lose".

The controls are the twist to the game. You can either play with the original controls which should be fine to play with if you've kept up with your Street Fighter, or you can play with the Remixed controls. The Remixed controls try to make the moves more streamlined so that they can be executed easier and so that you can see more action than just regular kicks and punches.

The gameplay is really simple, you're going to choose a character, that you will use to fight, and then you will randomly have an opponent selected for you. Now of course there are different difficulty settings, so those who have played a lot can get some challenge, and those who haven't really played much (*cough, cough* me) can make an easier time. The strange thing is that I don't think that the difficulties work as designed. I played on Easy and recieved several thrashings (i.e. never made it out of the first match), but then I tried it on Expert and actually started to win. There's also an online feature. The only way I was able to fight was by finding a random match. There wasn't any lag during the match, it seemed really solid.

This is a game that you need to pick up if you love the series, or if you just want a good solid, good looking, fighting game. One other really good thing about the game is that you can see the move lists by pausing during the game, which will save you if used correctly. This game gets an 8.3 out of 10.


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