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 shortcomings.
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. Which probably has more of an emotional response to modern day men than a princess does. Only to find the kidnapper is our brother. The horror! The shock!
Excerpt: Too many of the several thousand reboots and homages sent out into the market seem to go out of their way to impress upon everyone how much serious god damn business it is to celebrate the achievements of yesteryear.
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: 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! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: As the medium of video games grows older, we are now reaching the oh-so-seminal quarter-century milestones of many classic series. Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda , and Metal Gear all recently celebrated their 25th birthdays, and this year another classic series joins the club: Double Dragon .