It looks like it has things like dodge cancel and ****, and from the company responsible for my favorite action game of all time, Godhand, I am expecting great things either way, but I am really hoping this has the feel of a legit old school beat em up in 3d.
"Please leave the room if this will offend you"- Budd Dwyer,
not close at all. your better off buyin streets of rage for $5, or sega ultimate collection for all 3 streets of rages. if your buyin this for the single player, DONT. it is f***in horrible and extremely dissapointing.
Which one is hot? A)Baking Soda, B)Lava, or C)Sea Turtle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iunm0CyVSf4
SIngle player plays nothing like an old-school beat-em-up, at all. Old school beat-em-ups have massive jumps in difficulty from Normal to Hard, like Streets of Rage 3. Hard mode SP in this game is just kill a ton of mindless enemies that almost never attack and when they do it's for low damage. Kill quite some in a row, and generally a stronger foe appears, but nothing too overwhelming. Accept a story mission, and you'll face a regular character with a ton of health and cheated reach on their strings. Then everything repeats. The enemies don't stop coming, ever. And they do nothing remotely menacing. In every level.
It's completely heart breaking, considering that the engine to do a fine single player beat-em-up IS there, but it's not utilized at all. If the single player mode was anything like Mad Survival online, the single player portion of this game had potential for greatness.
Power Stone 1 & 2 with online play - the dream will never die. Meanwhile, get a piece of reality with Anarchy Reigns!
Did you guys all play single player mode on easy, or something?
I think it's more like you're unfamiliar what some of Platinum's prior combat-based games (excluding MadWorld but including Vanquish) are like on Hard difficulty.
Or other challenging games for that matter.
Anarchy Reigns is still a cakewalk on Hard Mode; the fight vs. Durga and Garuda is probably the only one where you actually have to pay careful attention (and even then, the actual difficulty varies based on how dumb your CPU buddy chooses to be).