How many of you are excited about the impending release of Street Fighter 2 Hyper Edition on Xbox Live Arcade? If you’re like me, you’re pretty stoked about the idea of getting back to the good ol’ days of arcade playing, when you could find some fierce competition.
Not everyone is excited about the game, though. And that includes Andrew Park, a writer at Gamespot who argues that the release is simply a rehash. Gasp! He challenges the idea that the game will appeal to everyone who liked it in the past.
According to Mr. Park, “Even after all these years, Street Fighter is getting dredged up yet again, in a fee-based format. This isn’t an issue for most hardcore fighting-game enthusiasts, who will gladly pony up and will just as enthusiastically make snobby, disparaging remarks about anyone who doesn’t think this is the greatest development ever. Though I’m a fighting-game enthusiast myself, I’m not so sure I agree with this.”
Is Mr. Park missing the entire point to Xbox Live Arcade in providing older quality titles, or is he really on to something when he says he would like to see new games that don’t rely on old formulas and cliches?