History YMMV / StreetFighterII

28th Dec '17 4:11:00 PM WaxingName
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Ultra Street Fighter II'' was highly derided before its release due to its UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch exclusivity (when most ''Street Fighter'' players are loyal to the Xbox and [=PlayStation=] lines), the addition of a gimmicky first-person mode, and especially for being released and priced as a full console game despite only adding two characters (particularly since the previous ''HD Remix'' release was digital-only and only $15). On its release, it garnered mixed reviews for all stated reasons. Surprisingly, Capcom called it a "smash hit" in a financial report, and because of it, the company pledged to support the Switch with more games.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Ultra Street Fighter II'' was highly widely derided before its release due to its UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch exclusivity (when most ''Street Fighter'' players are loyal to the Xbox and [=PlayStation=] lines), the addition of a gimmicky first-person mode, and especially for being released and priced as a full console game despite only adding two characters (particularly since the previous ''HD Remix'' release was digital-only and only $15). On its release, it garnered mixed reviews for all stated reasons. Surprisingly, Capcom called it a "smash hit" in a financial report, and because of it, the company pledged to support the Switch with more games.
21st Dec '17 9:54:21 AM KoopaKid17
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* EthnicScrappy: T. Hawk among Mexicans, likely due to him not having any Mexican traits (he's a Native American).
29th Nov '17 5:22:26 PM NubianSatyress
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* CommonKnowledge: Many Western fans believe that Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu [[DraggedOffToHell drags the victim to Hell]] where their soul is attacked by demons; the more sinful they are, the more they're hurt (therefore, a pure-hearted person would be unaffected). However, this is just a vestige of Capcom USA's {{Bowdlerization}} that Akuma was [[DemonicPossession possessed by a demon]] rather than being an extreme BloodKnight as per the original Japanese version. The Shun Goku Satsu is simply a barrage of incredibly fast physical attacks, as seen with the ''Street Fighter V'' iteration.

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* CommonKnowledge: Many Western fans believe that Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu [[DraggedOffToHell drags the victim to Hell]] where their soul is attacked by demons; the more sinful they are, the more they're hurt (therefore, a pure-hearted person would be unaffected). However, this is just a vestige of both Capcom USA's {{Bowdlerization}} that Akuma was [[DemonicPossession possessed by a demon]] rather than being an extreme BloodKnight BloodKnight, as per well as assumptions caused by the original Japanese version.literal translation of the attack's name: "Instant Hell Murder". The Shun Goku Satsu is simply a barrage of incredibly fast physical attacks, as seen with the ''Street Fighter V'' iteration.
29th Nov '17 3:38:48 PM LinTaylor
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* CommonKnowledge: Many Western fans believe that Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu [[DraggedOffToHell drags the victim to Hell]] where their soul is attacked by demons; the more sinful they are, the more they're hurt (therefore, a pure-hearted person would be unaffected). However, this is just a vestige of Capcom USA's {{Bowdlerization}} that Akuma was [[DemonicPossession possessed by a demon]] rather than being an extreme BloodKnight as per the original Japanese version. The Shun Goku Satsu is simply a barrage of incredibly fast physical attacks, as seen with the ''Street Fighter V'' iteration.
28th Nov '17 9:44:30 AM PF
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* AmericansHateTingle: Mexicans hate T. Hawk. and the Japanese hate Dee Jay, respectively. Although no one seems to be complaining about their inclusion in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]''. Probably because all the other great characters they brought in at the same time distracted people from complaining, or maybe because of the NostalgiaFilter from having the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' back again.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Mexicans hate T. Hawk. Hawk and the Japanese Japan hate Dee Jay, respectively. Although no one seems to be complaining about their inclusion in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]''. Probably because all the other great characters they brought in at the same time distracted people from complaining, or maybe because of the NostalgiaFilter from having the entire cast of ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' back again.
5th Nov '17 1:38:40 PM PF
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The eventual fate of ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix''. Many top players complained that about the balance changes, specifically that these weren't the ones that they suggested. Combine this with the fact that the game never got an arcade port in Japan and you can see why the game failed to replace the original ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' as the standard for competitive play, albeit this could change now that ''Ultra Street Fighter II'', who uses the assets from HD Remix, will be released in Japan as well.
** Even though the game hasn't been released yet, this seems to be the reaction to ''Ultra Street Fighter II''.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
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TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The eventual fate of ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix''. Many top players complained that about the balance changes, specifically that these weren't the ones that they suggested. Combine this with the fact that the game never got an arcade port in Japan and you can see why the game failed to replace the original ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' as the standard for competitive play, albeit this could change now that ''Ultra Street Fighter II'', who uses the assets from HD Remix, will be released in Japan as well.
** Even though the game hasn't been released yet, this seems to be the reaction to ''Ultra Street Fighter II''.
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5th Nov '17 1:35:51 PM PF
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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Out of all the ''Street Fighter'' characters, Chun-Li has the most fan-made pairings, namely with Ryu, Ken, Guile, Charlie, [[HoYay Cammy, and Juri]]). While it's not really bad when it comes to most [[ShipToShipCombat shipping wars]], it has caused a bit of varied mileages in the fandom. The various ''Street Fighter'' anime from the '90s (and to a lesser extent the manga) have helped Ryu, Ken, and Guile in this regard. Though while they are only good friends in the series one of the reasons why Ryu is fairly popular in this regard is that unlike the other three men mentioned here Ryu is the only one who's still alive and not HappilyMarried. This is {{justified|Trope}} in the case of Charlie since the official storyline states that [[UndercoverAsLovers they posed as husband and wife]] while traveling in search of Bison during ''Alpha''.

