Videogamer writes: "It's been just under 12 years since the last proper Street Fighter sequel. That game was 1997's Street Fighter III: New Generation. Now, that long wait is over. Now, Street Fighter IV is upon us.
To look back at Street Fighter III and ask what's new seem pointless, not only because it came out so long ago, but because there have been so many iterations of the series since: 2nd Impact: Giant Attack, 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future, Marvel vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK, Capcom vs. SNK 2... For those oblivious to the passionate tournament scene it's all a bit... confusing. Indeed, comparisons with a single Street Fighter game are equally pointless. Instead, Street Fighter IV is best compared with all of them."