The retirement thread was beginning to fill up with posts of disappointed long-term players. There were posts abound about how we could emerge into new areas, into new games. Modern Warfare 2 and Tekken 6 made its debut and are still played heavily, even among the most faithful VF players.
But you know what?
Since launch Street Fighter 4 has gained high review scores accompanied by bombastic sales numbers. A good amount of VFers already gave in, bought SF4, and returned disappointedly without ever quite leaving the VF scene. Capcom’s hype – also caused by their now-matured, original SF2 players – is taking hold of the more hardcore VF player base.
I asked VF veterans whether Street Fighter 4 is worth a VFer’s cash. And Konjou Akira, who we know from VFDC, US gatherings, and his blog, answered.