GDC08: Joystiq's hands-on with Street Fighter IV

Playing Street Fighter IV is like visiting an arcade (remember those?) in the mid-90s. Capcom's trademark rock solid controls, flamboyant characters, super moves, it's all there. It's more closely aligned with the original series than, say, Street Fighter Alpha. Don't expect any huge chain combos or extreme juggling. Combos are small and mostly rely on the tried and true 2-in-one system, which allows players to fire off an attack while performing a special move (like having Ken follow up a crouching fierce punch immediately with a fireball, for example). There is no air blocking (though certain characters do have air throws) and there aren't midair combos either.

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