Check your nostalgia: We discuss why Street Fighter 4 and other titles probably aren't as good as you remember - EventHubs Podcast

Rose-tinted glasses impact memories, you might not remember some of the flaws previous games had

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 1, 2018 at 9:02 p.m. PDT | Comments: 113

"Street Fighter 4 was the best SF game. It's way better than Street Fighter 5," it probably wouldn't take you long to recall hearing this phrase, or something similar to it at some point.

The nostalgia factor is very difficult to beat in fighting games, as people picked up and played the previous titles for long periods of time — and got used to their quirks and issues — then came to love the product for what it did well.

Time and separation tends makes our hearts grow fonder, as we minimize or even forget about the flaws we once disliked, and remember the things we enjoyed.

In the latest episode of the EventHubs Podcast, John "Velociraptor" Guerrero, and I tackle this subject head on. I talk about some recent experiences playing previous Street Fighter games, trying to playing them at a high level again, and realizing many of these titles hadn't aged as well as I'd assumed.

The discussion goes back and forth, as we try to dissect why feelings get so strong — and what the older and newer games have going for — and against them.

We also cover the latest news, like EVO single entrant numbers, if there are too many Gokus and Vegetas in Dragon Ball FighterZ, SF's 30th Anniversary outperforming Capcom's expectations, and we continue to beat the dead horse of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, with Disney recently purchasing 21st Century Fox.

1:24 - Unique EVO entrant numbers
5:28 - More Goku and Vegeta in DBFZ
12:12 - Disney buys Fox... new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite potential?
22:02 - Unwritten rules of fighting games
24:53 - Street Fighter 4 vs. Street Fighter 5 and checking your nostalgia

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