GamesRadar's sister mag PSM3 UK has printed their review of Street Fighter IV, and based on their review it fits the bill as defining the past and future of beat-em-ups!
PSM3 scored it a 95, and concluded that Capcom has given Street Fighter back to the people where it belongs.
To quote: With SFIV, Capcom have defined what it is to be a fighting game in the twenty-first century just like they did in the twentieth.
That meant dumping the missteps taken by Street Fighter III, and drawing from the very best moments of the series - the accessibility of Street Fighter II, the pace and style of Alpha, and the fluidity and depth of Third Strike.
SFIV had to be a Street Fighter that can be played by anyone who's ever picked up Street Fighter II, and a Street Fighter that gives everyone all the help they'll need if they're starting completely from scratch.
It's effortlessly both of those things. While every other fighting game has become an elitist club for the best of the best, Capcom have given Street Fighter back to the people, where it belongs. It's in all our blood, after all. More PlayStation 3 News...