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Tokyo Beat Down

#1 sibylla   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   13 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:35 AM

Tokyo Beat Down wears its intentions on two very blood-stained sleeves. This tiny DS cartridge has a serious attitude that instantly infected the office. Even Atlus threatened to beat us up depending on the outcome of this review.

The game leads through the familiar ground of a faded genre with two solid fists of justice. There’s an instant nostalgia at play, and an easy comparison to titles like Streets of Rage or Double Dragon. So seasoned gamers can anticipate punching and kicking a path through the typical foes of that genre. Expect to encounter skinny thugs, fat thugs, skinny thugs with guns, and fat thugs with pipes along the way. This pattern is broken up by mafioso-type villains and a very aggravating character that tosses Molotov cocktails – thanks for that one by the way, Success. It all works on a sliding scale that invites gamers in and eventually has them furiously shaking the DS as the difficulty continues to climb. But this certainly isn’t the whole story.


#2 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5275 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:58 PM

This seems like a nice game, wish Atlus would beat up the other online review sites since they gave this game a rather low score.