Street Fighter X Tekken

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Street Fighter X Tekken
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Tekken characters fighting with the Street Fighter characters is a amazing idea for a crossover, too bad it didn't turn out well.
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Android
iOS
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Franchise: Street Fighter
Next Game: Tekken X Street Fighter (In Development Hell)


Street Fighter X Tekken is a crossover fighting game developed by Capcom and released in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in May for Microsoft Windows and in October for the PlayStation Vita. The game features characters from both the Street Fighter franchise and Namco's Tekken series.

Plot

The center of the conflict between the Street Fighter and Tekken universes is a cubical object that crash-lands in Antarctica. The object is of a mysterious origin and researchers worldwide are unable to determine what purpose it serves.

Bad Qualities

  1. The Street Fighter character models are recycled from Street Fighter IV. If you played that game before, it is very noticeable.
  2. While some character teams make sense for the series they are in, such as Ryu and Ken, Heihachi and Kuma, Paul Phoenix and Marshall Law, King and Craig Marduk, Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu, Guy and Cody Travers, Balrog and Vega, and Poison and Hugo Andore. Some of them, do not fit the characters at all.
    • Hwoarang and Steve Fox: Both of the characters are not friends with each other, they can only be seen fighting in Tekken 5's intro sequence.
    • Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams: Kazuya was Nina's assassination target in Tekken 2, Kazuya later captured her and froze her in her sleep for the next 19 years after Tekken 2.
    • Yoshimitsu and Raven: Both never met each other in the Tekken Series, even with Raven's first appearance in Tekken 5.
      • While this game is considered to be non-canon to the original series, this could confuse the player into thinking they are friends with each other.
  3. The same thing goes for their rivals, in which some of them do not fit their character's fighting style.
    • One example is Zangief and Rufus and their rivals Julia Chang and Robert "Bob" Richards. While Bob and Rufus go together because of their weight class, Zangief and Julia do not.
  4. Unlike Tekken which had multiple languages for each character on their region. There is only 2 language options English and Japanese, in which some of the characters do not fit in these 2 languages.
    • Hwoarang is a example of this, he originally came from Korea speaking Korean. While he did speak English in Tekken 4, that was his only time that he spoke English in his ending only.
    • Despite having the language options, Yoshimitsu, Orge, and Pac-Man still remain in their original languages.
      • However you can change up each character's language with the options menu, so you can make it fit your liking.
  5. Really small roster, consisting of 55 characters (25 Street Fighter, 25 Tekken, and 5 guest characters) in which some of the characters are missing from this game. Some fan choices such as Bruce Irvin and Eddy Gordo were not added in the game.
    • While Mega Man makes a appearance in this game, this version of him is based off of the infamous US artwork from the first game in which poorly bases off him. He also looks like some dude trying to cosplay as the blue bomber.
      • What's worse is that the game came out when all of the Mega Man projects are getting cancelled left and right after Keiji Inafune's departure from Capcom in 2010. The most infamous example would be Mega Man Legends 3. In short, Street Fighter X Tekken was the victim of poor timing.
  6. The main story of the game is pretty short, and can be beaten in around 2-3 Hours in 1 play-through. To beat the game with all of the characters it would take around 2 days to do it.
  7. The mobile version of the game has only 12 characters, and is rendered in 2D rather than 3D resulting in choppy animations for all of the characters, all of the characters only speak English, and plays in a low framerate.
  8. All of the character endings are mostly the same, they open the Pandora box to find the secrets of it.
  9. The Xbox 360 version does not have online multiplayer, despite being advertised in the manual. Capcom never patched that version to add it at all. Forcing players to get the PlayStation 3 version just to play Online.
  10. On-disc DLC for 12 characters in the game, in which made the fans unhappy. ScrewAttack included this on their 2012 list of top ten Capcom mistakes. This practice is so bad that it changed Downloadable Content forever.

Good Qualities

  1. Some of the characters still retain their original voice actors from the original series, such as Heihachi Mishima, Jin, and Kazuya.
  2. Great soundtrack composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa, who composed the soundtrack of Street Fighter IV.
  3. The idea of Tekken characters fighting with the Street Fighter characters is a potentially great idea for a crossover, too bad it was done poorly.
  4. The character models for the Tekken characters remade in the Street Fighter IV style look pretty good.
  5. The 2013 update fixes some of the gameplay balances for certain characters.
  6. This game was the very first time that Jack (known in the game as JACK-X) ever spoke in the game.
  7. While the mobile version is still bad, it had decent graphics for the time.

Reception

While the game got positive reviews from critics, the game was reviewed mixed by some fans due to some characters on the disc having to be paid with DLC, no online multiplayer for the Xbox 360 version, and Mega Man's appearance.

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Comments


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Blader07

one month ago
Score 1
Funny, on the ending of Ryu and Ken when they open the pandora box, Ryu goes to another dimension without a headband to Asura's Wrath and yet, he's still with headband LOL.
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Your Typical Random Dude

29 days ago
Score 0
Ikr It's hilarious

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