It is hardly ever easy to impress when you have such anticipation as was riding on street fighter IV. Its predecessors are already acknowledged as one of the best the genre had to offer, inciting a frenzy of fans and addicts the world over. However, with beat em up releases in the past few years waning there was a pseudo vaccum to be filled. Recent next gen releases such as soul caliber IV, Tekken V and MK vs. DC provided some solid fun but could not let people hold on tight to something truly memorable. This gap is more than just filled with the advent of Street Fighter IV.