The key takeaway here is yes, the game is fun and will no doubt be worth the money, but right now it isn't. As a Street Fighter fan and likely the resident Capcom fanboy at High Rez Gaming I sincerely advise anyone considering Street Fighter V to wait until the release of the Cinematic story in June. By then, all of Capcom's promised additions will be there, the six DLC characters, the shop itself, the daily challenges, the extra battles, the aforementioned cinematic story, the spectator mode, lobbies with a max population bigger than your local church's tolerated quota of to-be-weds per wedding and with any luck, a fix to the physics on the versus screen (Yes Capcom, it’s still in the game and yes, I noticed. I really noticed when facing off against Laura). Until then, I suggest that you avoid this game, please do not however pirate it or crack a copy of the Street Fighter V beta. Admittedly, Capcom probably should have just patched said beta for offline multiplayer instead of releasing Street Fighter V if they wanted to ready up for the Capcom Cup, but that's the curse of hindsight and, frankly, I doubt Capcom would approve of anyone using their beta in such a manner even in protest of their launch state.