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 .
Excerpt: When I first saw Double Dragon: Neon in previews, I really wasn't too excited about it. I enjoyed the original DD arcade games, but the NES entries didn't do much for me, and the usage of the name in a crappy movie and show many moons ago didn't exactly give me a rose-tinted look at its past before this. Everything on Neon showed that it had a Dreamcast-level of polygonal detail that disappointed me.
Excerpt: Well, after playing it, I realize that I was too harsh on the graphic style chosen and there's far more to it than I could've realized then (but more on that later). The core game is vintage Double Dragon greatness with a megaton blast of humor and homage to other games and '80s culture that had me laughing my ass off. It really started with the game's opening and just like before, there's the Road Avenger car in the garage – okay, they got that part right.
Excerpt: 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. By melding the iconic characters and traditional beat-'em-up structure from the original Double Dragon with an overhauled combat system that rewards precise defensive counters and clever skill manipulation, Neon...
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: Blast Factor: Double Dragon: Neon is well worth its $10.00 price tag. Underneath its 80s glam exterior, Neon’s leveling system, unlockable difficulties, challenging achievements, and “Bro-op” modes will keep players coming back for more. It’s understandable that Neon may appeal more to the NES generation than the PlayStation generation, but the over-the-top 80s references are only partly to blame. The biggest reason gamers in their late 20s and 30s may enjoy Neon more...