Been a streetfighter fan for years but never any good at the game. I was quite sceptical about spending my money on a game i assumed would just be like previous versions dressed up with funkier graphics.I can tell you now that was the wrong assumption ,this game ROCKS! i am still poor at it but it is not stopping me from playing it hours on end.Graphics are superb and with the gameplay being so smooth it just makes for a great gaming experience. Hardened SF fans won't be disappointed thats for sure and for the novices ,there is a steep learning curve but don't let that put you off, the gameplay and graphics will definetely draw you back in to have that "1 more fight " mentality. The on-line feature certainly adds extra longevity to the game not that it was needed but it certainly played very smoothly everytime i was on, which for a fighting game is so crucial , there's nothing worse than a jittery fight with an on line opponent. There is only the 1 flaw i can think of if i really wanted to be picky and that is the animation/graphics for the cut in scenes are a bit mid ninties style making it look slightly dated but that aside this is a definete worthy purchase, plenty of fighting in it to make sure it's money well spent.