By: dragonkiss83 Feb 12, 2012 | 12 Comments
After a while being away from Gouki.com I have returned to find a challenge, I must somehow choose a team from a roster of the stars of Street Fighter and Tekken. Wish me luck.
The death of my pc has kept me from being able to post on here since November, but with a Laptop ready to go I return to the site to do some catching up, and what do I find? Gouki.com has another kickass giveaway going on. And this time it was for Street Fighter X Tekken. All it takes is write a story about the team you want to play as, easy right. Wrong. As I look over the roster I realize that a team of two characters just isn't big enough.
The truth is from the Tekken side I have a few favorites, Jin and Kazuya are at the top of the list but you can't overlook Yoshimitsu or King.
If they had the right Jin He'ld be on the team for sure.
I just couldn't decide. So I decided to check out the Street Fighter side. And it just made things worse. Ibuki felt like a sure thing, at first.
But as I looked at the list there were just to many great characters to choose from. Akuma (Gouki) is always high on the list
And you just can't over look Cammy...
This just keeps getting more complicated. I'm sure all use them all in various combinations until I find the right mix, but I still have to start somewhere. So I just keep watching videos and reminiscing about all the fun I've had with them in the past. And then it hit me. What better team could I start with? How was it not obvious from the start?
Poison and Juri! Juri is one of the craziest female characters to ever put the digital beatdown on anyone. And Poison can throw down with the best of them with the added bonus of distracting your opponent as the wonder if she's packing heat. The quest was over! For now at least. Until I have a chance to try the characters out and really get into the mechanics of the game (including how much I suck with various characters) I can't be sure what my final team will be, but I do have a place to start.
Best of luck to all of you who enter. And remember don't be a Jimmy!
And just for the Jimmys...
By: goukijones Mar 17, 2012 | 7 Comments
GoukiJones Blithering Blathering about his experience with SFxT so far. Are the stages beautiful or a just a beautiful distraction? Is it possible that the Tekken characters themselves are the best thing about this game? Will gems be banned at EVO?
SFxT The Good, The Bad, and the Gutter Trash. Review from GoukiJones.
Street Fighter X Tekken has 19 Street Fighters including Street Fighter Alpha classic Rolento, Street Fighter III's big German Hugo and his partner in crime from back in the Final Fight days, Poison. It's a man baby. Tekken has 19 characters as well, but I'm sorry I can't tell you from which Tekken game in the series they come from. I played the crap out of Tekken 2, one of my favorite games of all time, I had it memorized completely, I knew the 10 hits for every character and King was my favorite. That's all I got to say about my history with Tekken.
Let me begin with the Tekken characters in SFxT. The Tekken characters are my favorite part of the game. I wanted to try Poison of course. I didn't like using her or him. My bad. Rolento I banned personally because FGC was already saying he was top tier and over-powered. So I figured I didn't want use a character that EVERYONE else was going to be using. King was in for sure, I love the grappling. King and Hugo that was my Dream Team when I first saw the entire roster. Hugo is one of my guys in SFIII I liked to use and he is another grappler so I figured they would be cool together. I used Hugo for the first day and dropped him. I switched to Lili who I now I officially second main. Does that make sense? [smh] I tried to use Hugo again after I saw some PWNn with him at a tournament. I couldn't replicate a thing I saw in that tournament. So back to Lili.
Playing with King is super fun. Although Tekken vintage 10 hit combos are absent -I don't know why- King still has a lot grabs and his super can be modified. Remember his chain throwing? Yeah there's only one option for that during his super. He also has a rising knee, which is up-forward and medium kick. Timed properly you can chain some amazing combos. He has unblockable grabs whether your opponent is standing our crouching also a Moonsault that is super slow, but could be a good mix-up. With Lili I'm still learning her basics and what to do with her. I enjoy learning these new characters and the "Street Fighter style" Tekken characters came out really nice.
As far as the Street Fighter characters go, it's a lot like SF4. If somebody was really good with Abel in SF4, they will be really good with Abel in SFxT. That aspect of the game doesn't thrill me at all, because I am terrible at SF4 and don't play it. Cammy is my main, but she is "free" most of the time. I tried Guile once in SFxT, but again, I don't like him in SF4 and I don't like him in SFxT. So in Street Fighter X Tekken I use two Tekken characters. King and Lili.
Playing online sucks. More so if you're a 360 user. Xbox 360 straight up does not have the same features as the PS3. Local co-op does not work on the Xbox 360. Local co-op or couch play is when you and your buddy play together online, at the same time, in the same room, on the same Xbox 360. Something we've experienced since Halo 2. Capcom has said 2 things about this.
"PS3 version: It is possible to mix and match online and offline players for scramble battles and pair play battles. Two local players can play on the same PS3 using 1 PSN ID, and play against other players online.
360 version: It is NOT possible to mix and match online and offline players for scramble battles and pair play battles. So you either have to have all players be offline and local (so 4 players, 1 Xbox) or have all the players be online (4 players, 4 Xboxes)."
"Unfortunately, due to time and resource issues, we weren’t able to get that feature into the Xbox 360 version and we apologize to those players who were looking forward to it. "
I don't know which of the 2 are worse. "It is NOT possible to mix and match online and offline players." Halo 2.
