Street Fighter V is a fighting game in Capcom’s classic franchise.
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Story & Themes
Street Fighter V's story mode is fairly short and briefly features each character in about ten minutes of combat and cutscenes content. Most of the game, however, is centered around the actual fights. Players have the option of choosing from 16 different characters, and each one has their own fighting style and special moves or attacks. In addition to Story Mode, Street Fighter V includes a Training Mode and a Survival Mode to help players learn skills and then put them to the test.
Street Fighter V's controls aren't too difficult to learn, but mastering the strategies and moves of certain characters will take some time and effort.
Violence Characters fight each other with martial arts moves, magic, and weapons. Though combat is the focus of the game, blood and gore of any kind are entirely absent.
Sex & Nudity Female characters wear form-fitting clothing that reveals cleavage and/or buttocks.
Strong Language Moderately strong language appears occasionally in dialogue and includes words like "a*s" and "bastard."
Discrimination The clothing and body proportions of female characters are purposefully provocative and sexualizing. The extent to which their depiction could be considered demeaning instead of empowering is up to the player's interpretation.
Players can compete against others online if they so choose.
- Do you think that games like Street Fighter V emphasize violence more than shooters or other action games? Why or why not?
- What do you think about the game's depiction of female characters? Do you see anything problematic in how they're portrayed?