Street Fighter Alpha 2 Review
By Brian Egan |
This entry into the beloved series ratchets up the action of its predecessor by adding more characters. More levels have been included to the mix, which is definitely a plus, but still the in game arena is what it was in the past Street Fighters, only with more of a visible facelift.
A new extra that creates an obvious impact is the release of Custom Combinations that allow you to crack out some powerful blends of your own style. While not the very best fighting experience, it does put some modifications on a sequence that is easily becoming exhausted and over used! Without it, you're still looking at the same Street Fighter with more fighters.
Anyone acquainted with the Street Fighter sequence will discover that the moves are right where they are expected to be, and even the Super Moves are simple enough to perform with enough exercise. Simple to use, you'll discover that anyone from starter to professional will have no problems learning to play.
Clean, sharp and detailed, each fighter is returning with the same look that you'd anticipate in Street Fighter style. Every level has it's own concept, and set of detail to it that provide it the conventional Alpha encounter. Special moves come off with width, and the close fighting can become quick and enraged with nothing to extra.
True to the Street Fighter universe, you'll discover that the songs are accurate, and suits the levels without taking away from the game. The music isn't over-bearing, and it can keep an impact on your thoughts in certain levels. Sounds range from the shouts of a fireball being tossed to the grunts and groans that haven't modified since the original Alpha.
Overall, Street Fighter Alpha 2 is everything you expect from the series, and proves that you really can have a great fighting experience on a PC.