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The more I play Street Fighter 6, the more it reveals itself as a winner

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Yuri’s duty completed

This weekend, I was lucky enough to sit down with Capcom’s next scrapper. street fighter 6 for the second time in as many months. Having had a good time with the flashy fighter at the VSFighting tournament just six weeks ago, FGC punching bag Chris Moyse got a chance to spend a solid few hours on a brand new build, showcased at the premiere. EGX UK Trade Show.

And this time it was special. This time, there was 100% more Juri…

While I’m known for my propensity to beat around the bush a bit (well, a lot), when submitting games for preview and review, I’m going to respect the clock today and dive straight into it: In this scenario, street fighter 6 it looks and feels fantastic. Furthermore, the core of my first thoughts about the new sequel forms around a significant and undeniable summary:

street fighter 6 gets better the more i play it.

When I first sat down with him SF6 last month, the first item to hit me, compared to street fighter vwhat is the new sense of rhythm of the series. SF6 has a whole new “weight” to his characters that seriously changes both the flow and momentum of the fight, sacrificing a bit of SFVThe speed of in exchange for a more meaty and deliberate fighting experience. There is a “crunch” to sf6, an impact that is quite unlike anything I’ve experienced in the franchise to date.

At first, this almost feels like a negative. Playing as Ryu, I almost felt like I was playing as Zangiefbacking off from the reduced speed of the fight, the “weight” of the series’ shooting star, and occasionally feeling like I was missing my links because I was hitting them too soon. SFV muscle memory in full effect. Frankly, I don’t mind admitting that, for my first 10 games or so, I felt a pang of legitimate concern, a concern that perhaps in an effort to distance itself from its recent predecessors, Street Fighter I might have lost the sense of momentum, of breathless second-by-second engagement. I honestly thought, for a brief period “Is this game even exciting?”

But, like many new friends, they just need to get more familiar with each other.

Shut up and Drive

The more I have explored SF6, the more infatuated I have become with its complexities. There’s no denying that the new Drive Gauge management system is rather daunting at first glance: overly eager players will go into “exhaustion” before Round 1 has gotten its first black eyes. But it’s in the clever use of the Drive Gauge, Super Meter, and various new mechanics that SF6 will weave its tapestry of violence. routes. That is what is urgently needed in SFand that’s what this stylish new fighter is all about.

Ok great, so you have a tip optimized combo. And maybe it works in various conditions offensively and defensively… But what if you fit in a Drive Rush? here? What if you so Did he have a level 3 Super on deck? Conversely, what if you’ve already been burned? What if he only has caliber for the first part of his punishment? Do you know what you can do with what you have? right now? This is what street fighter 6 will ask the player: Can you adapt to the moment? Can you capitalize on your resources? Can you keep up the pace so you don’t deal flashy 45% damage and go completely meterless for the next 10 seconds? this is what it gives SF6The gameplay is different and each player has a personalized approach to the fight at hand.

while you play SF6 more, it reveals itself, beginning as a forceful entrance, heavy, but recognizable to the SF canon and, from there, uncover the new facets it brings to the party. during my second entry with the title at EGX this weekend, I was already prepared to SF6The overall “feel” of and was now ready to start delving into its deeper mechanics. And, with my main squeeze, Juri, I was lucky enough to have a head start when the first bell rang.

I discovered that most of Juri SFV all combined paths were present and correct; this helped me get going. But now there was the potential for all the new entrances and exits of these routes. New ways to build on the knowledge I already have, alternate openings, early endings, and new ways to extend combos beyond their initial closing. I already have the tools to get started (as do you with your chosen character), but street fighter 6 opens new possibilities with those same tools, asking you to adapt to any situation at any time. This is the player-to-player variation the series sorely needed, and it’s shaping up beautifully.

Oh, and I should point out that while myself and Mrs. J are down 4 lyfe, Nu-Attitude Ken feels evil

Black and blue (and pink, green and purple)

street fighter 6 it looks wonderful, with visuals that have more thickness and depth to reality than what is shown on many of Capcom’s promotional screens. While the settings and character models are all cleverly designed and beautifully rendered in the celebrated RE Engine, the devil really is in the details. They are the fringes of hair that dance in the wind; flowers falling from the sky; dirt raised from the ground; clothing that reacts independently of the wearer; and transition animation during and after the movement. These are the ones that bring a real sense of emotion and personality to the fight.

Perhaps most notable of all are the stunning visuals that emanate from cinematic Specials, Supers, and Critical Arts. From the classic and iconic Hadokens and Sonic Booms of yesteryear, to Kimberly’s fizzing paint grenades and her Day-Glo teleportation clouds: street fighter 6 bleeds dynamism from its pores, bringing electricity, enthusiasm and spirit to a franchise that has become disturbingly soft in his recent lack of personality.

As an initial demo version running on gaming laptops, SF6 it played very well from a technical standpoint, although it should be noted that there was a lot of sweat going on as the weekend progressed, which would show up on screen in the form of occasional slowdowns during the most spectacular moments of the fights. While I’ll be lenient on what it is, an unoptimized demo, I still can’t help but wonder how SF6 It’s going to get into next-generation platforms.

One would think that there’s simply no way that Capcom won’t be pressured to cut corners to get the dazzling fighter out of a PS4’s processor. The RE Engine is quite malleable (we got Resident Evil Village in the last gen, after all), but when you also factor in the cross-play factor, as well as the competitive FGC scene, it becomes even more imperative than the Gen 8 version of SF6 It is at the height. Because I don’t know of a local scene that has 10 PS5 setups, do you?

your turn soon

This article barely scratches the surface of my thoughts on street fighter 6 In this point. Some of you will have the chance to check out this build for yourself in a few weeks and thus form your own opinion. It is important to note that this beta version will not only give us a first look at the stability of SF6 in an online capacity, but it will also give expert players their first chance to Really explore the meat and potatoes of the new mechanic through the training mode. This free rein will give you Street Fighter experts, much better players than me, the opportunity to control what makes the game work (at least in this early iteration).

While I can’t wait to get my hands on it, Really I can not wait to see others put your hands on it.

street fighter 6 It’s still a long way from hitting the shelves. And, as we all know, a fighting game will never Really shows its stripes until the honeymoon period is over. Anyway, one intention is very clear: Capcom is going completely to give Street FighterReputation for a new layer of gloss, striving to deliver a varied, engaging, engaging, and fully-featured fighter that will win over the community’s part-timers, their lab techs, and their longtime veteran acolytes. .

You can take it from one of the latter: street fighter 6 He is on his way to glory. Hopefully she can keep up.

Chris Moyse

Senior Editor: Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Master of Saturday Night Slam. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse


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