Retro Fighting Games- Street Fighter X Tekken: (2012)

Street Fighter X Tekken (2)

When Street Fighter X Tekken was first released for multiple game consoles back in 2012 many people were very excited to see how great this title would be.  A crossover game between Street Fighter and Tekken was at least fifteen years in the making prior to when it actually happened.   While the gameplay and graphics for Street Fighter X Tekken were impressive some would probably argue that the story could have been better.  Even though, some might say that Street Fighter X Tekken lacked a strong story mode other would argue that the Pandora concept was a creative way to bring the two different universes together in this game.      Street Fighter X Tekken had included a large roster of characters included household names such as Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, Ken, Akuma, Nina, Jin, Askua, Lili, Kazuya and others.

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The gaming mechanics in this game were pretty cool because it allowed players to pull of various different types of moves with their characters including Partner Cancels, EX Attacks and Super Arts attacks.  The “Gem System” a nice gaming mechanic because it allowed players to boost the stats of their characters going into battle.  While the stats that gems increase range from attack and speed all the way to defense players were only allowed to choose three before battle.  Another significant feature in this game included “Pandora Mode” which was especially helpful if one of the two characters a player is controlling is on the verge of losing a battle.  The only catch about “Pandora Mode” is the fact that it only lasts for a short period of time and if players to fail to lose it on their opponents they while lose the ability altogether.

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As exciting as this game was with both an offline and with a online multiplayer game mode Street Fighter X Tekken did not sell quite as much as people expected.  In terms of sales the PlayStation 3 port came the closest to reaching one million in sales in comparison to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Vita.  Much like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released back in 2011 players had a greater preference for the PlayStation 3 version of Street Fighter X Tekken.  The PlayStation 3 version Street Fighter X Tekken seemed more promising with the likes of Mega Man & Pac Man as downloadable characters.  Many people would probably agree that Street X Tekken not only deserved an arcade release but also a direct sequel to follow it which is something that we are all looking forward to

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