South Korean Criticism of Super Street Fighter IV Korean Stage

For the first time in a Street Fighter title, there is a South Korean character: Juri. Not everyone is happy with the way South Korean is depicted in the SSFIV stage.

According to South Korean newspaper The Dong-a IIbo, South Korean gamers who have seen Super Street Fighter IV's South Korea stage feel disappointed and don't really feel that it looks Korean, but rather, Chinese or a mix-mash of both, making it difficult to discern where the heck the stage is.

South Korean Criticism of Super Street Fighter IV Korean Stage

It's not just the outfits that the background characters are wearing, but also the banners which predominately feature Chinese writing — a few banners appear to feature Korean writing. Of course, Chinese writing has traditionally been used in Korea and can be found scrawled on landmark temples and shrines.

South Korean Criticism of Super Street Fighter IV Korean Stage

Other criticism is that there are few skyscrapers (which dominate today's South Korean urban sprawl) and the depiction of street vendors is highly outdated.

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South Korean Criticism of Super Street Fighter IV Korean Stage

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