Are You Buying The Double Dragon Remake?

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#1 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

I'm sure alot of people haven't heard about Double Dragon Neon. Its a downloadable game that's coming out this Tuesday. Me personally I don't know what to think about this remake. The game looks dated, the animations are stiff and the combat looks sluggish. But if this game gets a decent reception I might check it out. It might turnout to be alot more fun then it looks.

#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18942 posts) -

I'll probably wait and see some reviews before I get it. Got the first Double Dragon when it come out on XBLA, played it once, and never played it again.

#3 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Ill get the demo and go from there.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

There's a Double Dragon remake?

#5 Posted by HadesTimes (804 posts) -

No, I don't think so. Everything I've seen has lead me to believe it will be horrible.

#6 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

@HadesTimes said:

No, I don't think so. Everything I've seen has lead me to believe it will be horrible.

Yep and its coming out in a couple of days.

#7 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

I wonder if GB will do a quicklook of this game.

#8 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2486 posts) -

I would rather see a remake of Cabal personally.

I did like Double Dragon, but this just makes me want to play the original again.

#9 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

is it arcade perfect?

#10 Posted by WMoyer83 (633 posts) -

Maybe.

Gives me hope that there will be a BattleToads remake.

#11 Posted by fugie7 (1109 posts) -

I'll get the demo of it first. then go on there.

#12 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3789 posts) -

I love beat 'em ups but this game looks awful to me. The graphics, gameplay, everything. Can't believe its Way Forward. A lot of people are excited for it too. I don't get it.

#13 Posted by CornBREDX (5051 posts) -

No. It looks awful.

#14 Posted by sodacat (214 posts) -

I was going to, but now I don't have to. Yay PS+

The game looks like it'll be fun to play, but hooboy that aesthetic. Ironically it's being added to PS+ the same day as Scott Pilgrim, which is a game that looks (and sounds) gorgeous, but is a chore to play until you grind out all your moves (bit of trivia, the devs didn't want to have unlocking moves in the game, but Ubi mandated an XP system, so they had to add it in).

#15 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Looks like shit. Just give me Double Dragon 2 so I can steal my partner's health/lives/whatever the fuck it was we did.

#16 Edited by falserelic (5399 posts) -

Here's a vid if people want to know alittle history of Double Dragon. Btw...1:29 that kick looks ridiculous.

#17 Posted by csl316 (8369 posts) -
@ArtisanBreads
I love beat 'em ups but this game looks awful to me. The graphics, gameplay, everything. Can't believe its Way Forward. A lot of people are excited for it too. I don't get it.
Same. I love Wayforward but it doesn't look all that exciting. I'll wait on reviews and give the trial a shot.
#18 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Nah. Double Dragon already has a long history of awful console ports and I highly doubt this one is going to buck that trend.

#19 Posted by BonOrbitz (2182 posts) -

I have River City Ransom and Double Dragon 2 on VC, Final Fight and Scott Pilgrim on Xbox, and Streets of Rage Remix on PC to scratch that brawler itch. Like the OP said, I think the animations and movement look sluggish, but DD has always been that way. The visuals and gameplay don't look bad to me and definitely have that retro 80s vibe.

#20 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Long answer short : no.

#21 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

I'm surprise that the old-school DD fans are so excited for it. If I was a long time fan, I would have been expecting better for the remake.

#22 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

Here's a review of Double Dragon Neon.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/10/double-dragon-neon-review/

Double Dragon Neon is a fantastic game, one that's carried on a simple premise: it's fun to punch stuff. Admittedly the activity could get stale over time, but that concern is alleviated here through diversity, namely a stable of consistently different enemies waiting to jump in and challenge Jimmy and Billy. Meanwhile the pursuit of upgrading tapes to customize attributes and special attacks keeps Double Dragon Neon from being a button-mashing bore.

That's what the reviewer thought about the game overall. Still I need to see a few more reviews. In order for me to decide if buying this game will be worth it.

#23 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2274 posts) -

I'll try the demo thats for sure. It looks like complete shit, however the Joystiq review said even with its crappy art style and animations its still a very fun game.

#24 Edited by falserelic (5399 posts) -

I'll try the demo first aswell. If it somehow turnout to be alot fun. Then I might go ahead and buy it.

#25 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

PS+ means I'll be getting this, right off. woop.

#26 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

Well aleast you PSN plus guys get to play the game for free.

#27 Posted by Opus (148 posts) -

Normally, no, but as already stated it'll be available for free to Playstation Plus subscribers, so why not? Maybe outside of the visual style they'll capture the spirit of the original double dragon and it'll prove to be a hidden gem.

Nothing to lose but a little time.

#28 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

@Opus said:

Normally, no, but as already stated it'll be available for free to Playstation Plus subscribers, so why not? Maybe outside of the visual style they'll capture the spirit of the original double dragon and it'll prove to be a hidden gem.

Nothing to lose but a little time.

True, its worth a try.

#29 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2274 posts) -

Its sad that the little easter egg game in The Warrior's is probably more fun than this game will be, and that was just a small bonus for beating the game.

And yet the XBLA Warriors game that came out that tried to flesh out that idea turned out to be utter shit.

