A major release with a heavy emphasis on online play: what could possibly go wrong? Oh right, the servers could falter – and Street Fighter V's have been blowing hot and cold all day. The title completely collapsed overnight, prompting Capcom to bring the game offline for an hour while it fixed the issues. Since then, things have been shaky, with the publisher even creating a Twitter account to provide updates on the issues.
This wouldn't, of course, be a big problem if the game had a satisfying selection of single player content, but it doesn't. Worse still, the small pool of solo options that are available will fail to reward you with Fight Money – the title's in-game currency – if you're unable to play online. So all in all, this is shaping up to be a bit of a disastrous launch. A massive shame, when you consider that the core gameplay – the underlying essence of any Street Fighter game – is simply sublime.