Street Fighter Alpha 3 coming to PSN...finally

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  1. Galaxy Convoy

    Galaxy Convoy Well-Known Member

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  2. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    I thought the PS1 version of Alpha 3 has been up on the store for ages?
     
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    PS port?!? Boo!!!!! Guess I will stick with my Alpha Anthology.
     
  4. Galaxy Convoy

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    Alpha 1 and 2 have been up for awhile now, but not 3.

    *shrug* Better than nothing I guess? Beats trying to track down an original copy anyway.

    But it is a shame that Capcom won't do for Alpha 3 what they did with 3S. The Alpha series, 3 especially, has just as much of a following as 3S, if not bigger. An arcade perfect port with all the same bells and whistles as 3SO would've been sweet.
     
  5. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Neat. Alpha 3 was one of my favorite games when I was younger.
    Shame it's only a port, so I probably won't be picking it up.
     
  6. Counterpunch?

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    I prefer the PS1 port to any version of Alpha 3.

    Seriously.

    But Alpha 3 will never see a HD remake. The game is bananas hard by today's standards. People coming from 4 think Third Strike is hard? They will be infuriated at Alpha 3.

    Alpha 3 is a game of Chess, Third Strike is Rock, Paper, Scissors, Chun li, Yun, SF4 is Mario Kart.

    I say that will all due love to all three games. Alpha 3 is fucking hard. Beyond basic input demands, there is the meter cold war and the Counter Hit bait and switch.

    (most combos worth doing in A3 require you to land a counter hit. Each character has numerous block strings with delayed hits to fish for counter hits and a continued combo follow up. It's literally like learning Chess scenarios.) Not to make more out of it than it is. I just don't think there's any way current fighting game players would take the time to learn A3.

    Hell, I love the game to pieces and I probably wouldn't play.
     
  7. Smasher

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    Which do you prefer; the missing frames of animation or the gimped features?
     
  8. Prowl

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    Neither, lol. edit: of Alpha I mean.
     
  9. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    What? :) 
     
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    Never been a huge fan of the Alphas. I thought they looked good enough, but remember how old-school I am with this series.
     
  11. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    I like the Alphas, they were the games I played the most. Of course looking back it's kinda sad how I had no idea how to play right. Who would have thought Zangief wasn't supposed to be a grappler but a combo monster?
     
  12. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    The thing about Alpha 3 that always bothered me was the incredible damage the X-ism characters could deal. If X-ism was supposed to represent Super Turbo I don't remember characters in Super Turbo dealing so much damage.

    I know you still put quarters on your TV.
     
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    I had to stop when stupid LCDs came out :( 
     
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    I prefer the added characters, revisions to V-ism, and slight increase in speed.

    It seems like that matters until you deal with V-ism on any consistent level. Then you with X-ism did more damage to compete.
     
  15. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I don't know about the speed, but doesen't the Dreamcast/Naomi version have the characters and revisions without the PS1's bullshit?
     
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    I felt the alpha series to be my favorite, and 3 to be the best. I also thought the PS version was my favorite- the only version that may have been better was the Dreamcast, but I never liked the Dreamcast's controller for fighting games despite its reputation for good fighting games.
     
  17. Cracka J

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    Really? All I remember from watching tourney ST is how fast of a game it was and how your life could be gone in a matter of seconds....unteched throws nearly do 1/3 of your life as well :lol  Definitely one of the highest damage SF games I remember. So I thought it was similar. X-ism was a nice balance for people that wanted to play basic and still do good damage from pokes, footsies, linked supers, etc. without having to learn the timing or repetition of the v-ism combos.

    A2 is still my favorite alpha...so much fun loaded into that game. Yes ken and chun make it a bit unfun with their AC's but what game don't ken and chun suck the life out of? :lol 
     
  18. Smasher

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    Yeah, it does.
    All the animation frames are intact; and I think the sprites might be a bit larger –could be wrong on that though.
    Plus it has a non-gimped dramatic battle mode.
    On the PS1 you could do dramatic battle with Ken and Ryu or Juni and Juli.
    With the Dreamcast you could be anybody.

    True the original controller sucked for fighters –but I had the Ascii Fight Pad back in the day. Loved it.
    It was pretty much the same as the MadCatz pad today.
     
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    I think the DC version is closer to the Arcade version of Upper.

    At any rate, I'm not saying the PS1 version was the best. I only started off saying that I liked it best prior to Smasher getting snarky over it.

    The PS1 version has the un-nerfed version of Deejay as well as a few other oddities that made it more fun if less accurate than other versions.
     
  20. Kuma Style

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    The Ps1 version blew... honestly blew. It was another one on the list of their shitty Capcom ports. Pretty much DC port or bust for me personally, however, it's a cheap nostalgia port, so I'm not going to complain like it's supposed to be some online-compatible arcade-port.
     

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