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HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
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Dec 10th 2017 at 7:34:36 PM

Why the headset?

Also, I'm slightly irked that she didn't face off with Karin in that trailer, but I suspect that, beyond Blanka and Ryu, she'd be the next to appear in Sakura's story mode.

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Dec 10th 2017 at 7:41:13 PM

Relinking since because page

Sakura finally made out out of high school.
By wearing what looks like a "mature" version of a school outfit. I can't say it's that much of a difference. Her old outfit's back as the nostalgia costume in any case.

I've got no especially strong feelings for Sakura. My only experience with her was in Marvel vs Capcom 2, where she was one of my go-to fighters. In Alpha 3, I preferred Mika and Karin over her.

Besides showing off Sakura, it seems Capcom didn't want to repeat what they did for vanilla SFV by outright showing us who the next characters will be. No shadows to decipher here.

Returners are Blanka (looks the same, no surprise), Cody (now in a suit, which, along with his facial expression, reminds me of a One Piece character), and Sagat. New characters are a woman named Falke and a bearded man called G. I never played/saw the SFV story mode, so I don't know if the newcomers are from there or not, but they both look kinda bad-guyish.

edited 10th Dec '17 7:44:34 PM by Customer

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Dec 10th 2017 at 8:03:28 PM

Really hoping that the alpha 3 version is at least the PS 1/Dreamcast version with the extra characters. Shame the PSP port (which is the best version) has never been ported at all despite having new features and characters.

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Dec 11th 2017 at 6:50:57 AM

@Hashil: I don't recall the Alhpa 3 Upper additions having Super SF 2 sprites. Or the MAX characters for that matter.

@Alpha VII: Yeah I'm with you there otherwise I'm gonna get reminded of how much of a disappointment Darkstalkers Resurrection was. Seriously Capcom we like having the Console version additions as an option, you're on PS 4, make it an option, its not a problem. Hell, Alhpa 3 Upper had an arcade release so there's no excuse.

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Dec 11th 2017 at 6:59:52 AM

[up]I thought Dee Jay's sprite was reused. It certainly looks like his Street Fighter II: New Challengers sprite.

But yeah I really hope the Alpha 3 included is MAX. I really like Maki, Yun, Eagle and Ingrid.

edited 11th Dec '17 7:07:01 AM by comicwriter

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Dec 21st 2017 at 8:11:44 AM

I heard that the first Street Fighter sucked rather bad. Now I can experience that for myself!

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Feb 1st 2018 at 4:22:56 PM

So I'm currently watching the Street Fighter movie.

Having a debate with someone over which was better: this movie, or the first Mortal Kombat movie.

I'm pretty sure it was the latter, even if neither have aged particularly well.

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Mar 2nd 2018 at 10:56:36 AM

[up][up]What would you prefer, a bad movie that has an amazing Ham and Cheese performance, or a decent movie that is essentially a remake of one of the greatest martial arts films ever?

The former has Raul Julia, and the problem with the latter is none of the heroes are in the same hemisphere as Bruce Lee.

edited 2nd Mar '18 10:59:47 AM by Beatman1

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Mar 2nd 2018 at 1:47:37 PM

[up]Raul Julia was great. He carried that movie on his back without a doubt.

But Mortal Kombat really is better.

Edit: [up][up] Wow. Chun Li's legs don't look like as wide as door frames. That's so weird.

edited 2nd Mar '18 1:48:38 PM by HandsomeRob

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Mar 31st 2018 at 8:08:12 AM

Double post and bump for a random question:

What kind of martial arts does Chun Li use?

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Mar 31st 2018 at 8:30:29 AM

[up] Mostly Chinese martial arts, though Japanese sources we're not allowed to be shown and given proper translations point to Chun Li adding Karate and Capoeira.

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Mar 31st 2018 at 8:33:17 AM

So she uses a combination of unspecified chinese martial arts along with Karate and Capoeria then?

Interesting. Is she one of the few characters who don't have a named style?

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Mar 31st 2018 at 10:45:57 AM

TBH I find it more itneresting when characters mix styles as opposed to just using one.

Plus it seems more believable and even sensible since a lot of fighters IRL do that.

Mar 31st 2018 at 10:59:38 AM

I think it depends. Some martial arts have a really strong culture all their own that can help sell a character, while others are a little more to the point and strictly functional.

As a huge Capoiera nut I love seeing characters that focus on it, but at the end of the day I suppose the most important part is how they come together over all and if their moves work well together.

Mar 31st 2018 at 11:37:10 AM

[up] Have you ever seen the old Flash fighting game Capoiera Fighter?

It's actually pretty well made, enough that I would've loved to have seen it get picked up and refined by a major studio.

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Mar 31st 2018 at 11:58:51 AM

Hell yeah. I played that a lot in school back in the day. It was kinda janky, but I was always liked that it showed that Capoeira was diverse enough to carry an entire fighting game, even if it cheated and a had a couple of other styles as secret characters.

May 16th 2018 at 8:39:00 AM

Today in weird crossovers.

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May 16th 2018 at 8:44:44 AM

The logic behind it is probably fascinating, but... Yeah, this is madness.

Whether is of the good one is a good subject of debate.

Jun 8th 2018 at 10:02:23 AM

honestly, what do you expect about G(the character to be added to Street Fighter V after Cody)?

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Jun 8th 2018 at 4:25:13 PM

A lot of ham, basically, with how he looks. Hopefully they'll learn about their mistakes with Falke and he is well animated. So, based on appearance, what kind of playstyle do you think he'll have?

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Aug 3rd 2018 at 7:32:24 PM

I know, double post.

But I wanted to ask if anyone saw Assassin's Fist or the sequel it had (Resurrection), and what you thought about it.

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Aug 4th 2018 at 4:41:39 AM

Assassin's Fist was that web series right? Yeah I saw it. I actually kinda liked it too, it made for a nice amount of small character stories and it felt more like Street Fighter than most other media things they tried to put out.

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