Reviews and Problems with Final Fight: Double Impact
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Final Fight Double Impact
7 May 2010
Summary: Final Fight Double Impact brings together the original Final Fight and Magic Sword arcade games - not two Final Fight s as the title implies. Both come with online multiplayer and an in-game arcade motif that comes closer than ever to visually recreating an arcade cabinet on-screen. Now, Capcom’s legendary beat-em-up makes its 360 debut, as does Magic Sword, a lesser-known hack-and-slash game akin to the Ghouls ‘n Goblins series with a bit of platforming thrown in.
Conclusion: Final Fight: Double Impact is a very good port of two classic games by Capcom for next gen consoles. The added online feature lets you play with the world is a welcome addition to the original game. The graphics and music are old school and are preserved through the transitioning of these titles to next generation platforms. The lack of a harder difficulty and the unlimited continues makes the game a bit easier then it would have been if you played it back on the arcade.
Pros: Final Fight remains an immensely satisfying brawler, Magic Sword is a fun, fast-paced side-scrolling action game, Authentic arcade presentation, Smart implementation of challenges adds goals and replay value
Cons: Outdated gameplay and visuals, It only takes an hour or two to complete both games
Summary: In Final Fight: Double Impact, two Capcom arcade classics are repackaged together with a host of extras, options and a heaping dose of nostalgia. There may not be much "new" content here, but there's still plenty to keep retro game fans occupied for hours.
Pros: Two complete Capcom classics at one low price, Tons of options and bonus material, Drop-in online multiplayer
Cons: Can't pause an online game, Both games are rather short, No truly new material
Conclusion: For those with fond memories of whittling time and money away in the arcades, Final Fight Double Impact is well worth a look. The rest of the world will still find something to enjoy, as even though these offerings have aged to the point where few teenagers will look twice, there’s still a good deal of charm that exudes as you punch, spin and slash your way to victory – just don’t expect it to last for longer than a few hours.
Excerpt: Some classic games are best left in the past, never to be heard from again. The pair of side-scrolling action titles in Capcom’s Final Fight: Double Impact are not that type of game at all; with this downloadable double pack, old-school fans will love to revisit Final Fight and Magic Sword , and newcomers will get a glimpse of early-90s awesomeness without the usual downers associated with arcade cabinets, and with some added features for the online gaming era.