Well, this worked out perfectly, didn’t it? We’ve reached the sixth position on our Game of the Year list, and we’ve reserved it for, well, Street Fighter 6. Brilliant! But yes, while we should have all learned not to bet against Capcom at this point, there was still a little scepticism surrounding the fighter heading into its release. This is a publisher that doesn’t miss at the moment, though, so any unfortunate memories of Street Fighter 5 were soon put to rest.
The thing about Street Fighter 6 is it’s not just a brilliant brawler – it’s the complete package. We could wax lyrical for hours and hours about the eye-grabbing art design, superb offensive gameplay mechanics, and water-tight rollback netcode – but the really remarkable thing about this outing is that it does it all. Take the online lobby system, for example, which allows you to take a hideous created character online, dress them up, and challenge strangers in arcade-style skirmishes. Or the fact that there are Extreme Battles with zany rules, including raging bulls.