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I thought I was going to have a bad last night on this, at first: I lost my first game heavily and was immediately kicked from the lobby, then spent half an hour waiting for another match and it was so free the opponent quit midway through round two. But then I eventually ended up playing a great little set against a 4k/16k chun player and getting the upper hand by the end of it. I think with a couple more games he would have adapted again but he won't get a couple more games now - nor ever, I guess, since that's my last day of home broadband done and dusted. GG, no runbacks :-)

 

 

(I'm still around to press buttons at someone's house, of course!)

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On 3/2/2017 at 21:33, Fitzcarraldo said:

Once I've got Zelda out of my system I think I'll buy this again on the PS4. V just hasn't clicked with me (the emergence of Overwatch didn't help) and IV really is the best game. I miss doing silly combos in training mode.

 

Well I'm glad I waited. This is £7.99 on PSN: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/games/ultra-street-fighter-iv/cid=EP9000-CUSA01839_00-USF4DEV00104SCEE?smcid=pdc:gb-en:webm-pdc-games-detail-ultra-street-fighter-iv-ps4:leadproductinfo-download:ultra-street-fighter-iv:ep9000-cusa01839_00-usf4dev00104scee

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Yup, it's pretty good now. Still crashes on the lobby screens from time to time (and certainly more frequently than the 360 one did), but in-game it's a perfectly fine port.

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Played a bunch of this last night. After flailing wildly in SFV for half an hour this was like putting on a pair of comfy slippers. Still got a bit of muscle memory, but more importantly I've forgotten all the fancy stuff I used to try and fail to do, so was forced into focusing on fundamentals. Had a good set of matches with a Boxer player who was like PR Rog if Rog dropped a lot of combos. Played four or five ranked matches in a row then got an invite to endless from him, which suggests I hadn't completely embarrassed myself. Lost 5-1 admittedly, but still.

 

Best game. I'll be back in like nine months I expect.

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I bought this last night on steam, feeling a bit inspired by you lot still so passionate about this. This is still brilliant (haven't played since the release of Arcade Edition on 360), I entered challenge mode and knocked out Ryu's set and it feels so good to play on a sensory level, like your controller is a lot sharper than the blunt object that it is.

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Self-indulgent thread bump! Still playing this game all of the time, unfortunately to the detriment of me improving at other fighting games I'm trying to learn. There are still lots of people playing on Steam, and I keep running into old familiar faces from the UK and European scene who are still as obsessed with this game as I am. The USF4 Revival Facebook group is doing a good job of bringing players together and running tournaments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/USF4Revival/

 

Sadly my local event ran it for the last time last month, as they need to make room for Dragonball FIghter Z. On the plus side, I won the tournament so can now retire as SFO Ultra SF4 champion for all times and forever, even though the same guy (not me) won it at least four months in a row prior to this one. Ruahahahaha.

 

Please enjoy these whiff punishes from my ranked adventures last night. Yes, I am quite pleased with myself. Sorry about that.

 

 

 

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Aha, wonderful stuff. Was it LaughingGoblin on the winning streak before you snatched the only victory that matters?

 

I've played the game a couple of times on PS4 recently; it's not as well populated as on PC but it's fun that you can you can infer so much more about a players ability during a single match in SFIV than you can in a full set of SFV. Even if its mostly: "This player is trying to do stuff they used to be able to do".

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The 360 version of Ultra SF4 is currently on sale for £5.99, through the dashboard's Deals With Gold tile.

 

(SF3 and Super SF4 Arcade Edition are also listed on sale there but I already have those so I can't see the price. Vanilla SF4 is £10!)

 

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Who is that Daniel I see stuffing an Ultra with a well placed crouch taunt?

 

 

 

 

Also Evo Japan USF4 top 8 was fun. Lots of very rusty players but cool to see Kitasenju DJ, AiAi and some other old SF4 notable folks in there. :

 

 

 

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On 24/01/2018 at 03:16, Nick R said:

The 360 version of Ultra SF4 is currently on sale for £5.99, through the dashboard's Deals With Gold tile.

 

(SF3 and Super SF4 Arcade Edition are also listed on sale there but I already have those so I can't see the price. Vanilla SF4 is £10!)

 

 

Do people still play the 360 version? Lugging my console and TE back from Singapore with me if so... 

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I think 360 is the quietest format now sadly. It's where I had the majority of my best times playing the game and is still my favourite version, but to get a steady stream of games I've had to move to PC.

 

Also:

 

 

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In honour of Dems Fightin' Herds, the recently released equine fighter, I have had horse fighting puns rattling about in my head all day: 

 

Hoovesies

Salty Red Rumbacks 

Saltlicks 

Canter hit combos

Pick your mane, scrub

Tiger Kneigh

Shergar Uppercut

Haymakers 

 

Apologies if this is not an acceptable thread bump but for me this is where these belong. 

 

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Cane and Rinse episode on this has just come out. It's a belter of a show and they're releasing an extra episode tomorrow - an interview with James Chen, I believe. I've fired it up again recently and I just adore the feeling of this damn game. It's in my blood. I know joffo has mentioned it but just imagine if it came to Switch and gave the online community a shot in the arm. I'm dreaming but, you know, why not dream a little? 

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I've been listening to that Cane and Rinse episode in chunks. It is making me very nostalgic.

 

I'd be very, very up for a Switch post of USFIV. Online matches will likely be laggy more often than not due to additional accessories being required to play wired on Switch but it would be wonderful to see the best game populated again.

 

It's a shame it isn't likely to see further refinement ever (despite us now passing the 10th anniversary of SFIV's console debut :o) because I'd love things like quick rematch online, best of 3 in Ranked, offline KoF-style team battle and the wealth of training options SFV had. I'd prefer an overhaul of the netcode to be rollback based rather than variable input delay too. With cross-platform play. And a proper Wario moustache for Dudley's yellow and purple costume.

 

I'll happily fork out for exactly the same game all over again, of course.

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This thread. This game.

 

I noticed @JLM in and Endless lobby the other night, and I thought about plugging the stick in and joining that there lobby, but then the flashbacks kicked in and I did not plug the stick in and I did not join that there lobby. I am regret, kind of.

 

Here's the aforementioned flashback:

 

 

Check out the mashing, though.

 

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