Seriously, just release the gameboy advance version of Double Dragon, add in some new stuff, and you'll make more money than this remake could ever get.

#30 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

Its sad that the little easter egg game in The Warrior's is probably more fun than this game will be, and that was just a small bonus for beating the game.

And yet the XBLA Warriors game that came out that tried to flesh out that idea turned out to be utter shit.

Seriously, just release the gameboy advance version of Double Dragon, add in some new stuff, and you'll make more money than this remake could ever get.

It is pretty sad. But then again the game could be worth while and surprise everyone. But tomorrow we all will find out how this game will do.

#31 Posted by Opus (148 posts) -

@falserelic: I think it's retailing for $15(?) so if the demo does appeal to you, you may be better off getting three months of Playstation Plus, sure you'll lose access to the game in three months, but it'll only take a few hours to see all it has to offer, then you get to mess around with all of the other free games when you have time to kill.

#32 Posted by punkxblaze (2968 posts) -

Looks like an ass game, and as two wise men taught us many years ago:

JUST SAY NO TO ASS GAMES.

#33 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

It's free for PS+ members so I'll get it from there.

Otherwise I had no plans of buying it.

#34 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

no need i still have super double dragon on the snes and it's pretty much the same thing

#35 Posted by csl316 (8369 posts) -

Free for PS+? That's quite alright.

#36 Posted by GeneralZod37 (260 posts) -

No, but for personal reasons. I really dun like one of the developers.

#37 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

I was at Pax East and was meaning to check that game out. As a big Double Dragon fan, it seems like a no-brainer for me, but I do want to see some reviews first.

#38 Posted by Slag (4225 posts) -

No.

Looks sluggish, janky and lame.

Double dragon pretty much only has had one good game in the entire series.

#39 Posted by WilliamHenry (1202 posts) -

@WMoyer83 said:

Maybe.

Gives me hope that there will be a BattleToads remake.

Now theres an idea.

#40 Posted by Zleunamme (655 posts) -

No unless the brothers are voiced by Scott Wolf and that Asian guy from that 90s smash hit, Double Dragon movie.

#41 Posted by Solh0und (1764 posts) -

While it is a plus freebie, I still don't think it looks good.

I have so many beat em ups already such as X-men, Guardian Heroes,and Castle Crashers.

#42 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

I wouldn't buy it but it's going on Plus for free so I'll play it.

#43 Posted by Dimsey (950 posts) -

Gonna try the trial, ain't no harm in that.

But yeah, doesn't look terrific.

#44 Posted by phantomzxro (1571 posts) -

My gut screams hell no which i'm sure will result in me passing on it. Everything I've seen from the game looks terrible and the neon 80s style does not really work besides maybe the music. It seems like they doubled down on the new ninja turtle downloadable game art style and made it look worse and play worse.

#45 Posted by Shaunage (698 posts) -

Ugh, no. Every time they release this game they make it look worse.

#46 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3161 posts) -

The arcade beat'em up I've always been weary of since dropping money on X-men and TMNT: Turtles in Time since they forgot what made these arcade beat-em great, losing your quarters. Max continues and no challenges literally broke this genre for me cause you can easily beat these game in less than 45 minutes. Two games which did a pretty decent job to fix this was the Scott Pilgrim game by having a set number of continues while also allowing you to level up your character giving you a reason to keep on playing after you lost. I also thought the downloadable Final Fight: Double Impact game was pretty decent cause of the in game challenges it gave players. Well heard this game is free on PSN Plus so definitely going to give this a try, making me not regret buying plus as this along with the Simpsons Arcade are two beat'em up I didn't have to shell any cash for.

#47 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

I had bought Final Fight: Double Impact months ago. I was hoping it came with the whole trilogy. Instead we got the original Final Fight and Magic Sword.

#48 Edited by falserelic (5399 posts) -

Well the review for Game Informer came in, its got a 8.25

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/double_dragon_neon/b/ps3/archive/2012/09/11/double-dragon-neon-review-the-lee-brothers-rescue-marian-and-their-dusty-franchise.aspx

  • Concept:This is not a remake of the classic Double Dragon arcade game. It’s an all-new take with several references to the series and other classic brawlers
  • Graphics:he hand-drawn look blends with polygonal character models to great effect. I only wish the Abobos’ heads were a little more oversized
  • Sound:The amazing soundtrack touches on practically every ‘80s genre and reimagines several Double Dragon classics
  • Playability:I miss knee and elbow grapple attacks, but the mixtape system adds a new level of combat variety
  • Entertainment:You can tell Neon was created with love for the original games. While brief, the campaign is brimming with nostalgia and laugh-out-loud moments
  • Replay:Moderate

This is the second positive review. Also the game is about 2 hours plus long.

#49 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

They need to remake Final Fight on the Street Fighter 4 engine.

#50 Posted by falserelic (5399 posts) -

@ComradeKhan said:

They need to remake Final Fight on the Street Fighter 4 engine.

A remake of Final Fight would be cool. They should take the best aspects of the series, and try to put it into one game. I want the graphics to look good, and the animations to be smooth.

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