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Is Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition What Street Fighter V Should Have Been at Launch?

Gadgets 360 says: "Fast forward to 2018 and Capcom has returned with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. It brings new game modes, characters, overhauled gameplay mechanics, and a sleek UI to name a few additions. If you own Street Fighter V, it’s a free update. But should you bother with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition? We tell you."

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PhoenixUp1284d ago

Capcom rushed both Street Fighter V and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite out the door. This resulted in both games underperforming in sales and underwhelming audiences

IamTylerDurden11283d ago

Yes it would've been great if SFV was this robust at launch but this honestly is a growing trend and i feel like SFV got more heat than other games that do this mainly bc it was exclusive. SFV gets shredded but Overwatch gets called a "GaaS". GT Sport comes out with a GaaS content model but with the exception that they are giving the content for free instead of raping your wallet with pricey dlc or ridiculous loot boxes yet it got heavily criticised for it.

CoryHG1283d ago

$60 of SFV netted limited characters, no modes, and basically a focus on EVO, which has been the focus of the entire thing. The game two years later gets an arcade mode. Also, matches last maybe two minutes.

$60 for Gran Turismo netted some offline content, and endless online rotation of racing that would last about ten minutes a pop. Also a photo editor and then a month later, not two years later and charging people again, Polyphony upped the ante a lot.

If Capcom had released SFV for $40, it'd be fine. But they continue to milk. This dates back to the flop that was MvC3. "We have tons of DLC coming" literally two characters and then dumped to charge you another $60 for Ultimate Edition. Thank god they've righted the ship with RE7 otherwise they'd be in the crapper with me. That could all change if they bomb on the RE2 Remake. Megaman 11 helps though.

Gazondaily1283d ago

" GT Sport comes out with a GaaS content model but with the exception that they are giving the content for free instead of raping your wallet with pricey dlc or ridiculous loot boxes yet it got heavily criticised for it."

"Raping your wallet" ? Car to name the game that's doing that ? A racer in fact- and let's compare the content between the two games before we can assess just how solid your defence is for GT Sport

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gangsta_red1283d ago

I agree, but for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite the game just felt like a step down from the previous versions.

Hopefully in a couple of years MvC:I will receive the "now it's good" articles when more content rolls out.

KickSpinFilter1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Ya I would've bought it then. Now to many new games out and coming.

godashram1283d ago

What does irk me.... is the physical version of AE comes with a DLC code for the Season 1/2 characters instead of placing them unlocked on disk (a small unlock key is downloaded.) So if you buy a used copy of AE, it's essentially like buying the original disk new or used. No extra characters.

darthv721283d ago

That is strange. I thought it was going to be like a definitive edition and have all the previous DLC on the disc. That is a missed opportunity for Capcom.

PapaBop1283d ago

I just hope Capcom have learned their lesson after all this. After SFV underperforming sales, the CEO even came out and said they learned their lesson and they'd take extra time if necessary.. they then go and release MvCI and that's already got one foot in the grave it sold so poorly. Hopefully going forward Capcom are stuffed on humble pie.. oh and yes, AE is what SFV should have been at launch.

IamTylerDurden11283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

SFV is a very good game that decided to implement a GaaS model and ppl reacted badly to it even though Capcom communicated this from the very beginning. I love how ppl still put a negative spin on it when the company is clearly doing something positive. Capcom is improving the game and putting out a more complete edition for a better price as well as making it a free update for those who previously owned the game. It's like ppl just can't give any credit to a game/dev for doing something good when the media has already put out a full assault against them. I can't wait to see when ppl are told to hate Detroit how sheep-like they will be.

gangsta_red1283d ago

So GaaS is okay as long as a company announces it from the start?

IamTylerDurden11283d ago

Are u arguing that GaaS is always a bad thing? If so, u are going to have a hard time moving forward as an xbox fan.

