Ya'll ready to return to the streets?
Streets of Rage 4 announced.
This game's being worked on by the Streets of Fury EX team. You might remember the Quick Look with Dan and Jason. They've improved SoFEX a ton since then, and I trust them when it comes to building a beat 'em up. Hoping the duders can take another look at it during UPF or a playdate or somethin'.
It's also being worked on by the Wonder Boy remake peeps, which I haven't played yet but I've heard good things about.
Pretty wild how it's three French studios working on this game, huh!
Really dislike the artstyle. It's a shitty thing to say, but it honestly looks like a Newgrounds flash game. I'm not saying you can't make a 2D game with great looking hand drawn art, but this looks cartoony in a way that makes me think of 2000s flash animation.
@sanj: Yeah, the music in the trailer doesn't feel at all like Streets of Rage. If they can't get the original composer, maybe at least the Sonic Mania people could do something similar enough, there were some 90s rave vibes in that soundtrack. Or they just ask Jeff Minter for licensing suggestions.
Really needs that thumpy TX81Z "LatelyBass", TR727 or 909 drums and the alpha juno "hoover sound" to sound right.
@sanj: Comparing it to Newgrounds flash games was dumb, I take that back. This obviously has loads more detail put into than any free browser game would have. I just think it has such a generic cartoony look to it that reminds me of a lot of that stuff.
Fight'N Rage very quickly became my go to brawler, The TakeOver is a nice homage to SoF but there's a stiffness to the classic gameplay which i think they should try to overcome with this new game, without losing what makes SoF so beloved.
Not a fan of the art style, but it's not like Sega were doing anything with it.
Hope Axel appears in Tekken 7.
I appreciate that Lizardcube are bringing their talents to different games. "Flash" my ass, like the Skullgirls or the Cuphead devs these people do some proper traditional animation.
I have no personal history with Streets of Rage, but I'm up for another beat 'em up.
No Adam? He was my favourite as a kid, that's really shitty. A black cop doing a flying kick in motorcycle leathers was pretty much the coolest thing ever to four-year-old me. Blaze and Axel are cool, but we all love our mains most of all. This wouldn't bother me if the game wasn't clearly harking back to the first game, which is the only one Adam was playable in. Ah well.
I love the art style, personally. Reminds me of Street Fighter artwork a little.
@nutter: It looks vastly better than I could've anticipated, so I will count its blessings. Blaze it is, then, in that embarrassing getup!
About the music: everyone knows the old shit was the best, but that was then. I am glad they're not trying to emulate it and are going for a different sound that matches its new look pretty well.
@brunothethird: I was an Adam guy in Streets of Rage 1. I want to say I was manily Blaze after that.
I was playing Streets of Rage recently, and yeah, that music is pretty great. I do not expect them to come close to touching that...that’s too high a bar and setting myself up for disappointment.
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