How do you start a review for a game like Street Fighter: the Movie (the Game)? I could liken it to a fatal paper cut. I could explain the great fun I had turning the game off. I could tell you that I may actually need therapy after playing this game. But all that would be too simple. So to illustrate just exactly how horrible this game is, I will write an intelligent, well crafted, review that can double as Chinese Water Torture!
The movie is bad, I'm pretty sure there is no argument there. But why why why would they even think about making a game out of it. Surely Capcom had better sense than this! I mean, we didn't get Mortal Kombat the Movie the Game, or Super Mario Brothers the Movie the Game, or ...
Well, anyway. You are allowed (though trust me, it's no privilege) to pick from several characters from the movie. While most characters are from the original Street Fighter series (including Vega, Guile, Sagat, Cammy, E Honda, Balrog, Akuma, Zangeif, and of course Ryu and Ken), you would never know it because they control more like they came from the original Mortal Kombat series!! And to make things better (or worse, depending on your stance) there are a couple of new characters, Sawada and Blade, both of which look like rejects from the Mortal Kombat series. Man, what's with these comparisons to Mortal Kombat? Mortal Kombat this, Mortal Kombat that ... of course, it doesn't hurt that the game is using the same motion capture technology as Mortal Kombat!
But boy, this game doesn't have the charm of Mortal Kombat. It doesn't even have the charm of Killer Instinct. This game is just bad. It's extremely difficult to control, and it's awfully choppy. Is it as much fun as the movie, that's a toss up.
With all this negative, there has to be some positive somewhere, right? Well, if there is something worthwhile, I certainly never found it. This game is no fun for so many reasons, but most are all just a trickle down effect from the crummy idea. Hopefully the person responsible for this game was fired. Deny the urge!!