Hi Dtoiders, welcome back for part two of my own list of games I'd love to see getting a sequel in their classic old style. First of all, I wanted to thank all the people who read and commented part one, I got a great response and I hope you keep enjoying this!
Of course, don't forget that the opinions stated here are mine and I'm sure some of you will disagree but that's cool and you know you can always write your own views and share it with us all.
ok, now we're all set to go on with...
Number 2: FINAL FIGHT
Weapons come in handy in many occasions. C'mon,you Andre the Giant look-alike!
Back in the day, the whole sidescrolling beat 'em up genre was kicking and there were lots of fantastic titles to enjoy, like Knights of the Round, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs and many more. But Final Fight really stands up as the
classic, the one that brought this genre one step forward Double Dragon and introduced us to all the great arcade titles that dominated in the early 90s. The plot revolves around a kidnapped girl (oh, how original!)named Jessica and three men: first is Cody, Jessica's boyfriend, then we have Guy who's a ninja and a friend of Cody's and suspiciously agrees to go fight the bad guys to save his friend's fiancee...I smell some three-way romance complications here! Finally we have Haggar the Mayor of Metro City. Lame you say? Well, maybe you're thinking about today's politicians: Haggar is a former pro-wrestler, big, muscular, powerful and since Jessica is his daughter he is also really pissed off!
You can play as one of these three guys and you'll start from the streets of Metro City with the best investigation method there is: kick ass and take names! Beside the basic actions, like walk, jump and attack, there are some nice special attacks you can unleash pressing both buttons together at the same time but be careful as they take some of your energy away. Each carachter has his own moves and there are some very nice ones, like Haggar's piledriver, which are really powerful and fun to perform.
Here's a little treat for you: with all the fuss going on about Mr. Destructoid being removed from some game, I envisioned him in a Final Fight "retro sequel". Please note that it's just a quick copy and paste made by a guy who barely knows the basics of Photoshop, so no complaints!
Mr. Destructoid is in a great game!And he seems quite happy too!
Why it's on the list:
the whole genre is now practically gone sadly, but I still love these kind of games. Final Fight would be a great choice for a retro sequel with enhanced gameplay techniques, more stages and (something every old title would need) a decent save system. Weapons and movesets should be improved too and I'd like to see more interaction with the environment: why just smash barrels when you could grab a guy and slam him on that door on the baground, breaking it - and probably him too - ? Capcom production studio 8 tried to make a sequel in 2007 (2006 in the US) named Final Fight Streetwise
for Xbox and PS2 but they made it in 3D and, as you may guess, it sucks! They should know by now that the transition from 2D to 3D isn't easy and sometimes it just doesn't work. So this time do it Capcom, and do it the right way!