20 January 2018 | residentgrigo
DLC the Videogame
I waited half a year to get the game (from my library), to have actual content on my hands, but the original assessment from the community still stands. This isn't a full price game and this is coming for a 2 decade Street Fighter fan. That you need to unlock the now released returning (!) fighters and stages with actually money, as the amount of in-game currency you get for playing the game soon turns into a joke, is further unacceptable. The now released story mode isn' t good either. I wouldn't usually care, but I need to play something besides survival in the single-player portion. Seriously, it's either that or 2 equally uninteresting story modes! Even the new character designs proved problematic. Cammy's story costume, that consists of a military jacket as the top and panties as the bottom, takes the cake. Get it together C(r)apcom, this isn't DOA.... and DOA 5 is better too. The actual fighting engine is great, but nothing is wrong with one in (Ultra) Street Fighter IV either. Everyone who isn't a hardcore fan should stick with that game and the rest of us will get V once the price becomes low enough for the amount of content to be worth it. Online players will still be the only ones who will stick around for long. Evolve Stage 2 recently showed how this game should look like, so there are no more excuses. The actual gameplay is great but supporting greedy nonsense as this can only harm the franchise in the long run.
Update: 2 years passed and the game was now relaunched as the Arcade Edition. The in-game economy is even worse and most modes don´t give you rewards as basic xp anymore. The story mode from last year sucked completely and the new arcade mode is just alright BUT i can now recommend buying the "Arcade Edition", as it feature enough content to pass as a retail game. SF V is still a lesser release in the series but an additional score point is warranted. 7,5/10