Gazondaily1283d ago

@Iamtylerdurden1

Nice one, answering the question with another question and not actually answering the question.

gangsta_red1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

I'm not arguing anything, I'm asking you based on your comment if GaaS is a good thing as long as that company announces it ahead of time or establishes that this is what they are trying to focus on for their game(s).

Because you were very vocal when it came to MS who also stated their intentions with the GaaS model with some of their games.

http://n4g.com/news/2108206...

Gazondaily1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

Lol wow. WOooow. Cheers for posting that link.

@iamtyler
"Capcom is improving the game and putting out a more complete edition for a better price "

A couple of years later yeah? Didn't they say there wouldn't be any additional editions though ? And is it not normal for these arcade or GOTY editions etc to be released? Why are you praising them for initially releasing a barebones game missing features and for them to add features that should have been present day one, two years later?

"I can't wait to see when ppl are told to hate Detroit how sheep-like they will be."

This basically translates to: "I'm really insecure and worried about how Detroit will fare so I'm going to get my excuse in now and label any people who are critical of it as sheep in advance. Ridiculous.

SFV looks like the package it should have been a couple of years ago. Not gonna give mad props to CAPCOM for it apart from a general nod to say they finally sorted the problems out and now I can purchase it.

NoPeace_Walker1283d ago

Wow, talk about doing a 180!!

His comment from the link was "We knew this was coming, yet many xbox fans will still find a way to defend these practices."

And yet, here we are....Iamtylerdurden1 (definitely not a Xbox fan) is defending a practice that he once condemned. Take a 👎...tyler, you had just been exposed.

IamTylerDurden11281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Wow. You guys are funny. Did i say GaaS was a good thing if the company is upfront about it beforehand? No. I just simply made the observation that SFV received far more criticism for implementing a GaaS model than most other games that do so. I explained that Capcom was pretty transparent about what they were doing, but i never said GaaS is a great thing i simply questioned gangster_red bc it appeared as though he was disparaging GaaS which i found interesting seeing as how MS plans to implement it as their main gaming model going forward.

Septic

I didn't praise Cap for releasing SFV with a GaaS model hence why it was light on content in the beginning. I am giving Cap credit for actually improving the game and adding substantial content as well as making it a free update for those who owned the game previously. Imo Cap should've released the game later on when it was more complete bc ultimately ppl view SFV in a negative light when in fact the game is currently very good.

I love how thick ppl are in thinking that bc i'm glad that Capcom is working hard on the game post release it somehow means i'm praising them for the mistakes they made at launch. So bc Capcom made a mistake with the game when it released we aren't allowed to acknowledge anything good that they do thereafter? That is utterly foolish. Same thing with BF2 and NMS, anytime a huge free content patch or policy fix came out ppl still spinned it with negativity.

I believe ppl were afraid that Capcom would force ppl who already owned the game to buy new additions if they wanted the new improvements and content. But that isn't the case bc it will be a free update for those who already own the game. So what exactly is your problem with this new release? Who does it hurt?

Detroit

Quantic is amazing and Detroit looks great, i am confident in the developers and concept but i fear that the media assault will hurt its success. Do u understand?

Gangster

I'm glad u posted that link, i want more ppl to read that post as i made some good points. It's hilariously misguided if u think i'm supporting GaaS. GaaS is not a good trend, SFV and GTS should've both just released later when they were more complete. But does that mean i can't be happy that GTS is adding loads of free content and that SFV is improving the game and making the update free for those who already owned the game?

gangsta_red1281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

"...but i never said GaaS is a great thing i simply questioned gangster_red bc it appeared as though he was disparaging GaaS"

You sure are good at ninja dodging questions Tyler. It didn't appear i was disparaging anything because I was the one who asked YOU the GaaS question first. I didn't leave any thoughts or opinions on GaaS so I don't know where you took it upon yourself to think I was disparaging anything.

