Street Fighter V Arcade Edition Review

I’ve been trying to learn Street Fighter V since getting a PS4 back in April 2017, and after almost a year, what I’ve learned is that no matter how bad I am, I can always do a little bit worse. I say this in good humour of course (thinly veiled self-hatred), but my point is, Street Fighter is a series that’s as fun as it is brutal. As much as the failures hurt, the victories are absolutely delicious, which always keeps players coming back.

But it isn’t just me who’s had to swallow their pride over ‘SFV‘. The game’s release didn’t represent Capcom’s finest hour back in 2016. Despite favourable reviews, the game received back-lash for a lack of content, which even Series Producer Yoshinori Ono couldn’t ignore…

“In terms of game modes, we all know that we didn’t put out a complete product, in a way that is a learning experience.” – Yoshinori Ono, 2016

Now in 2018, Capcom is aiming to relaunch SFV for both veteran players and new comers as Street Fighter V Arcade Edition! To find out why this matters and what exactly is on offer, read on below…

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Horizon Zero Dawn – Original Soundtrack Vinyl Edition Review

Thanks to the popularity of Horizon Zero Dawn‘s Soundtrack through digital online plays (namely on Spotify), Playstation Gear has released a special Vinyl Edition of the Award Winning OST (currently limited to 1,500 unnumbered copies).

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Of course, this is for the hardiest of hardcore fans only, but we still have a full review to give a full idea of what to expect from this collector’s item…

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Jenga Donkey Kong Full Play-through & Review

Graeme & Alex sit down and try out Donkey Kong Jenga! The classic falling tower game with an arcade twist. Expect a full play-through followed by our thoughts on this Collector’s Edition, in this Special Extra Long Episode!!

There’ll be one more Special, long episode next week!

Graeme
@FossilArcade

Tokyo Arcades (2017) – Fossil Arcade Special

Graeme was lucky enough to visit Japan this year, which meant a lot of Arcade Gaming! In this special Fossil Arcade Episode, we discuss what it was like to be at the heart of high-street gaming in Tokyo.

Featuring Arcades in Shibuya, Ikebukaro & Akihabara, with games such as Super Hang-On, Mario Kart & Tekken!

Stay tuned for another SPECIAL EPISODE next week!

Graeme
@FossilArcade

The Frozen Wilds – Horizon Zero Dawn DLC Review

This Review does NOT contain story Spoilers for
Horizon Zero Dawn or The Frozen Wilds DLC add-on

The Frozen Wilds is the first (and seemingly only) DLC Expansion to Horizon Zero Dawn – PlayStation 4’s break-out hit of Spring 2017. Coming in addition to such a well received and commercially successful game, The Frozen Wilds has a lot to live up to, both for fans and for developer Guerrilla Games, as it symbolises the first step from singular success to potential cornerstone franchise. Read on for our full review…

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Pokkén Tournament DX – Review

Developed by Namco Bandi, the team behind the Tekken series, and published by the Pokémon Company, Pokkén Tournament was the first instance of a ‘real time’ fighting game in the Pokémon franchise – originally released in Arcades and for Wii U in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Naturally, the game mixes everything that is popular about Pokémon with fighting mechanics lifted from Tekken. With both franchises existing as the biggest sales hits of their own genres, it’s a wonder a collaboration like this took 20 years to form. And it was in-spite of the Wii U’s sales failure that Pokkén proved itself, selling over a million copies worldwide, beating our genre veteran Street Fighter V as the most popular Fighting game of 2016.

So, it was easy to predict that with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, Namco and Nintendo would want to recreate that success, which brings us to the inevitable port, Pokkén Tournament DX.

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