The second reason says they just didn't have enough time. Nothing to do with not knowing how. I'll tell you one thing, Capcom had plenty of time and the know how of how to put a bunch of extra content on the disk that they would entend to charge us for later. So the online co-op plus the 5 exclusive characters, make the PS3 version VERY different from the Xbox version. Xbox users got gaffled this time.
Okay you don't have any friends and just play online by yourself. WARNING: the sound cuts in and out during some fights online. I noticed this when I first got it out of the box and played it for 21:07 minutes. It's a bigger deal then some might think. There are plenty of sound cues in fighting games. All of the sudden a fireball is floating across the screen. Yeah yeah, you can SEE IT, but have you SEEN some of the levels in SFxT? More on that below. So the sound issue is a little frustrating. Connection otherwise seems to be fine for the most part, unless you are fighting Arthvader.
At home with a group of friends is another story. Street Fighter X Tekken shines with 4 people in the same room, teamed up and fighting against each other. Minus the 100+ timeout endings, just waiting to be tagged in is extremely thrilling. We've played quite a few hours like this. During our most recent session we tried the scramble battle. What the fuck is happening during this? It's super fun and I could only hope that all Capcom fighting games in the future have a similar mode. Scramble mode is 2v2, everybody in at the same time. Just like a Tornado Tag Team match for my WWE marks. Or if you're old (also like me) like Ryu & Ken VS Bison from the alpha days, but Bison has a partner too. This a great group/party fighting game.
There are still a few things I don't like about SFxT. A lot of this game comes off as experimental. Like Capcom just wanted to try out a bunch of different things to see how the FGC would react. The stages for example are extravagant. A little too extravagant. If you thought UMvC3 backgrounds were flashy and have too much going on, the SFxT stages are far more out of control. In Ultimate I feel some sort of separation from the stages and my characters. In SFxT, the graphics, lighting and 3D characters in a 2D/3D environment blend perfectly. A little too perfectly. (winkface) There are some stages that we have already completely banned. The Pandora stage, with the colliding mammoths in the background -Which makes a noise when they hit, remember I mentioned noise cues earlier? You can't hear the jets flying by on Shield heli-carrier.- in round 3 on the Pandora level, Jacks and armored trucks and T-Rex's is flying around all through the background. It's bananaz. Yeah, I can't deal with that. Pit Stop 69 is also banned. By round 3 on that stage it's so dark you can't even see some characters. BatRastered says "All I see is black."
Some of our favorite levels are the Half Pipe. Can anyone tell me who the four Bison girls are on that bill board? That's a pretty simple level, the colors are normal and there isn't a bunch shit distracting you in the background. Mishima Estate makes noise, but this is because your character is stepping on roof tiles. This is actually pretty cool, stepping sound effects on different types of flooring is a cool feature for fighting games. Quick shout out to the Mad Gear Hideout. So I can stop talking about the stages, I'd like to just say to Capcom that we need more options for more laid back levels. Nothing happens on the training stage I know, but what happened to the grass fields or the sky scrapper roof tops? Keep some of them simple.
Gems what the fuck? Seriously? I didn't know what the FGC was going to think of this. My rule is, if you make something for your game and it's banned at EVO and other FGC tournaments, then you fail. It's a waste and nobody will care. It will kill your game. Like Mortal Kombat. Which I'm surprised enough people are still playing it for it to get a nod at EVO. Back to the gems deal and EVO. If the gems aren't allowed at EVO then they will have failed. The least I can see EVO doing is allowing people to choose gems from the default list. All the special edition and DLC gems will not be allowed. Which will still fall under my category of FAIL.
The gems are cool and I like the idea of having a little strategy there. Ono said this also brings to the table that Ryu VS Ryu could be completely different because of gem selection. Yeah that's a great idea ... for Darkstalkers. J/K. I mentioned earlier, SFxT could be full of experiments. The gems just aren't practical.
Now that I've blithered and blathered for some time about my experience with SFxT this last couple of weeks, lets get down to brass tacks.
- Street Fighter X Tekken looks amazing.
- Plays a lot like Street Fighter IV.
- Has something very unique with the Tekken characters fighting styles in Street Fighter type gameplay.
- Great features such as 4 people playing at the same time in a 2v2 tag situation or a 2v2 4 characters on the screen at once.
- Tons of great characters and even more to come with DLC.
So don't be a mad when I give Street Fighter X Tekken Rent it! Especially if your only option is to get it for Xbox 360. Playstation has 5 more characters and you can play locally with your son, friend or for some of you extremely lucky Jimmys, your girlfriend/wife. So it could possibly be a Buy it! on PS3. But still, hard to tell if this game will be around next year errr what I want to say is EVO 2013. Ultimate will, SFIV will.
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To make things more official Capcom has released actual gameplay footage for Street Fighter X Tekken. It does look weird, look at those crazy JP dinosaurs.
Gouki.com was there, when Street Fighter X Tekken was first announced. Check out the original gameplay footage from San Diego Comic-con 2010. Exclusive Ono VS Harada
Street Fighter X Tekken Gameplay Trailer
By: Arthvader Feb 15, 2012 | 6 Comments
Back again with another team I would possibly use in the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken game.
