Excerpt: Over 25 years ago, the gaming world was introduced to an arcade beat-em-up called Double Dragon. It was a simple premise. Gang kidnaps girl, two guys go out and beat up all the gang members to rescue her.
Excerpt: In its genre, Double Dragon is one of the most influential games. As one of the earliest examples, it was one of the pioneers of co-op games, and the first game in its genre to have such a feature.
Excerpt: 25 years ago the original Double Dragon was released in arcades and became a commercial success. The game was eventually released on home consoles, went on to spawn multiple sequels, and influenced many a side-scrolling beat ’em up to come.
Excerpt: Double Dragon was a pivotal video game franchise years ago, and it embodied all of the ‘80s flair that was so prominent at the time. Decades later, Double Dragon: Neon marks the return of the series, and the return of that same ‘80s style that was so cherished all those years ago.
Conclusion: Double Dragon Neon is a good update to the arcade classic precisely because it's not handcuffed to what the original started. By shifting the tone from serious to crazy and making the combat system rewarding for the most dedicated players, this is a beat-'em-up that fits alongside modern games.
Pros: Goofy atmosphere with amusing jokes, Defensive mechanics reward skilled players, Passive and special abilities allow for smart customization.
Cons: Tedious grinding in harder difficulties, No online co-op.
Summary: What would a magical skeleton want with an ordinary woman? The answer isn't important (and is most likely pretty gross), but the rescue mission that follows this kidnapping sure is fun. Double Dragon Neon is a smart update to the arcade classic from decades ago.
Pros: Goofy atmosphere with amusing jokes, Defensive mechanics reward skilled players, Passive and special abilities allow for smart customization
Cons: Tedious grinding in harder difficulties, No online co-op
The Lee Brothers Rescue Marian And Their Dusty Franchise
11 September 2012
Conclusion: Concept: This is not a remake of the classic Double Dragon arcade game. It’s an all-new take with several references to the series and other classic brawlers
Graphics: he hand-drawn look blends with polygonal character models to great effect.
Análisis de Double Dragon: Neon para PS3 y Xbox 360
9 February 2015
Excerpt: ¿Quién no ha jugado alguna vez al clásico Double Dragon o, al menos, a algún Beat'em up de desplazamiento lateral del mismo estilo? Los chicos de WayForward saben que son muchos los que añoran esa dulce etapa de finales de los 80, de horas y horas frente a las máquinas arcade en los salones...