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Let's not dance around the issue here: Street Fighter V's survival mode is crap. Single round matches against up to 50 opponents in a row, always in the same order. And if you lose, you have to start over from scratch. If you win, however, you get a lovely new colour for your chosen character. No pain no gain, etc.

Players have been complaining about survival mode from day one - and we really can't blame them. Aside from the recently released cinematic story mode and the insultingly short regular character stories, survival mode is really the only content on offer when it comes to playing Street Fighter V alone.

Put simply, grinding through survival mode in order to unlock a bunch of colours for your favourite fighters is a massive pain in the arse - and Capcom seems to have finally realised this. Yesterday, the developer revealed that you'll soon be able to buy survival mode colours with in-game fight money. Alternatively, you'll be able to purchase them with real currency from the PlayStation Store. Yay?

On the bright side, this means that you'll no longer have to slog through survival mode just to unlock colour options, but it's still a bit rubbish, isn't it? Capcom is essentially taking cosmetic unlockables and stuffing them behind a paywall - purely because they're otherwise locked behind a ridiculously tedious mode of play that no one wants to deal with.

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Super Smash Bros. - these are just three fighting games off the top of our head that all feature a selection of alternate costumes for every playable character from the start. But, as always, Street Fighter V has to do things the hard way - the unnecessarily hard way.

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