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1Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Streets Of Rage 4 Wed May 20, 2020 2:34 am

TaiTsurugi

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I bought it a couple of days ago,it's really good. I never played any of the Streets of Rage (this got me interested in the series tho, so I bought the steam ports of 1 and 2) so didn't went with any kind of fan expectactions and I have to say it's a really solid beat em up. It's a bit too long, almost 2 hour to finish a run, but mechanics and general design are good. It does a lot of little things to try and modernize the genre, but does it smartly. It has a campaign mode where the game save after each level so the more casual audience can play strees free and then it has arcade mode that forces you to 1CC. Moreover the campaign mode is also relevant for the more hardcores as it pretty much works a score chaser mode with a pretty solid scoring system. So yeah,  an "old school" game  that actually does accessibility right instead of just dumbing down the experience. Other that that it fixes one my main gripes with the genre by making enemies wall bounce instead of disappearing outside of the screen and wasting your time.

Mechanics wise, for what I can see, it's similar to SoR 2 with basic strings, blitz attacks and directional specials, plus a super. One cool thing is that specials don't run on meter but instead spend some of your hp, you can then hit stuff to regain it so you can be pretty liberal with them if you know what you are doing.

One flaws is that movement speed is generally slow and only some character can run or dash, but considering how the levels are paced is not a big deal and you can also use some of the specials as movement options.

If any of you has it on Steam hit me up for some co-op.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWlmU4vDpbsx6v7TMfgtyQ?

2Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:24 am

andthenweplay

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I wish I knew you played this on Steam when it first came out and I would have purchased it for that platform.

I am a huge beat-em up fan ever since I was 4 or 5 in the arcades with Final Fight. Streets of Rage 2 in particular is a game I hold pretty dear so Streets of Rage 4 was a day one purchase for me on both Switch and Ps4.

Not sure if anyone is still playing Streets of Rage 4 but I a totally down for some co-op on either Switch or Ps4. Heck I am even up for comparing ranks and scores if anyone is down for some high score chasing for solo play.

3Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:17 am

TaiTsurugi

TaiTsurugi
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After I'm done with Uni and have some free time again I may do some score run. Having some competition and comparing score would be really cool, especially 'cause I usually never play this game for score only for 1CCs and general survival.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWlmU4vDpbsx6v7TMfgtyQ?

4Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 am

andthenweplay

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I would think doing a 1CC or one life would be a pretty different style of play to getting high scores. I usually do Arcade mode runs so you only have one credit in that mode as is. But high score runs would require a deeper mastery of the level design, enemy placement. Plus you get extra scores for not using your Star Power which kind of sucks because that can be a core mechanic of the game

5Streets Of Rage 4 Empty amazing blaze Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:19 pm

Zenyn

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Getting this for Switch retail, order put down. Don't have certain expectations, ready to freewill.

Know the originals from youth. Played original Rage on SEGA Game Gear and later the Mega Drive primes with some fat kid, urg, I mean obese classmate. Pardon my 90s upbringing.

I don't adhere too strongly to any game, all have there strenghts. I get why most are hype about Rage 2. More than solid. But I dig maybe 3 the most. The music went very experimental and wouldn't please anymore. (check out M00N or Shinobi Reverse) JP or NA variant? Both: SEGA Vintage Collection. JP has cooler costume colours and bare lady legs, NA has more bite in default difficulty.

6Streets Of Rage 4 Empty street of rage-quit Wed May 05, 2021 12:17 pm

Zenyn

Zenyn
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Bopped through Hard on my first go->go->go->, which is the modern kids Normal. Much fun!
Looks like a cartoon show that never happened, and the music is very funky. I love when the music switches up when the brawl intensifies with more goons. Wise to keep the sound fx from the series for the all-more satisfying smacking. Just neat dicovering how to prolong the hit counter when on the way to the next brawl and keeping these sweet points for emphasis (thrash that can, destroy the obsolete phone booth! The punks are fighting the law, let them!). There's something to be said when Western devs can emulate an near 30 years SEGA title! For pro and con. I'm real glad it's made so well and gets an audience. Something that can't be said for Shinobi 3DS. Out of the shadows on big screens, not going budget on handheld.

And there's DLC coming up. If the price is right I might indulge in some digital only.

