Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen / common screen, players: 1-8
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is another edition of the fighting game that was originally released on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016 and belongs to a well-known series dating back to 1987. This edition offers access to all characters, arenas and enhancements, as well as to most of the costumes and game modes that have been added to the game since its launch. The Japanese company Capcom is responsible for the creation and release of this title.
The action of Street Fighter V takes place between the fourth and third part of the cycle (in this order - Street Fighter III: Thrid Strike showed later events). Charlie Nash can be considered the main character, although during the game we control different characters. The plot focuses on the conflict with the dangerous organization Shadaloo, whose plans could endanger the whole world.
The mechanics of fighting in Street Fighter V resembles what we know from the previous installments of the series. The fun starts with selecting characters - the list of available heroes is extensive (it includes all heroes available in the next four seasons) and you will find there among others classic warriors like Ryu and Ken, as well as completely new ones like Rashid, Necalli or Gill (known from SFIII, in SFV available for the first time in the Champions Edition).
During the actual fight we control a hero in two dimensions, moving left or right, and our task is to bring the opponent's life bar to zero. We do this by dealing ordinary blows, as well as performing dangerous special attacks, which are different for each character. It is also important to remember about defense - block and keeping the right distance.
New is the V-Gauge mechanic - a special bar that fills up when our hero takes damage. Once we have accumulated enough energy, we can use it in several different ways. The first option is to use the V-Skills, i.e. exceptional special attacks. The second possibility are V-Reversals, which open the opponent's counter. The third alternative is the V-Triggers, which absorb the entire V-Gauge and strengthen the warrior for a while. It is worth mentioning that in the discussed version of the game we have access to two variants of V-Skills and V-Reversals.
Stun Gauge also appeared in the game - when it is filled, it causes a stun effect characteristic for this series (stars above the head) or other effects depending on the character (e.g. Kolin can freeze his enemies). We also have a classic EX Gauge strap, which recharges with lead-away attacks and allows you to perform the most powerful special blows.
Street Fighter V has several gameplay modes. We receive a feature campaign, single clashes (within the Arcade module or in the form of challenges, e.g. temporary ones). You can also play tournaments and compete against others - locally or via the Internet - or practice your skills in the training room.
Street Fighter V: Champions Edition is based on the popular Unreal Engine 4 graphics engine. Despite the two-dimensional gameplay, the frame was created in full 3D, with both characters and locations stylized to look like an animated film. The whole thing looks really nice and spectacular - interesting character designs and animations of individual special attacks, using a whole range of light effects, make a particularly good impression.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R7 370 or better, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1.5 GB GeForce GTX 480 or better, Windows 7 64-bit