Why I won’t buy Street Fighter 5 and neither should you

  Let me preface this by saying I love Street Fighter. I’ve been a fan of the series since I was a kid, I love the characters, and I love the moves. However, Street Fighter games follow an annoying pattern. They take years before the final version of the game actually comes out. Here are […]

 

Let me preface this by saying I love Street Fighter. I’ve been a fan of the series since I was a kid, I love the characters, and I love the moves. However, Street Fighter games follow an annoying pattern. They take years before the final version of the game actually comes out. Here are all of the Street Fighter games. Note how Street Fighter 2, 3, and 4 went through several versions before the final product was achieved. I have no reason to believe SF5 won’t follow suit. So save your money and wait until about 2020ish for the real SF5 to come out.

Why Gotham City Imposters was special

  Gotham City Imposters is a first person shooter that was digitally released on XBox 360, PS3, and Steam. For the modest $15 price tag, it was a blast and quickly became my favorite shooter. First off, the game is based in the Batman universe. Most shooter have two main categories they split the players […]

  Gotham City Imposters is a first person shooter that was digitally released on XBox 360, PS3, and Steam. For the modest $15 price tag, it was a blast and quickly became my favorite shooter. First off, the game is based in the Batman universe. Most shooter have two main categories they split the players in when they put them on teams. For this game it was Bats who were misguided vigilantes shooting up criminals in the name of the Batman against the Jokerz who were Joker worshipers bent on spreading chaos just like him. The gamplay was fun and frenetic. It had the standard loadouts with guns and grenades but added some whacky things like ninja stars, a freeze gun, and roller skates. While the game didn’t really innovate anything, but it properly selected common tropes. Also, customizing your character’s look was also fun. At the end of the day it suffered from being a $15 game because it didn’t have the advertising money to draw a large audience(even though it did pretty well in that category) and the servers that connected the people that actually were playing were abysmal. Still, this game was a special blip on the FPS radar.

Straker Favorites: Def Jam Fight for New York

  This is my favorite game. I’m a huge wrestling fan and I used to play a game called Wrestlemania 2000 for hours when I was younger. So then EA BIG, which was a subsection of EA that made exaggerated version of sports games, came along and applied their craft to wrestling. So then they […]

 

This is my favorite game. I’m a huge wrestling fan and I used to play a game called Wrestlemania 2000 for hours when I was younger. So then EA BIG, which was a subsection of EA that made exaggerated version of sports games, came along and applied their craft to wrestling. So then they came out with Def Jam Vendetta which was a super version of Wrestlemania 2000. If that wasn’t good enough, it had a hip-hop coating. So for the sequel they decided they needed to take things in a darker direction. Because who really wants to see underground street fighting with pinfalls? Out came Fight for New York which took the action out the ring and into various venues like bars and scrapyards. The fight also involved weapons like glass bottles and pipes. Also, the audience would get involved. Then the fighting itself got revamped. They introduced the 5 styles and their permutations which served to make striking just as useful as grappling. Then they also redid the life bar system so matches went by faster. But they kept the staple of the game, the Blazins.

Wrestling, fighting, hip-hop, a good story, celebrity appearances, customization characters, and more. This isn’t just a Straker favorite, it’s the Straker Favorite.

Straker Favorites: X-Men vs Street Fighter

  When I was a kid the concept of the game blew my mind. To me and many others, this screen was the coolest thing in the world at the time. It ran side by side with the X-Men cartoon that used to show on FOX. So it was a double whammy. I finally got […]

 

When I was a kid the concept of the game blew my mind. To me and many others, this screen was the coolest thing in the world at the time. It ran side by side with the X-Men cartoon that used to show on FOX. So it was a double whammy. I finally got to play with the X-Men characters and then they were going against the Street Fighter characters. This game was also the first fighting game crossover and that would lead to Capcom vs SNK and Marvel vs Capcom. This isn’t really the best fighting game in the world but at the time the moves really grabbed me.

This is a Straker Favorite because of the butterfly effect it started along with that fact that it was right on time for my childhood.