Play Online writes:
"This game is great. It was my game of the year last year, and will most likely top my list again in 2009. I love fighting games. I love the snap of a good engine. Capcom has produced a slow moving, somewhat deliberate fighter with a low bar of entry for newcomers, while providing long-term players with a core mechanic (the Focus Attack) that can be exploited for a diverse set of play styles. There's a game here for technical players, and enough flexibility for mind games. I love the way the characters move; the curve and arc of their blows makes the game feel alive, even as it clips along with two-dimensional crunch."