I’m not precisely sure what to make of this upcoming webseries, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist. I feel like it’s trying to follow in the footsteps of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, a dark reimagining of that game’s core concepts and character.
The problem with fighting games? Almost none of them have stories that are worth telling. Each individual character has a crazy long backstory, and with so many fighters in the roster, their plotlines interact and overlap and become rather muddled and ungrounded. Mortal Kombat may be the worst offender in my eyes, but Street Fighter isn’t far behind.
The effects here are cool, but I’m not clear on the plot, and the acting and choreography aren’t my favorite. Still, I suppose it could be cool, and I’ll give it a shot May 23rd.