Good news for everyone eager to play dolly with their360 avatars, there%26rsquo;s some new fake clothes for you to buy! At least they%26rsquo;re Street Fighter outfits, so when your dad sighs in disgust at you playing dress-up you can tell him you%26rsquo;re pretending to be the totally macho demon warrior Akuma.
The available avatar costumesinclude: Dee Jay, Ryu, Guile, Rufus, C. Viper, El Fuerte, Ibuki, Dudley, Juri, Akuma, T. Hawk, Chun-Li, Guy, Cody and Abel. Each costume retails for 320 MS points, or in real money, $4.00 US dollars. So ten of these outfits will run you the same cost as a copy of the game; let me suggest you use a little restraint and only buy like, 5 of these.Of all of the available outfits, a few really stand out, like Chun-Li%26rsquo;s, Juri's and Fuerte's:
Above: Classic, classy, identifiable
While thosethree are pretty good, there's a few really bland or unindetifiable ones in there too; I%26rsquo;m a hardcore Street Fighter fan, and even I had to turn my head sideways and squint to recognize some of these costumes:
Above: So a martial artist in Timberland boots, a disco trucker and a Puerto Rican b-boy walk into a bar...
The major problem with some of these avatars is that a lot of the characters are identified by their body type or some sort of head/face accessory, not just their clothes. Note that without his face paint, and 500 pound body, T.Hawk just looks like a sketchy guy trying to sell you weed at a truck stop. Ryu%26rsquo;s classic gi outfit isn%26rsquo;t too hard to recognize, but without the headband he just looks like any dude at a dojo. Also, last time I checked Ryu wasn%26rsquo;t a big fan of footwear, especially not 40 pound Timberland boots. Lastly, Dee Jay isa Jamaican dude with braidsand a huge creepy grin, not a Latin guy on his way to Jazzercise.
July 15, 2010