Street Fighter

Hadouken: A daily scribble on Street Fighter

20 April 2011 | Day 044

4:50 pm

I didn’t expect that this year’s holy week will be hot as the sun. Seriously, I can’t do anything productive because of the weather.

Well, today is almost the same as yesterday – quiet, boring, and lazy. Though I’m not as tired today as during the past couple of days, I still find myself sleeping or just simply lying on bed once in a while. I don’t know why. Maybe aside from the hot weather, I have no one to talk to.

I just played a lot of Super Street Fighter IV 3D today. I must admit I’m not a Street Fighter fan before and more of a Tekken fan. Yet, with the gameplay of Street Fighter on Nintendo 3DS and its wide range of cool characters to play with, I now find myself always wanting to execute that Ultra Move of Ryu, Edmond Honda or Zangief and witness the amazing game effects that 3DS has to offer.

My favorite so far is E. Honda, the Sumo wrestler. Though he doesn’t have those fireballs that most characters like Ryu and Ken Masters have, Honda deals huge amounts of damage on close combat moves. His Ultra Move, Super Kinashi Futa, can deal about 1/3 damage to his opponent’s health points. Not only that, he is also easy to control as such creating a lot of nerve-wrecking combos. Also, his funny look and chubby built adds to my likeness on the said character.

My addiction to Street Fighter nowadays is maybe due to the fact that I love martial arts so much. Talk about Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen, martial arts is simply entertaining and fascinating. No wonder Tekken is also based on martial arts (Jin Kazama uses Karate; Hworang has Tae Kwon Do style) yet Street Fighter offers a lot more of martial arts reality combined with better gameplay, characters and graphics (it’s 3D baby). For example, Ryu’s throws Seoi Nage and Tomoe Nage are real throws in Judo, a Japanese sport, and the execution of these throws in the game are never altered from the real world. As of Tekken’s Jin Kazama, I can say that the Karate he uses is redesigned and redeveloped. Not that it’s a bad thing, but creative imagination is always way better with the presence of some real world drama.

Well, of course, a game is a game. Street Fighter can’t be so famous without Ryu’s signature move Hadouken as Tekken became famous with some fancy finishing moves. No doubt, with the depth and continuous improvement of every game aspect, Street Fighter is one of those classic games that beat even the modern day games.

That’s it for today. Hopefully, you enjoy Street Fighter as much as I do.

Erson (5:49 pm)