Double Dragon: Neon Review: Mullets and High Fives All Day Long
20 February 2014
Excerpt: Double Dragon: Neon originally launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2012. The game wasn’t perfect, nor was it for everyone. That said, it effortlessly captured the spirit of the ’80s and offered mind-gushingly joyous beat ‘em up action to the point that it was easy to overlook its...
Excerpt: Double Dragon was a shocking game in its day (in the year of our Lord 1987). We fight through hordes of bad guys to rescue our girlfriend. The female characters had graduates from being princesses to just girlfriends.
Excerpt: I don’t care what everyone tells you; the 80’s sucked. As decades go, very little of worth came from that period and what did -- yuppie pony tails, huge shoulder pads on cardigans, the new romantic music revolution -- can just go to hell and die.
Conclusion: If you want a cheap fun game to play through quickly or you want a fun old school feeling game to play with a friend then this is definitely worth checking out and if you haven’t played another Double Dragon game before this one may be a good way to start out.
Summary: Last year around this time I was raving about WayForward's brilliant BloodRayne: Betrayal, a fresh take on an otherwise middling action franchise. I loved it, but was shocked to discover that many of my fellow critics hated every second of it.
Summary: Double Dragon: Neon is either another must-own game from WayForward or the worst game of the year; it all depends on who you ask. Despite the lack of online play and a few repetitive moments, I was won over by Neon's charm. The 1980s are alive and well in WayForward's newest game!