Looking back, Capcom has crossed with a lot of other warriors: X-Men, the Avengers, the King of Fighters, among others. Now, Streetfighter X Tekken takes players to a whole new fighting level that will surely mark a place in the game history.
The game has 38 characters in its lineup and can be considered as one of the most satisfying collections of fighting game characters ever assembled. Arranged in teams of two for story purposes, each group and individual feels like they belong here, despite their very different origins. Tekken characters leaving their 3D form and taking on a 2D one looks surprisingly interesting.
The game focuses on two-on-two combat. Each side is in control of two fighters and can swap between them during battle. Players can also team up cooperatively and fight on the same team. However, when one fighter on a team is knocked out, that team loses the round–regardless of how much health the remaining fighter has.
One of the best ways to adjust your experience is with gems. Gems make your character stronger and can be tailored to suit any fighting style. If you’re offense-oriented, then the attack-boosting Immense Power gems are for you. On the other hand, the Iron Wall gems, which grant damage reduction, would be for the defense-oriented players. Each character can hold three gems maximum, but you do not acquire gem bonuses for free; they must be earned.
In addition to its great combat mechanics, Street Fighter X Tekken has a good game mode selection. Arcade mode opens with an introductory for each official tag team. Next is the Challenge mode, which includes the tutorial, trial, and mission modes.