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May 2023 Video Game Hype Rankings
Street Fighter 6 sits at the top of my hype rankings because the promotion for this is exceptional and the game itself has so much to offer. I enjoy playing Street Fighter games, but on a more casual basis compared to other kinds of games. I skipped Street Fighter V because it had a rough launch seven years ago and never truly felt compelled to go out of my way to play it.
Street Fighter 6 is a different animal than any other Street Fighter game. The biggest new addition is World Tour mode. It’s a single player experience where you get to create your own fighter in an open world RPG experience by learning and building your moveset from existing Street Fighter characters. The character creation tool has a lot of depth to really allow you to create a unique look. You can then take that character and use it as an avatar to walk around in the Battle Hub, a multiplayer virtual arcade arena lobby. Think of an arena with virtual arcade cabinets that anyone can walk up to and use wrapped around in an outer and inner circle. Having just played the open beta, you sit at an arcade cabinet and someone can walk up and challenge you. I can say that this is the closest replication to the real life arcade experience we older folks had in the 90s. Players will also be able to chat with other players in the lobby and use their created fighter in the center of the Battle Hub arena against other player’s created fighters.
The biggest reason Street Fighter 6 has solidified my hype is the online ranked matchmaking. Multiplayer is cross-play, meaning PC, Playstation 4/5, and Xbox players can all play against each other. The netcode for Street Fighter 6 in the open beta was flawless, even when fighting against people on a different platform or based in a different country. Mind blown. To make the experience even more expansive, each character will have their own matchmaking ranking, giving players the freedom of trying out new characters without worrying about tanking their ranking. If the launch online experience is as good and better than the open better than this will be revolutionary.
I didn’t even mention everything, but now I have to talk about other games! Expect more coverage of Street Fighter 6 in the future.
#2: Paper Trail (2023)
#3: Diablo IV (June 6. 2023)
#5: Dave The Diver (June 2023)
#6: Viewfinder (2023)
#7: Glitch Busters: Stuck on You (May 23, 2023)
#8: Outpost: Infinity Siege (Q3 2023)
#9: Final Fantasy XVI (June 22, 2023)
#10: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (May 25, 2023)
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