Gameist: "Want to create a Street Fighter character? Don't worry it's easy! Take the first offensive ethnic stereotype that comes to mind then draw a cartoon representation of that stereotype with funny looking hair. Congratulations, you're done! For bonus points give the character the ability to throw some sort fireball, or in the case of female characters, thighs beefy enough to crush a beer keg.
Despite having this simple winning formula in place there are plenty of Street Fighter characters deserving of a swift Shoryu-ken into the scrap heap. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Capcom has (in a feat that continues to baffle top mathematicians and theoretical physicists) published more than 25 separate Street Fighter games between the release of the original Street Fighter II and the upcoming Street Fighter IV . What happens when you have to fill out character rosters for 25+ fighting games? "