It was a poor attempt at deflection because you knew what you had done. That is exactly why you played the MS card first even though I made no mention of it in my first question to you. You already knew what was coming.

"Did i say GaaS was a good thing if the company is upfront about it beforehand?"

Uuugh, yea, you did.

"SFV is a very good game that decided to implement a GaaS model and ppl reacted badly to it even though Capcom communicated this from the very beginning."

You laid it out that SFV is a good game even with the GaaS model and that Capcom was unfairly treated even though they stated before hand that this was what they intended to do. You even go on to say that people didn't give the game any credit for doing something good. Meaning that Capcom adding GaaS to SFV is a good thing because they said beforehand they were going too.

Now are you going to address the link I left. Because from all your praising of Capcom improving a game, giving fans what they want and letting them know up front about the GaaS model can all be applied to what MS has done with Forza and Gears 4.

http://n4g.com/news/2108206...

But for some reason you didn't give any praise to them...in fact you said

"...yet many xbox fans will still find a way to defend these practices"

You mean like how your defending Capcom's practices now?

"This is and will become even more of an epidemic moving forward."

Like Capcom SFV right?

"I get loot boxes and heavy handed MT's in a free 2 play, but not a $60 AAA that is the standard bearer for your brand."

And what about a $60 AAA fighting game that is at the forefront of the genre? Oh but wait, you said it's okay that Capcom does it. Not only that but selling the Arcade edition for what I think is only $20 less....basically if people would have waited they could have gotten the full version for less. But that's okay in your opinion.

"but this honestly is a growing trend and i feel like SFV got more heat than other games that do this mainly bc it was exclusive"

Your double standards are amazing, the only reason why you are defending Capcom's GaaS model is because its a game on Playstation.

IamTylerDurden11281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Gangster

You are making many wild assumptions and quite frankly making things up in your head. Do you honestly believe the things you've said?

The context and the manner in which you formed your question clearly made it appear as though you were insinuating that GaaS is always a bad thing. Also, you made a false assumption that i was supporting GaaS yet you were utterly incensed when i made a similar assumption about you.

Are you kidding? You and Septic honestly think i was deflecting your question bc i was scared to answer it? To answer your question, no, GaaS still isn't necessarily a good thing even if a company announces it beforehand. You have it twisted thinking that bc i'm happy that Capcom worked hard on the game post launch and bc they are going about the Arcade edition the right way that i'm somehow praising GaaS and their decision to implement it. Idk why you guys can't separate things? I feel as though GaaS is a bad trend and perhaps a poor decision by Capcom to implement it from the beginning in SFV. Now, even though i just criticised them for using a GaaS model i can still praise the core game and the way Capcom has improved it moving forward. It seems like you think bc SFV is a huge PS4 console exclusive that i'm in full PR mode just trying to praise every aspect. Maybe you guys operate that way, but i don't. I simply call it as i see it and give my unique opinion.

I said SFV was a good game, but that in no way means that i said GaaS was a good thing. I said ppl reacted badly to SFV using GaaS even though Cap was upfront about it bc the way ppl reacted was as if Capcom pulled a fast one.

You really think i meant ppl aren't giving Capcom credit for GaaS? Hell no that isn't what i was saying. I was saying that even when Capcom works hard and improves the game, goes about the Arcade edition the right way ppl still won't give them credit (for doing something good).

IamTylerDurden11281d ago (Edited 1281d ago )

Gangster

You are mad that almost 2 years later ppl can get a better deal on SFV? You are mad that if ppl waited nearly 2 years they could've gotten it cheaper? Welcome to the industry...You know, fighters like MK and Injustice release with $100 versions (that just include dlc) and then later on they release cheaper definitive versions with all the dlc that are far cheaper. Even if SFV Arcade didn't release ppl could still pickup the regular game for far cheaper than the cost at launch, welcome to the industry.

You need to get rid of the idea that everything is fanboy PR and that everything has a motive behind it. It's not healthy to operate that way.

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