I've bought Streets of Rage 4 recently, which I'm sure many are already typing "Streets of Rage 4 isn't retro!" and don't worry, the thread won't be about this newer title, but the thing is, I grew up with the Streets of Rage trilogy and loved 'em to death, especially the 2nd installment, and then I thought... damn, I actually grew up with a ton of titles from this genre, it was all over the place! It seems that for licensed video games especially, it would either be a platformer, and if it wasn't, it'd be a beat 'em up, so the home console market at the time had tons to choose from, and the arcade also, most major characters had one at a point.
I'm trying out many of those, as I think just going through the Streets of Rage trilogy as I wait is a move that could make the revisit a little less of a treat, I want Streets of Rage 4 to be my 1st time into the series after years, to feel brand new as I learn everything from scratch. Anyways, I'm sort of finally getting back into the genre, and it's so unique, a lot of them are quite difficult, but not in the traditional sense, most "difficult" titles a lot of people struggle with can be simple if you just keep a cool head and plan out your moves in advance... but here? You just have to keep going, it doesn't ever stop. It's really something else...
>How do you feel about beat 'em ups as a whole?
>Did you always play them or got into it recently?
>Do you have any particular special memory still?
>What's your favorite beat 'em up of all and why?