On Monday while I was in Sendai for work I went to Namco Land and finally got to play Street Fighter 4! I have to say the game looks amazing, almost like it’s drawn with water colors. It of course played very well too.
Each cabinet has only one set of controls. All multiplayer is handled by network and Internet. I did OK when I played against the CPU, but when I was forced to play against another player I got trounced. I was kind of embarrassing, since I used to be so good at Street Fighter 2. Thank God I couldn’t see my opponent. My only gripe with the game is that it forces you to play against human opponents. All of the menus were in Japanese so there might be a CPU only selection, but I would never know. I needed time to practice the new stuff, but that was impossible to do while fight against someone who has already fought in 40 battles. Just a small gripe. I feel luck to be able to play it a long time before any one in North America can though. One of the benefits of being in Japan.