What a complete waste of money. I've been a fan of this series since the original 17 years ago. The review given by Chris is shallow and does not cover how it plays, any online games, items you can buy with gold earned etc. controller issue (as you can only use the gamepad in 1 player mode) although each button is configurable handy for lefties. The sound comes from the gamepad or the tv you can't select both. Like Chris says there is no story mode so you will soon be bored of it as all the characters except one are available immediately. Which when you finish 1 player in arcade mode you are given to select even if you complete it in easy mode. There are no incentives to keep you playing this game. The stages with walls are extremely annoying once you are backed up against a wall, chairs, trees etc. it is very hard to get away from a pasting, if you are lucky enough to get away at least a huge percentage of your energy has gone. It is nigh on immpossible to tag against a wall unless you get a lucky break and hold down R and prerss X for a combo tag. The idea of buying items like guns is ridiculous, if I wanted to play a shooting game I would of bought one. The online feature is very simple, you can't see the opposing players name until the fight has synced and if you have just beaten or been beaten by the same player you could end up playing him again and again and again. If you cancel the game after you have seen the opposing players name you are shown a message that says, last fight didn't finish properly you have been imposed a penalty, nowhere does it state what this penalty is. Although these points sounds trivial spelling on the game is in US-English so cancelled becomes canceled, The graphics are sharp enough but not enough to show off with, whilst the fight is loading the scrolling text jitters and stumbles along not something you expect in a next gen console. This game is a massive let down regarding story depth (rather lack of story), lack of online fighting choices, no player can select the stages or opposing player (a list of who is available to fight would be better), issues with the wall stages. This going back on my shelf until my mates come round for a bit of fun fighting, this is not a serious fighting game. Hopefully Streetfighter can improve on this dramatically.