Jocuri Noi: Street Fighter IV pe iPhone

Thursday, March 18, 2010 19:49
Posted in category Stiri

street fighter 4Games in Capcom’s “Street Fighter” series have always been noisy, colorful, ridiculous brawlers, and the latest port to the iPhone, “Street Fighter IV,” is no exception. The game delivers exactly what fans of the series have come to expect, and it’s nicely surprising how little the virtual touchscreen buttons diminish from “SFIV’s”

I can’t bring myself to download a first-person shooter game on my iPhone anymore, just because I know I’ll get sick of it before the third level. Its icon will sit there on the screen, its data will languish on the drive. Delete it? Can’t. Might get stuck in an elevator, beat all the games I actually like, and have nothing left to do but count the minutes.

Nothing against the companies that make these things; I just can’t abide any game in that genre that won’t let you touch physical buttons. Instead, you usually get these virtual control sticks/buttons at the bottom corners of the screen. That just doesn’t work for me when I want to precisely aim a weapon down a long corridor and train sites on a moving target. Makes my fingers feel numb.

But I’ve learned that sort of configuration works just fine when you’re talking about classic button-mashers like the “Street Fighter” games from Capcom. The company just ported the latest title in that series, “Street Fighter IV,” to the iPhone and iPod touch.

Perhaps the term “button masher” is too critical — this kind of game does require more know-how than operating a slot machine. It’s just that close is usually good enough. Get up close to your opponent, hit a button, and if your timing’s just right, you’ll pulverize him with a blow that would send a real human to the ER. Then he’ll just get up and set you on fire with his breath.

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