Yesterday United States of America Mania TV's Arcade crew invited me along to a video shoot at a local arcade that has Street Fighter IV. As there aren't many (any?) hands-on impressions of the final arcade version out there, I thought it best to share a writeup with you guys as there are quite a few rabid SF fans here at ESR.

To put it lightly, offense rules the day in SFIV, which is just the way I like it. As many previews have mentioned, there is no air blocking–if you hang ourself out to dry, don’t be surprised when you catch a Dragon Punch to the nads. This fits in with my personal philosophy for fighting games: Keep it simple and it’s more fun.

Head to GGL Wire for the full report.