What were your thoughts on seeing Street Fighter V for the first time? Did you expect Capcom to keep the same SFIV style, or did you have your money on a more realistic-looking engine?

Screenshots have been released from Street Fighter V’s early development stages, telling us that Capcom originally felt the need to pull away from SFIV’s art brush-like style:


What Street Fighter V could have  looked like

Another look at a more realistic Ryu:


A closer look at a more realistically designed Ryu

At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a latest Tekken release. Maybe this was the very reason Capcom scrapped the idea? But was the decision to stick close to SFIV’s art style, the right one?

Could Capcom be toying with a realistic look for SF6? More importantly…do you think Capcom made the right decision on staying with the same engine style?

Let us know in the comments section.