Streets of Rage 4 is a new entry in the classic arcade fighting series. Boasting a new developer, familiar characters and beautiful sense of style, can it stand alongside the classics that inspired it?
Reviving a classic is never easy. Franchises like Streets of Rage descend from a different era, a time where game mechanics and storytelling principles were far more straightforward and lacking in nuance. You walked forward, obliterating everyone in your path, occasionally stopping to eat a roast chicken off the ground before marching onward. PSA: Don’t eat chicken you find on the floor.
Simplicity aside, the core ideas of Streets of Rage have aged beautifully.
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