thepsn.co.uk: Wondering what's happened to Street Fighter II HD Remix? The game that came out last year on Xbox Live and the Japanese and US PSN Stores? So were we. That's why our spies had a word with Capcom Europe to find out what was going on.
If the game passed SCEA and SCEJ QA, why can't it pass SCEE one? "Trophies" is not an excuse, the game was set and totally functional 25th November, SCEE are just a bunch of incompetents and i merely hope SCE will redesign its PSstore content methods.
Because SCEE are idiots. This game passed QA in two regions, unless SCEE have some ridiculous additional tests in relation to PAL output, it should have passed QA as well. As I see it, content for the store should be submitted once. The only additional tests should be PAL, NTSC, SECAM compliance, nothing more. It does raise an interesting point about trophies, though. The content was submitted and failed, but does the resubmit comply to original date with original requirements or the new ones as of 1st January?
Do they even need to do PAL, SECAM, and NTSC checks now? I mean the content is displayed in 480i and up, then again I have no serious idea how it works. I totally agree, SCEE have dropped the ball on this one, the remix was used in other territories to gather hype for the release of SF4. Now to be honest, what would be the point of buying it? It will be far too close SF4 release and no one will want to buy it. Which is a shame as it is a great game. Bubbles bud.
The netcode is absolutely f*cked on this game and play it for a few hours at a time and you'll see the bugs pop up. Usually within the first hour depending on who I'm playing with, the round counters get screwed up and it looks like we've won 3 a piece and we're still on the first round. Then the character names stick to characters we're not even using anymore, and finally the lifebars get screwed up. All of this forces you to have to exit the game in order to fix, and sometimes it crashes your system on exit. Isolated incidents with this wouldn't be that bad, but when it starts happening on a regular basis then we have a problem. Normally I'd be the first to say "SCEE is messing up" but no, Backbone is. The game has needed a patch since Day 1 and we're still left without one. Be happy SCEE is actually DOING "Quality Assurance" as I wish SCEA and SCEJ had tested the game a bit more. As much as I LOVE the game (I've spent more time on it than any other game this gen), Backbone needs to get their heads out of their asses. Sad that SFIV is so close too. ..
Well, there's still a lot of people with SDTVs, while most are OK with other signals, there's still some that aren't, so they basically just need to start the game and see if it displays in colour and black or white, nothing major for testing, making it compliant is probably another matter. But if the netcode is that bad, maybe it is for the best.
Its ridiculous how inefficient Sony is at some parts of their online service. Why not just have one group that does quality testing for all of PSN. Breaking things down between SCEA, SCEJ, and SCEE is just too inefficient. They should consolidate and streamline the process of submitting games to the PSN.
I foresaw this purchased a network card off e bay and downloaded it the week it was released.... its mint too just keeping me ticking over till sf4
It makes you wonder why it would pass in other territories and fail in Europe. Are US and Japanese territories less stringent or more accepting of faults? This is BS, unless it is a language localization thing, but I can't see it being localized and that would only be in the text. However, I played this on the PS3 and it was laggy as hell. Are all online fighting games like that?
This was a 100% buy from me... I cant play it on the 360 with the horrible D-Pad so I decided to wit for the PS3 version to hit the Store... Well im giving it a miss now... I might get SF4
Well from what i have heard the online is terrible and buggy and thats the most likey release why it won't be released over here. And rightly so, i'd rather have a game which works and wait a bit longer for it. I suspect its also the reason why Socom is taking its time to hit over here. Once it is released over here it will be patched and provide a better experience. For once i will actually praise SCEE for making sure the products are of a high enough standard.
I play online all the time and the bugs are horrendous. Also it will pair a guy from west coast USA with someone in eastern Canada etc.. ..in an Fps this would suck, never mind a 2d fighter that relys on frame by frame reactions... Still, I play it every day LOL
I bought this game of the PS3 and it is at times terrible to play. Once you're in a match sometimes it works fine but it is buggy as hell. I told all of UK friends to stay far from this one and wait for SFIV..but seriously Capcom needs to fix this..both versions are corrupted with bugs but the PS3 one has no trophies and I think it is a tab worse..
SF4 is coming out in 3 weeks, who's gonna play this game when a complete new Street Fighter will be available?
If Street Fighter IV turns out to be "not as good as II", I'd pick it up. I still pop in the Anniversary Edition of SFII from time to time.
I know people in other SCE areas have had little problems(nothing major) with the game but the fact remains that Capcom til today blamed sony and "legal reasons" and SCEE did the same back. Lord only knows what really goes on with the fools in charge of the SCEE asylum-in fact I'd rather have the new Dark Knight game set there than Arkham -I might get some effin answers!
Correction Street Fighter II HD Remix is not available on SCEJ PSN store i bought mine on US PSN store however Street Fighter II HD Remix is available on Hongkong PSN but not on Japan
Where the names of the characters onscreen don't match and the life bars disappear, so it becomes impossible to tell who has the advantage.
I wouldn't have been buying this anyway tbh. a friend of mine bought it from the US store and let me log in on his account to download the game on my machine so we could play online but we couldn't even get matched up. I still have it on my machine but I'll be deleing it because I simply won't be playing it and I definitely won't be paying for my own copy on the EU PSN if it ever makes it onto the EU PS Store. Besides, SF4 is coming out, it'll almost be a waste of time and effort for them to bother releasing it in EU. The next SF game I buy (if I get around to it) will be SF4.
At this rate include it as a bloody free gift in a limited edition of Street Fighter 4 or a serious price cut due to the stupidly long wait. I've gone past paying full for it now. SCEE, freaking sort it out. Stop being the only thing ruining my PS3 experience with the case of the EU PSN store, get a official blog, or aquire the recently made unofficial one or f**k you.
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