Street Fighter X Tekken

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Two brawler series fuse into one game; violent but no blood.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Hyper sexualized characters spoil otherwise near perfect fighting game.

To put the issue aside, the overt exploitation of some female characters borders on soft porn. There is some language as well, but apart from that this is, in our opinion , the best Street Fighter based game ever created. It's just too bad they had to add this adult content into an otherwise fairly neutral game. The addition of so many Tekken charecters makes this fighter the most extensive and robust roster to date. The reason why we consider this a Street Fighter and not as much a Tekken game is that the adopted style was to adapt the Tekken charecters into the Street Fighter style and base of gameplay (and not the other way around). Being the first SF game with up to 4 players, (both locally and online), makes this a first by introducing the Tekken Tag element of a 2 on 2 brawler. Not only can a team swap in and out to do some minor health recovery and take a break, but there are combos and assists you can perform creating an edge and power plays that can be executed which keeps the tag partner on their toes at all times whether they are in the immediate action or not. The learning curve CAN be steep at times, but similarities in special moves between different characters can be found to make the finding of usable allies amongst it's intimidating roster just a bit more familiar. Swooping movements as well as up, down, button push or back, forward, button push are common and not too difficult to get a grip on once done successfully a few times. There is even a training and practice mode to smooth out the transition without pressure. The introduction of Tekken characters seem to be introduced with a less serious, almost spoof, element coming of as exagerated much more cartoonish renditions from their Tekken based counterparts. This doesn't seem so out of place as the game embraces these elements with an over the top ridiculous haunted meteorite storyline to tie all the nonsense together. The fact that it doesn't take itself too seriously is what makes it all work and keep it's 'just for funzies' vibe. The controls are on par and as tight and responsive as the best SF installments to date and it is borderline amazing how their Tekken counterparts have be rendered to transition so seamlessly as to feel as if they were a part of this world all along. As a family man who has played every fighter under the sun, this is arguably the best Street Fighter ever made and maybe the best fighter period. The fun factor, the ability to have 2 players on the same team (cuts down arguments BTW) against a computer opponent or another team, should have been new standards instead of short lived, one time novelties. If you have kids , avoid the use of said female characters if you decide to risk the purchase, otherwise this game created a new standard in our minds that has little rivalry in it's smoothness, delivery and detail. Even years afterward.

This title has:

Too much sex

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