I’ve never seen a fighting game series that doesn’t have a ridiculous story with an insane amount of plot holes. I have literally tried my hardest to make sense of some of the story lines in the Street Fighter series and have come to the conclusion that it’s impossible. The gap between Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter III (which if you’re wondering, Street Fighter IV is the prequel to Street Fighter III. I know, my mind almost exploded when I found out too) has me with so many questions which I’m sure none will be answered or will leave me with even more questions than before. So I’ve learned not to be so concerned with the stories.
4. In Street Fighter games, Akuma is either impossible to beat or a weak, little nothing.
The only exception to this rule is in the past two Street Fighter games. In Super Street Fighter II Turbo, in most of the Alpha series, Street Fighter III: Second Impact (as Shin Akuma if you’re able to get to him), and Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, he is very tough to beat. . The rest of his appearances in all Street Fighter games and spin-offs, he’s a bitch. They either water him down to a point where he’s pretty easy to beat or they beef him up to a point where he’s the best character in the game.
Gouken and Charlie are the two most obvious examples of this. Gouken is Ken and Ryu’s master. He was supposedly dead by hands of Akuma but when Street Fighter IV came out, it was revealed that he was sleeping all this time. Really!? They except us to believe that Gouken was in a 15 year hibernation!? Charlie was supposed to be dead after Street Fighter Alpha II, yet we haven’t really found out in almost 14 years if he’s truly dead. Bison pretty much dies all the time, yet he miraculously gets a new body with every new Street Fighter. So in essence, yes people do die in Street Fighter, but they always come back.
2. With every new Street Fighter game that comes out, there will always be a few spinoffs that come with it.
After Street Fighter II there was Street Fighter II Turbo/Championship Edition, Super Street Fighter II, and finally, Super Street Fighter II Turbo. After Street Fighter III, there was Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and then Street Fighter III: Third Strike. I thought this would end with Street Fighter IV, but I was wrong. Super Street Fighter IV came out this year. I rest my case.
1. GO HOME AND BE A FAMILY MAN!
Those words of wisdom from Guile will always remain in my heart. I could be out on the streets fighting Indian guys who shoot flames from their mouths or Sumo wrestlers that headbutt you. Taking the advice of Guile, I am at home being a family man. Thanks Guile!