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Out of all the ''Street Fighter'' characters, Chun-Li has the most fan-made pairings, namely with Ryu, Ken, Guile, Charlie, [[HoYay Cammy, and Juri]]).Juri]]. While it's not really bad when it comes to most [[ShipToShipCombat shipping wars]], it has caused a bit of varied mileages in the fandom. The various ''Street Fighter'' anime from the '90s (and to a lesser extent the manga) have helped Ryu, Ken, and Guile in this regard. Though while they are only good friends in the series one of the reasons why Ryu is fairly popular in this regard is that unlike the other three men mentioned here Ryu is the only one who's still alive and not HappilyMarried. This is {{justified|Trope}} in the case of Charlie since the official storyline states that [[UndercoverAsLovers they posed as husband and wife]] while traveling in search of Bison during ''Alpha''.
5th Nov '17 1:33:25 PM PF
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* DeaderThanDisco: The ''HD Remix'' UpdatedRerelease suffered this fate. ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' originally had a large, thriving competitive community lasting since its release in 1994, thanks in no small part to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' having unfamiliar characters, slower gameplay, and a much higher learning curve that turned off less serious players. But in 2008, the ''HD Remix'' version was released, causing the competitive community to descend into a massive civil war amongst themselves over which version should be the tournament standard. The conflict caused both old and newer players to RageQuit the competitive scene, and both versions temporarily stopped appearing at major fighting game events. Classic ''Super Turbo''[='s=] competitive scene ultimately lived longer, but it will likely never be as competitive as it once was, especially since the more modern yet still casual-friendly ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' later supplanted its position as the central 2D fighter of the community. ''HD Remix'' is now almost universally mocked and derided to the point that it's hard to believe that there was once such a fierce battle for it. Only time will tell if ''Ultra'' will redeem the ''Street Fighter II'' subseries in the eyes of the competitive community.

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* DeaderThanDisco: The ''HD Remix'' UpdatedRerelease suffered this fate. ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' originally had a large, thriving competitive community lasting since its release in 1994, thanks in no small part to ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' having unfamiliar characters, slower gameplay, and a much higher learning curve that turned off less serious players. But in 2008, the ''HD Remix'' version was released, causing the competitive community to descend into a massive civil war amongst themselves over which version should be the tournament standard. The conflict caused both old and newer players to RageQuit the competitive scene, and both versions temporarily stopped appearing at major fighting game events. Classic ''Super Turbo''[='s=] competitive scene ultimately lived longer, but it will likely never be as competitive as it once was, especially since the more modern yet still casual-friendly ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' later supplanted its position as the central 2D fighter of the community. ''HD Remix'' is now almost universally mocked and derided to the point that it's hard to believe that there was once such a fierce battle for it. Only time will tell if ''Ultra'' will redeem the ''Street Fighter II'' subseries in the eyes of the competitive community.



** Bison's ''Champion Edition'' version has deadly priority with most of his attacks, and he has a Double Knee Press combo that can completely shut down half of the cast. Even when he was {{nerf}}ed in ''Hyper Fighting'' he still had some ridiculous combos.

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** Bison's ''Champion Edition'' version has deadly priority with most of his attacks, and he has a Double Knee Press combo that can completely shut down half of the cast. Even when he was {{nerf}}ed in ''Hyper Fighting'' Fighting'', he still had some ridiculous combos.



* GenreTurningPoint: While fighting games had been around for a few years at the time of its release, it was the original ''Street Fighter II'' that forever reshaped fighting games, spawning a [[UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity competitive fighting game scene]].

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* GenreTurningPoint: While fighting games had been around for a few years at the time of its release, it was the original ''Street Fighter II'' that forever reshaped fighting games, the genre, spawning a [[UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity competitive fighting game scene]].



* MainstreamObscurity: Even those who haven't played this know it as the grandfather of a modern fighting game.

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* MainstreamObscurity: Even those who haven't played this know it as the grandfather of a the modern fighting game.



** Dhalsim. And it's not ''all'' memetic.

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** Dhalsim. And it's not ''all'' memetic.memetic:



** Bison, due to his final boss difficulty and TheMovie.

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** Bison, due to his final boss difficulty and TheMovie.TheMovie:
19th Oct '17 6:07:39 PM Rainbowdash55
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* CrazyAwesome: Some bootlegs of this game, notably ''Subdue the Dragon'', which has '''Shoryukens that shoot Hadoukens.'''
30th Jul '17 1:35:18 PM WaxingName
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Ultra Street Fighter II'' was highly derided before its release due to its UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch exclusivity (when most ''Street Fighter'' players are loyal to the Xbox and [=PlayStation=] lines), the addition of a gimmicky first-person mode, and especially for being released and priced as a full console game despite only adding two characters (particularly since the previous ''HD Remix'' release was digital-only and only $15). On its release, it garnered mixed reviews for all stated reasons. In a financial report, Capcom called it a "smash hit", and because of it, pledged to support the Switch with more games.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: ''Ultra Street Fighter II'' was highly derided before its release due to its UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch exclusivity (when most ''Street Fighter'' players are loyal to the Xbox and [=PlayStation=] lines), the addition of a gimmicky first-person mode, and especially for being released and priced as a full console game despite only adding two characters (particularly since the previous ''HD Remix'' release was digital-only and only $15). On its release, it garnered mixed reviews for all stated reasons. In a financial report, Surprisingly, Capcom called it a "smash hit", hit" in a financial report, and because of it, the company pledged to support the Switch with more games.
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