Whilst it could be argued that now the 'definitive' version of the game now exists, rather rendering this title somewhat obsolete, the original SSIV still represents an absolutely killer purchase for anyone looking to check out the game and not wishing to spend £20 on it.
You can pick up a copy of Street fighter IV on the Xbox for £10 from Tesco Entertainment at the moment, but using the FTSL15-1 code will get the price bumped down to £8.50, saving you over £4 on the next price over at ShopTo now that gamestation is out of stock.
NB. Remember to use FTSL15-1 to get it at this price.
With its striking presentation, more balanced characters (no more spamming Dhalsim's elasticity), and the new Focus Attacks and Super/Ultra Combos, Capcom have created a fighting game with that is both more accessible to the newcomer, but also offers more depth for those players who deplore button-mashing. This added depth means that when you jump online, which is really the only reason you'd buy this game (to play with other people, locally or otherwise), you'll run the gamut of furious fights with relentless attacking to tactical matches between cautious experts.
Rocking 18 characters, 16 of whom are available from the start, SSIV might not quite be as supercharged and content packed as its new sibling, but it makes for an excellent starting point for anyone looking to check out the fourth round of the fighting saga. Especially at this price.
Thanks to Eldini at HUKD for the heads-up