Street Fighter X Tekken PS3 Review
Released by THQ and Capcom
So, yet another fighter game hits the small screen - in the wake of a lot of similar releases from Capcom over the past few months, you may be wondering if this one is worth your time.
And to a degree, I tend to agree with you - it seems as if there's a glut of these fighter games, crying for your cash and time in an increasingly busy market place.
Yet, Street Fighter X Tekken is still a lot of fun.
It's no real digression from the genre or from what's expected - you take on the guises of various fighters from Street Fighter, double up and combat your opponents in a computer generated fist fury breakdown. It's mainly from an array of Street Fighter characters that you get to choose a fighter - but all have their different strengths and skills, as well as weaknesses.
You can choose how long the fights go for; how many rounds and the difficulty of the smackdown as well - but it's really in the playability of this where Street Fighter X Tekken gives you the thrill of an arena fight. Some nice backdrops also flesh out the action - from dinosaurs to people standing by initially talking and then being drawn into the fights, a bit of effort has gone into the backgrounds and it's a welcome touch.
At the end of the day, these are two iconic franchises which have faithfully been ported across to a new game - and the inclusion of arcade, mission or online potential fights give the fluid gameplay a bit more life. It's playable enough fun but for the ultimate combat life, you really need to take this social and include other players - either in the room or out in cyberspace.