Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

Raph4

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this summer from Modus Games.


 
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Jeneki

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Double Dragon character designs used to be influenced by Fist of the North Star. We've basically reached the point where the series is a self-parody.

Also noticing mission selection and money/shops (gotta have grinding so the newbies feel like they "got enough hours" lol). Hope there's a traditional mode that skips all that nonsense, but whatever.
 

LoneSage

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Mao bless Technos. It's too bad the DD games, and any game they made for that matter, never found a way to keep up with the times past the NES era (inb4 The Kid mentions Double Dragon Advance, which came out 10...no, 20 years ago, FUCK).

Did you guys like DD Neon? Wonder what Wayforward is up to nowadays.

Jeneki is right about the FOTNS influence, which was very obvious in DD Advance. The PC-Engine DD had cutscenes where Billy Lee looked straight up like Kenshiro.
 

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Did you guys like DD Neon? Wonder what Wayforward is up to nowadays.
I put quite a few hours into that, but it didn't really feel like Double Dragon at all. I know some guys who loved the shit out of it though.
 

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I'm interested but not sure I'm feeling the art direction.
 
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Ugh, that art style is terrible, cutesy bullshit. Double Dragon should look badass like an 80s B movie or anime, that looks like it's for 5 year olds.

People who weren't there for it, I feel like they mistake "retro" for childish. When it was anything but - even with crude gfx, we knew the vibe of what we were getting. Double Dragon was never cute or childish - it was gritty and mean.
 

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People who weren't there for it, I feel like they mistake "retro" for childish. When it was anything but - even with crude gfx, we knew the vibe of what we were getting. Double Dragon was never cute or childish - it was gritty and mean.
Yup, that's the reason the cover art and manuals had such kick ass art.
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That's what DD should look like.
 

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Doesn't look terrible, Arc System publishing. Never heard of Modus games, their catalog looks pretty generic.
 

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Looks like it would make a decent mobile game. Full price console release seems a little overconfident.

Besides the questionable art direction, the voice acting is obnoxious.
 

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Besides the questionable art direction, the voice acting is obnoxious.
Definitely a "try it if it's free on PlayStation Plus" kinda game, or at the very least pick it up when it's heavily discounted if it reviews well. Yeah, I hope that can be turned off.
 

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People who weren't there for it, I feel like they mistake "retro" for childish. When it was anything but - even with crude gfx, we knew the vibe of what we were getting. Double Dragon was never cute or childish - it was gritty and mean.
What about battle toads and double dragon.
 

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lol they transformed the MATIN garage sign into a character. What's next, a top hat wearing englishman with a tear tattoo for the English Tea R. sign?

The art is cool but doesn't match the source material IMO. Even the weird Naxat PC Engine port understood the HNK inspiration and brought it over to the anime cutscenes.
 

GutsDozer

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It's a weird style. Like a cross between River City Ransom and Mighty Final Fight.
 

roker

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Just awful on the art style and presentation, maybe gameplay will save it.

Neon was ok, but didn't really feel like Double Dragon.

Double Dragon Advance was great.

The series has been dead for a long time.
 
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