After I wrote my previous story about what characters I would use as a team in Street Fighter X Tekken, I figured I write another story dedicated to a possible second team. This time, I'll be talking about the following two characters:
Chun-Li from Street Fighter & Jin Kazama from TekkenRead full story...
By: goukijones May 19, 2011 | 7 Comments
A new character teaser trailer has been released, but something tells me it's not going to shock anyone on Gouki.com.
From YouTube: Now who could this be..?
Street Fighter X Tekken Character Teaser 2
Yeah, right? Cinderkin leaked this a few days ago. Sagat Joins The Street Fighter X Tekken Roster! Capcom has got to get their leaks straight. This video would have been way more exciting, if we didn't know about Sagat 2 days ago.
By: goukijones Feb 15, 2012 | 3 Comments
Don't worry it's nobody that placed in the top 8 at EVO last year. At least from what I can tell. The big bonus is that we won't have to hear Marn crying & whining the entire show. Here's the reveal trailer and Gouki's picks to win it all!
I don't know any of these Jimmys. Well I heard of NerdJosh. How about I share with you are two favorites on each side. First up Tekken.
SuperYan - She promised to give money to the local arcade. Go gurl!
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By: goukijones Feb 15, 2012 | 6 Comments
A short video from Capcom Europe shows off a lot of how the online will work. 2v2 same time fighting! Also FingerCramp posted a video of how the gems work positive/negative features. Debunks overpowered pre-order gems myth. MaxiMilian explains stuff.
Ono is hilarious right? Harrada isn't that bad either. Biggest feature shown here for me, the 2v2 online battle. Should be very interesting.
Get it straight with the gem alright. They gonna be in tournaments. Everyone should learn how to use them and deal with it. They are part of the game and I truly believe it will my make set of gems VS your set of gems very interesting.
Max sharing some pro tips to get you ready before you even come close to Street Fighter X Tekken. His praise for the uniqueness of the Tekken characters has me maybe wanted to use them. Who am I kidding? Its gonna be Hugo and King out of the gate.
Vote, comment and share. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: goukijones Dec 9, 2012 | 1 Comments
You decide, is this what you've been waiting for to get back into the Street Fighter X Tekken action? Here's a look at the changes taking place in the 2013 version update.
Well it's great that Capcom is still puting work into this, but they put work into SF4 for like 4 years too. When's Mahvel? Everyone keeps asking. I think we're not going to see a new version of UMvC3, but perhaps a Marvel 4 sooner than we think, like before the next Avengers movie. If the FGC continues to grow & Marvel movies continue to destroy at the box office, a new Marvel fighting game is going to be HUGE. Wait, wasn't this story about SFxT?Read full story...
The Gouki.com DSLR Video Camera, a voice recorder, and a full flask of Jack D. Here is my video podcast for E3 2011. Featuring exclusive off screen footage and never before seen footage from some of E3's hottest games. Don't be a Jimmy.
This video right here. Right here, right here ... is for the Jimmys out there.
Please leave a comment or suggestion below. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: BatRastered Sep 14, 2011 | 10 Comments | Updated: Sep 14, 2011
Pandora is basically SFxT's version of X-Factor. Plus new characters.
You have to sacrifice your partner to activate Pandora, which could be cool. There is also a 4 player simultaneous 2v2 mode.
I can't keep track of what characters have or have not been officially announced or just rumored but oh yeah, Rolento is going to be my main!
Learn everything about how you will be fighting in Street Fighter X Tekken. Gem system, cross counters, tags and more. Personally still not interested really, in fact, maybe even less now.
By: BatRastered Mar 16, 2012 | 6 Comments
New costume packs, gems, and colors coming soon, also patch fixes and tournament support for gem selection.
On April 3, we will see the free color packs as DLC. This will add some new colors to the customize colors palette. I still have no idea why this is DLC and not just turned on from the beginning. At the same time new "swap" costumes will be introduced. For a buck each you can see your favorite SF character dressed as a Tekken character or vice-versa. If you want the whole set, you can buy the full SF set for $13 and the full Tekken set for $13, for a total of $26. That's one expensive costume pack! (These are just alternate outfits, not new characters)
Shortly after April 3 (no exact date) there will be a tournament support update. This will be a title update not DLC, so you'll get this automatically. This update includes some fixes to the online code (audio issues, etc) and a way to choose your gem set from the character selection menu.
A few weeks later, another title update will include new gems, more slots to store your favorite gem sets, and a replay analyzer.
Finally, soon after the PS Vita version of SFxT ships, the 12 new characters will be available as paid DLC for $20 (1600 MSP). The new characters are: Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars and Lei.
The summary from Capcom:
Nine new gem packs totaling 60+ new gems
Tournament support for gem selection
Three new quick combo pre-sets
Three additional gem loadout slots
Three new color packs with four colors each
Swap Costumes - $1.00 (80 MSP) each or in two $13.00 (1040 MSP) Street Fighter and/or Tekken packs
DLC characters - $20.00 (1600 MSP) for all 12 new fighters
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