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Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype?

Can Streets of Rage 4 live up to the fans expectations?

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Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

Streets Of Rage 4 is a game that many old-school gamers have wanted for over two decades. It is one of those games that we all wanted, but deep down never felt that we would get. Well, Sega has been going above and beyond with their fanservice in recent years and part of that is that they are finally bringing Streets Of Rage back with Streets Of Rage 4.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

Streets Of Rage The Begging!

Back in the 16 bit days one of the crown jewels of Sega’s crown was Streets Of Rage. The first game in the series was incredible and showed that the Genesis/Mega Drive could manage fine without Final Fight. Streets Of Rage 2 came along and still to this day is arguably the greatest scrolling beat em up of all time. Then came the third game which crammed so much stuff into a Genesis/Mega Drive cartridge it is unreal. It may not be quite as well remember as the second game, but Streets Of Rage 3 is still an incredible game.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

With three fantastic games released for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and two great ports for the 8-bit Master System and Game Gear. You would think that Streets Of Rage would have gone onto even bigger things. Well, that was not the case, Sega felt that the days of the scrolling beat em up were coming to an end and Streets Of Rage was left in the closet only to be seen when Sega would release a terrible plug and play system or a compilation.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

Streets Of Fighting Force

Streets Of Rage actually nearly came close to be given a 3D makeover in the 90’s. Interestingly a game called Fighting Force was originally going to be a new Streets Of Rage game for the Sega Saturn. The development team though, Core did not want to just release the game for the Sega Saturn. They wanted it on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64 as well! This, of course, was something Sega refused to do and as a result Fighting Force was born. Interestingly if you look at Fighting Force it is actually very easy to see how it could have been a Streets Of Rage game.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

24 Years Later!

The announcement for Streets Of Rage 4 came out of nowhere. What is really cool is that the game clearly is going to have that same 2D Streets Of Rage gameplay. However, the art style is very eye-catching. They have gone for a cell shaded style and it looks incredible. So far we have only really seen Blaze and Axel and both of them have never looked better.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

A Successful Reboot?

It is always a hard thing for a game company to do when it comes to rebooting and reinventing a series that people have strong nostalgic feelings for. Streets Of Rage 4 has some very, very big shoes to fill. There have been some reboots of series such as Killer Instinct, Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat and if you want to go back further, Metal Gear Solid that were able to keep the feeling of the past games, but reinvent them in a new fun and amazing style.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

Hopefully, that is what we are going to get with Streets Of Rage 4. Many people will put Streets Of Rage 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time together as the best beat em up of all time. Turtles In Time was actually rebooted back on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It looked great but lacked the fun, charm, and soul of the original. Streets Of Rage 4 will hopefully not be like that and be the sequel that we have all waited so long for.

Will Streets Of Rage 4 Live Up To The Hype

We have seen very little so far, but what we have seen looks great so make sure that Streets Of Rage 4 is on your radar.

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Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

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Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

2019 has already had some awesome released, but even more, great games are on the way. Here are just a few of the games due out in the coming months that need to be on your radar.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

Yoshi’s Wooly World was a fantastic game and this follow up looks to be taking things to the next level. The Yoshi series has always been about having fun and fun is what Yoshi’s Crafted World looks like. Hopefully, it will have as many collectibles as Wooly World did as I loved collecting all the different yarn Yoshi’s.

UPPERS

Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

There are not enough beat em up style games in the style of things like Final Fight or even a Power Stone. UPPERS though is a game that is bringing the beat em up back. Full of kick-butt action, crazy combos and a ton of attitude! UPPERS is one of the more underrated games that is due out this year. Make sure you take a closer look at this one.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

Full disclosure here I am not the biggest fan of The Division, but I know that a lot of people are super stoked for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. This is If you loved the open world RPG style action of the first game, you are no doubt going to be all in with the sequel.

