Following Streets of Rage 4 Page 4

  • bone-on 17 Apr 2020 17:07:33 539 posts
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    HookJaw wrote:
    If we could get the Desert/Jungle/Urban Strike games remastered, that would make a superb digital trilogy.

    Throw in Soviet Strike and my fave Nuclear strike then Iíll be all over it.
  • ChiefGB 20 Apr 2020 10:18:59 12,490 posts
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    Well no, everyone knows, three strikes and youíre out.
  • Zerobob 20 Apr 2020 10:40:42 2,427 posts
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    I really wish I could get excited about this. Playing SoR 2 is one of my favourite childhood gaming memories, but I think I'd only enjoy a sequel in the same vein as Sonic Mania, which uses assets authentic to the original games, yet puts a new spin on things, no pun intended.

    I mean, SoR 4 is based on nostalgia, right? It's not taking the franchise in a radical new direction, and they've included the old player sprites for nostalgic purposes, so why haven't they kept with the established pixel sprite art style too?

    The old player sprites look jarring alongside the new enemies and backgrounds, and I suspect were only included last minute due to negative feedback regarding the new art style, in an attempt to keep people like me happy.

    Yes I know I know, I can play SoR Remake, and I have... but was looking forward to playing SoR 4 on Switch, just like Sonic Mania.
  • richarddavies 20 Apr 2020 10:44:52 7,660 posts
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    I would've preferred if they kept with a 16 bit style myself as well, but were here now. I'm going to give it a go regardless and see if the gameplay shines through.
  • beastmaster 20 Apr 2020 10:52:17 20,679 posts
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    I'm sure if it sells well and enough people ask for it, they'll do an update to include old style backgrounds. They may already have it ready to go.
  • Zerobob 20 Apr 2020 11:02:54 2,427 posts
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    @beastmaster I'm quietly hoping they do.
  • ChiefGB 20 Apr 2020 14:08:29 12,490 posts
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    Letís be honest, I think these kind of games have had their heyday. Thereís not much else can be done with them, and I say this as sor being a game that will always have a place in my heart.
    This will be a 6-7/10 at best, maybe if they squeeze in some rpg mechanics, giving a reason to stick at it but thatís not what sor is.

    That said Iím still dl day one, but gamepass has made that decision even easier.
  • drhickman1983 20 Apr 2020 14:23:48 6,677 posts
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    I'm buying it on day one for the switch.

    Absolutely there is an element of nostalgia here but personally I'm looking the new art style. A lot. Truth is, when I was in my pre and early teens this is pretty much how I wished games like Streets Of Rage would look.

    The closer a game got to looking like it was hand drawn the more I enjoyed the art style. Its why I liked the progression seen from SF2 to SF Alpha as it was closer to looking like actual anime.

    So for me, this is pretty much exactly how I wished games could look.
  • Steve-Perry 20 Apr 2020 14:25:50 1,299 posts
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    SF2HDR looked like shit I thought (though that is not in the category you mentioned). It was like a Chinese knock off flash game version.

    Does this have the ability to switch to pixels?

    Edited by Steve-Perry at 14:26:18 20-04-2020
  • drhickman1983 20 Apr 2020 14:29:40 6,677 posts
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    SF2HD looked a bit soulless, I was thinking of the progression to a more anime influenced art style in the Alpha games. Still pixel art but they were attempting to reproduce anime visuals in that. Something that Guilty Gear got even closer to.

    If pixels are that important I'm sure you can just force it to play on a lower resolution and then increase the image size :p
  • ChiefGB 20 Apr 2020 14:51:31 12,490 posts
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    Oh yeah I hear you on the artstyle etc, Iím pumped to take a look at this but taking my goggles off for a minute, I canít see it being played for more than an hour or two.
    Iíd be surprised if this is on anyoneís game of the year list, and this is a year where it looks like weíve already had all of the games 🤣🤣
  • drhickman1983 20 Apr 2020 14:59:20 6,677 posts
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    It'll probably be on my list by default as I can't really recall anything else that's already released or coming up that I actually care about, so there's a good chance this could be the only new game i play this year.

    Oh, actually, I did play the new Ori game then forgot about it.

    If a game holds my interest for more than an hour or two is done better than 85% of my steam library...

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 15:00:28 20-04-2020
  • Godofporn 20 Apr 2020 15:05:59 6,828 posts
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    This or shadow gangs?
  • JamboWayOh 20 Apr 2020 15:06:54 19,306 posts
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    This, all day long. I must have played SoR2 more than ever any game ever.
  • TechnoHippy 20 Apr 2020 18:52:27 17,300 posts
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    Maybe they could go the dead rising route, with mass fist fights - base the story on something like The Warriors.
  • 8bitMofo 20 Apr 2020 19:25:37 779 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Maybe they could go the dead rising route, with mass fist fights - base the story on something like The Warriors.
    Pretty much this. The Warriors for me is still one of the best beat em ups of the past 20 years. Gimme full environmental interaction/damage, finishers, weapons and movesets.

    Yakuza went somewhat close to this itch, but not full hog.

    Edited by 8bitMofo at 19:32:57 20-04-2020
  • waggy79 20 Apr 2020 21:52:32 2,251 posts
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    A new Spikeout would be good. Spent far too much on that in the arcades.
  • Guru-Meditation 21 Apr 2020 09:30:06 27 posts
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    I'm glad this is on Game Pass as I was considering it for the Switch.

    I'll give it a go and if it's any good (it looks it) I'll pick it up down the line as it looks ideally suited for a "quick blast" hand held game.
  • beastmaster 29 Apr 2020 13:23:39 20,679 posts
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    Out tomorrow. No sign of any reviews.
  • beastmaster 29 Apr 2020 16:05:31 20,679 posts
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    9/10 from Nintendo Life

    http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/switch-eshop/streets_of_rage_4?fbclid=IwAR1ZYwR9G7VeZViEBtNW1KHtOCMGU1b1mPUdzOkt8K8Z4PsT3msgmUYyz4g

    Edit: Essential on EG!

    Edited by beastmaster at 16:08:02 29-04-2020
  • JamboWayOh 29 Apr 2020 16:12:56 19,306 posts
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    An EG ESSENTIAL!!
  • waggy79 29 Apr 2020 16:13:08 2,251 posts
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    Wow so pleased it turned out good.
  • JamboWayOh 29 Apr 2020 16:18:22 19,306 posts
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    I do wonder if I'll be completing this the insane amount of times I've completed SoR2?
  • Malek86 29 Apr 2020 16:22:49 10,090 posts
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    Not a fan of brawlers (think the last one I enjoyed was Fighting Force, like a million years ago), but I'll have to check it out after that review. It's on Game Pass anyway.
  • Dgzter 29 Apr 2020 16:40:01 3,209 posts
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    Really encouraged by the few early reviews now out. Definitely looking forward to it. HYPE!
  • Malek86 29 Apr 2020 17:43:36 10,090 posts
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    @MrAGSystems presumably because it comes out tomorrow. Not all games are made available on preorder.
  • JamboWayOh 29 Apr 2020 17:59:01 19,306 posts
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    To bring back an oldie, MY ASS TEMPS HAVE INCREASED.
  • TechnoHippy 29 Apr 2020 18:01:17 17,300 posts
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    On game pass you say? It would be rude not to give it a look.
  • AddyB- 29 Apr 2020 18:04:57 701 posts
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    Fucking pumped for this. SoR2 has been hammered by big Ads. Absolutely hammered.
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