Gamer Limit writes: For better or worse, people generally like things they're familiar with. If you take a beloved formula and change things up too much, you risk alienating your fan base. If you do too little to the same formula, you're just making more of the same. Luckily, Street Fighter 4 is a gleaming example of an old favorite, revitalized and expanded upon, without sacrificing anything that made the original a renowned classic.
Street Fighter 2 carved out a spot as the king of fighting games for over two decades. The sheer caliber of widespread familiarity with almost every aspect of the game can be matched by few, only trumped by the most popular Mario titles. While Capcom has arguably dropped the ball when it came to the series' sequels, Street Fighter 4 is their best attempt at capturing the magic, and in turn the audience, that made Street Fighter 2 the gargantuan phenomenon that it was.