Capcom abandoned most of the Street Fighter series’ iconic character intros over time, so one fan decided to recreate them using the latest game.
SigmaG19 makes a lot of Street Fighter V videos, including this one critiquing a lot of the Capcom’s choices with the game. The latest tries to recreate some of the series’ former glory by introducing special introductions that used to occur when specific characters were matched-up.
“One of the things that I miss in fighting games is seeing how the characters interact with each other on a personal level,” Sigma wrote in the video’s description. Enjoying these small additions, like when Ryu faces Sagat and the latter uppercuts Dan.
Sigma admits the animations are a bit rough around the edges, but it’s fun to see what SFV might have felt like with a little more flare and personality. And the video is a good reminder that there are a litany of small changes Capcom has made to the series over the years that, unlike the evolution away from pixel animations or getting rid of non-Critical Art chip-damage KOs in SFV, that have still fundamentally altered the underlying flavor of the game.
Also bring back Sagat!