Street Fighter 5's story mode is so easy, a baby can beat it

Street Fighter 5, while fundamentally amazing, has been rightfully criticized for either lacking substantial features, or half-assing others. One such feature is its quote-unquote "Story" mode, which strings together three or four one-round fights unique to each fighter. They're worth finishing because they'll grant you some costume unlocks and a decent chunk of in-game currency, but they're laughably easy, and there's no way to alter the difficulty.

Now, you're probably thinking to yourself, "OK, sure, they're easy for you - how easy could they possibly be?" It's hard to describe in words, exactly, so I'm going to let a video (via r/StreetFighter) of an adorable six-month-old baby clobbering its way through Birdie's story mode do the talking:

YouTuber Papapaint's baby is a surprisingly adept button masher, making short work of Story Mode's ineffectual fighters. The match turns into a real teether at the end, though, when the baby gets distracted with only a single punch left to win the final round. All hope seems lost, when the baby suddenly regains interest, and in a drool-soaked frenzy, deals the finishing blow.

So, yeah. Here's hoping June's free cinematic story mode update requires a little more strategy. Papapaint's baby has three months of training until then.

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David Roberts
David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.