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[PC] [ONE] [PS4] [SW] Streets of Rage 4

Unread postby Mike T. » 27 Aug 2018 15:43

https://www.streets4rage.com/

Reveal Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bgPefCyfA

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Unread postby icycalm » 27 Aug 2018 15:52

The intro was in good taste, but I am not sold on the play footage, from either aesthetic or mechanical perspectives. It only shows a couple seconds of it though, so I would need to see more.
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Unread postby icycalm » 06 Dec 2019 05:06

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Behind The Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF-rMNY0fBk

This is the greatest developer video I have ever seen, an entire universe away from the "rogue-lite" "soulslike" "metroidvania" "with RPG aspects" buzzword-collecting toxic attitude of "indie" garbage peddlers. I rarely pay attention to developer interviews or "behind the scenes" videos, because most developers function unconsciously and can barely understand why they do the things they do, let alone explain them to anyone. But this guy has a clinical understanding of every facet of game development, from the art, the music, the mechanics, pacing, how to deal with sequels or fan expectations, iteration... It's incredible. He gives a complete course in game design in a few minutes. (Retro game design at any rate, obviously we are not talking about Star Citizen or Humankind here.)

Another point to note is that all the composers are Japanese. It's not like the usual case where a Western dev hires Yuzo Koshiro for one track, and all the rest are made by Westerners. Watch the video below to get an idea of how much thought has gone into the music.

Behind the Tracks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-1e1cbiKpg

Another is the quality and variety of the stages, now that they have shown many of them. They are fantastic and definitely attractive enough to make the clear worth going for. But what really seals the deal is the animations that are fighting-game worthy. The biggest tell is how the protagonist's fist flames up into the 4 in all the trailers. That's such a slick, gorgeous effect that only a real master could conceive, let alone execute. And of course the advanced mechanics with all the bouncing of enemies etc. shine in all the trailers. These guys have top-level talent and the director knows exactly what he's doing and could teach a university course on it. If this game somehow fails it will be extraordinary. It will probably be the best 2D beat 'em up since the '90s. Which, on the one hand, isn't exactly a tall order because I can't name a single modern game in the genre worth a crap, but for precisely that reason maybe it is a tall order, since no one has achieved it in decades.

P.S. Yeah, some of the characters' faces could use work, especially the ladies', but hey, Western artists, whatcha gonna do about it. Axel at least looks good, and otherwise the character design is on point, so I am not gonna be too fussy here. I am very happy with the game's look, and was pleasantly surprised by some details while checking out the videos, like the shirtless bro fighting with his hands in his pockets and so on. Lots of thought has gone into this. The animations of the guitar chick are downright inspired and you can't even make our her face during the action. (Check the Gamescom play footage linked at the bottom.)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9858 ... of_Rage_4/

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The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat ‘em up known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack.

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An iconic series like Streets of Rage got its iconic characters: Axel, Blaze and other veterans reunited to clean up the streets. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force.

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Streets of Rage 4 will be the first entry to the core series in 25 years, standing as Axel and Blaze’s glorious return to serving up side-scrolling beatdowns. With lush hand-drawn animations, new combat abilities, and fresh tracks from an amazing team of composers, Streets of Rage 4 will be a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore.

The series is known for its electronic dance influenced music around the world. The soundtrack of Streets of Rage 4 is handled by an all-star line-up of musicians like Yuzō Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima, Yoko Shimomura, Hideki Naganuma, Keiji Yamagishi and many more whom will create new amazing tracks for this new episode of the Streets of Rage series.

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● The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
● Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
● Gang up with a pal or clean up the city solo.
● Classic gameplay enhanced with brand-new mechanics.
● Soundtrack by a wide all-star line up of world-class musicians.
● Braised chicken everywhere.


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Gameplay Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdsCVmrfrjI

Cherry Hunter (Gamescom 2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTZajRoULlQ

7 Minutes of Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay - Gamescom 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJpdT5KBNDQ

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Unread postby icycalm » 12 Dec 2019 04:33

Fourth character revealed.

Adam Hunter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VwdCxjH7o8

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Trailer includes great new music track. Also, I think there's space left between the four characters in the updated title screen for a fifth unveil. Probably Asian.

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Then again maybe not. Maybe they want the number of characters to be the same as the title number.
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