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Is the Street Fighter EX series Underrated?


As cool as the Street Fighter EX series was it didn’t quite reach the same level of popularity as the some of the games in the main series including the Alpha titles.  The Street Fighter EX series does deserve some credit though because it featured the first set of games that included both three dimensional gameplay & graphics.  The series also introduced a whole new set of characters such as: Skullomania, Doctrine Dark, Hokuto, Kairi, Pullam Puma and many more.  Along with including a new set of characters the Ex series had featured more offline game modes that would keep players busy for weeks.  One of the few things that the EX series had in common with the Alpha games included the amount of game modes that were featured offline.   The offline gameplay was especially exciting in Street Fight EX 3 & Alpha 3 because people were allowed to participate in both dramatic along with team battles.

The 90’s was a great time to be a fan of the Street Fighter series because Capcom during that decade Capcom had produced some of its best work.  The most popular game was obviously the Street Fighter II series but aside from that there were also many great titles released afterwards that were even better in terms of visual presentation and gameplay. The only difference was the Street Fighter II series is generally more popular because it was one of the main titles that started a revolution in the fighting genre of gaming during the 1990’s.  Even though most of the Street Fighter games were awesome throughout the entire decade some started to lose interest in the series over time due to the emergence of other fighting titles such as Tekken, Soul Calibur along with the increasing popularity of the Mortal Kombat series.  Even though, the Street Fighter games in the EX series are generally overlooked by casual gamers some people who are hardcore fans of the series would probably tell you that it has a higher replay value than Street Fighter V.

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  1. I recently went on a Street Fighter marathon because I realized that I had only played IV and the original after about 20 years of being a hardcore gamer. Ex3, the Alpha Anthology, and V were the ones that I picked up. Ex is definitely a pretty fun series and I like how the gameplay was handled. It felt very arcade esque. Street Fighter V is still my favorite SF title, but Ex certainly has a lot more content to it. It’s a shame that it never got more popular.

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