Devil May Cry 5

Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

I thought that DMC was a great game…. Not joking I really did, but I did want something that would follow on from the excellent Devil May Cry 4. That is what Capcom is doing with Devil May Cry 5. The action looks slick and insane and that is exactly what you need in a Devil May Cry game.

Dead or Alive 6

Top 5 Must Buy Games March 2019

The Dead or Alive series is pretty awesome and while the fighting game genre is getting pretty overcrowded these days. Dead or Alive 6 is doing more than enough to make it stand out from the crowd. Dead or Alive 6 features a whole new game engine. This makes the game smoother, faster…… and bouncier than ever before. Seriously this game is just pure eye candy! The way the fighters display damage as the fight goes on is really cool. You cannot go wrong with the Dead or Alive series and this game looks to breathe some new life into the franchise.

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Nintendo Directs Big Games!

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Nintendo Directs Big Games!

February 13th was the first “real” Nintendo Direct in what felt like ages. There were some great games shown and today I want to talk about a few that really caught my attention.

The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening

Nintendo Directs Big Games!

There was a rumor that a new 2D Zelda game was going to be shown at this Nintendo Direct and the one that was shown did not disappoint. This is a remake of the GameBoy game, Link’s Awakening which was the follow on from Link to the Past. The game looks like a million bucks and Link has a real chibi look to him. The gameplay looks to keep the classic overhead Zelda style and that is awesome!

Super Mario Maker 2

Nintendo Directs Big Games!

While it was not the 3D Super Mario Maker that I was hopeful for, Super Mario Maker 2 looks to be a lot of fun. There are loads more things that you can use this time around such as slopes, new enemies, power-ups and so on. They have also included a bunch of stuff from Mario 3D World so it will be interesting to see how that translates into a 2D Mario game. What is crazy is that Super Mario Maker 2 is coming in June!

Astral Chain

Nintendo Directs Big Games!

Of all the games that were shown at this Nintendo Direct, it was Astral Chain that really blew me away. This is an action packed 3rd person action hack and slash game from the people at Platinum Games. It looks fantastic and like it is going to be a whole lot of fun. It features mechs, monsters, a robot dog, crazy fast combat and just a whole lot of over the top action that makes it look like one of the most interesting Switch games for 2019.

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Crackdown 3 Is Not The Great Exclusive We Hoped For

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Crackdown 3 Is Not The Great Exclusive We Hoped For

Crackdown 3 was supposed to be the first huge Xbox One exclusive of the year. It was the game that was going to show Xbox One fans that Xbox still has some awesome exclusive games just like the other two consoles do.

Crackdown 3 Is Not The Great Exclusive We Hoped For

In all honesty, a lot of people were very excited for Crackdown 3 and with good reason too. The trailers showcased a game that looked like it was a ton of fun and it even had Terry Crews in the trailer so that was awesome.

Now that the game is released though, many major gaming sites are not all that impressed. Over at both GameSpot and IGN, Crackdown 3 has been given the middle of the road average 5 out of 10 score. Both sites call the game underwhelming, rather boring and not all that great!

Crackdown 3 Is Not The Great Exclusive We Hoped For

On Metacritic, you can see that the game (as I write this) is sitting at a rating of 60 from game review scores and at a 4.0 from player review scores. Clearly, Crackdown 3 is a game that is disappointing a lot of people out there. It is kind of like what happened with Sea of Thieves. It was billed at this huge exclusive game that was going to be awesome, but then when it was released it was very underwhelming.

Crackdown 3 Is Not The Great Exclusive We Hoped For

Perhaps it can be turned around and have more fun elements put into it like was done with Sea of Thieves. The problem with that is while for Sea of Thieves players that has been great many people simply lost interest in the game and I have a feeling that Crackdown 3 could end up being the same.

This console generation Sony has been nailing it with the exclusives and of course, so have Nintendo. You have to wonder why Microsoft has found it so hard to compete in this regard?

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