Zenyn

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Playing back with the 16-bit games ( Vintage Collection, not the sprite characters in 4 ) I notice how I use weapons in the old ways and how I try to ignore them where I can in 4. The knife for the quickness, and the pipe for the range. While in 4 I'm discouraged by what I feel is messy next to the hand-to-hand. It seems so slow that it's close to be sure I get japped and snapped. The floors are often littered with stuff I'm not keen to use. Navigating around this and not having the counter broken, I wonder if it was part of the design process.

I like how it is now possible to pick the icon for the food in the menu. The default is same as they were back then. Apple an' chicken. But this being down the road and how alternate ways of food consumption developed, it's just neat. I changed to onigiri and what seems to be a veggie gyro. Eat fresh. Uh, I mean, become invincible, and pick up the food only for the extra points it will grant. Yeah, that's better.

8Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:03 pm

Infinity_Divide

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Been playing this a lot, I really love it. Played every difficulty and beat Mania last night, will probably go through and use other characters(I basically just used Axel exclusively).

I’ve seen a lot of complaints about(lack of) mobility in this and I just don’t agree. Even on Mania it’s fair, you just have to use your offense smartly, and even Axel has his air special which is amazing. It may sound weird, but I feel like at some point, action games became obsessed with iframe-full last second dodges and I just don’t find it interesting or cool anymore, here I actually have to think a bit differently rather than just waiting to play DDR with enemy attacks.

Probably my favorite thing about the game is the emphasis on collisions. Throwing enemies at each other, throwing them into the ground, kicking them to the wall, knocking them against environmental stuff, and of course, using ringouts, it’s just so much fun and prevents the game from becoming mashy or monotonous. I love throwing weapons at enemies and taking care of threats that otherwise would be risky to get to.

Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve seen some people shit on this game because it’s not SoR2, and I think I actually like this more.

9Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:15 pm

HotPocketHPE

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>It may sound weird, but I feel like at some point, action games became obsessed with iframe-full last second dodges and I just don’t find it interesting or cool anymore, here I actually have to think a bit differently rather than just waiting to play DDR with enemy attacks.

Statement of the century, couldn't agree more. No small wonder I'm at 2000+ hours in Monster Hunter...

10Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:16 pm

Infinity_Divide

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I’ve been meaning to check out the MH thread on here. The series has always interested me.

11Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:55 am

Birdman


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>iframe-full last second dodges
And they'll be impossible to remove now.
The backlash is bad enough when they just LOWER the i-frames.

12Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:36 pm

Infinity_Divide

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Been playing the absolute shit out of this, and the DLC is dropping soon with a bunch of new stuff, including a new difficulty mode. I seriously love everything about this game, from the smart way grabs are implemented, to the high risk/reward aspect of specials, the incorporation of collisions, the steady stream of pickups and hazards in every level, the consistent bosses, the awesome music, the lack of any bad parts or levels, etc. Might be my favorite game of the generation after TEW and Curse of the Moon.

13Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:21 pm

Gregorinho

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Still not played this (it's sat in my Steam library) but the new DLC looks cool. If you pick it up Infinity, let us know how you find it!

14Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:54 pm

5does


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Survival is a blast, haven't touched mania+ yet. Will probably get around to it eventually but not for now, the gameplay style and plan differ enough to the point it feels like you're playing different games so I wanna avoid picking up bad habits from one mode to another.

15Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:07 pm

Infinity_Divide

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Yeah the DLC is a complete blast, all the new characters are great(Max makes every boss lol worthy) and survival mode really surprised me with how many new assets they designed. I haven’t unlocked a lot of the new moves but so far I like Axel’s new blitz but the defensive special is kind of whatever. Blaze’s blitz is crazy though. Also the new difficulty is NUTS, I actually laughed when I saw how fast some of the enemies are. I’ve slowly tried to get better at keeping a combo going to get lives and it really helped me tackle the first couple stages, then the next two weren’t bad.

But yeah, amazing game. Can’t recommend it enough to anyone who likes fun things.

16Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:42 am

hedfone

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>Might be my favorite game of the generation after TEW and Curse of the Moon

Definitely check out Streets of Fury, the devs previous game, if you haven't. It is a ton of fun.
Fantastic combo potential.

17Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:32 pm

Gregorinho

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Did my first playthrough of the game last night - I can see why people are so high on it. Went with Axel (he was my main in SoR2 back on the XBLA port) and it's cool how much the devs have managed to give you even with the fairly limited movesets. There's a good mix of commitment and cancellability, allowing for extended combos but making it so you do have to think about what you're doing and if it's safe. Gave me a decent challenge on Normal, got a couple of game overs but figured out the enemy behaviours as I went.

I've unlocked the SoR1 characters and played a stage with each of them. I like how they retain their movesets/mechanics/framedata from the original game, which really does make them feel quite different from the new cast. The inclusion of the classic characters is a stroke of genius IMO, really adds to the replay value and is a sign of passionate devs. Can't wait to unlock the others and try them out. Am I right in thinking every playable character in the series is unlockable?

Definitely gonna pick up the DLC, probably after work tonight. The 3 new characters (and the secret extra one) look like a lot of fun and I keep hearing good things about the new mode. Seems more than a fair price for what you're getting. The complete version of the game is roughly £16 on Steam right now so I'm trying to convince some of my friends to jump in as well. Looking forward to playing more of it!

18Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:31 pm

Gregorinho

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Finished my Hard run and had a few goes of the new Survival mode. This game feels like the gift that keeps on giving. The new characters are fun, pretty strong too. Shiva has some crazy specials and air combos, he almost feels like a Marvel vs Capcom character. Only got SoR3 Shiva left to unlock now.

The new Survival mode is pretty good. It's basically an endless roguelite mode, acquiring a new perk after you beat a wave. There are tons of new backgrounds, enemies and weapons that didn't appear in the main game. Honestly, this mode could have been its own full game spin-off. You really do get the feeling that the game is made by SoR fans striving to make the best title in the series.

Also included in the DLC are unlockable customisable movesets. Every character in the game now has an alternative move for each of their non-normals, meaning everyone now has 4/5 new moves (with the exception of the SoR1 characters who only have an alternate Star move). I've only unlocked a couple of the new moves, but it seems that they've re-purposed the existing art assets to create them instead of drawing anything new. Maybe they aren't all like that. Either way, the extra customisation is another tick in the replay value box.

I'd echo Infinity's comment earlier about how consistent the game is. It's short (for a "normal" game, long for a beat 'em up) but it's all good. No levels that I don't look forward to revisiting. Super solid game. While not being released this year, it is the best game I've played in 2021 so far.

19Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:48 pm

Infinity_Divide

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>so much with fairly limited moveset
It’s crazy the things that can be done with the moveset when you consider all the crazy hitboxes, collisions, OTGs, using walls, the different throws, etc. I find that each character is just different enough to warrant using at some point, even if just to mess around with.

> good mix of commitment and cancellability, allowing for extended combos but making it so you do have to think about what you're doing and if it's safe.
This may have been messed up slightly with some of the new blitzes(which are all crazy good), but otherwise I completely agree. The defensive special being the sort of go-to cancel which could make you take massive damage if you don’t get the green health back is just really clever.

>every playable character in the series unlockable?
Was Shiva playable in 2? If not then yes, I think so.

>the gift that keeps on giving
Very much so. It’s all I’ve played the last two months or so and I can’t stop.

>survival mode
Yeah it’s crazy just how many new things they added just for that mode, instead of rehashing everything from the main game. It gets absolutely nuts very quickly, it really has its own personality separate from the campaign.

>new moves
Speaking of which, I said earlier I wasn’t a fan of Axel’s new defensive special, but it’s grown on me, along with his other specials. I can see myself going back and forth with them and using everything from now on.

>consistency
Indeed. Not a bad level, boss, or section in sight. A lot of players don’t like the Big Ben gauntlet in the last level but it’s the kind of insanity the game should end on.

>best game played in 2021
Completely agree. Nothing has come close.

20Streets Of Rage 4 Empty raise your bare knuckles above your head Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:30 pm

Zenyn

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Got the update, but can't buy the DLC yet. Some Switch only trouble.

Doing the training aka lessons, just to get the full scope. And...in the chapter with the pipe I...I...can't drop my weapon? The required button is punch (Y), square for Sony I suppose. I can't do it. What's wrong? It's not the same as tossing it, I know that much. Really? Mhm. I am going to rant that the weapons are a mistake. See my post above. Any of you know?

21Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:15 pm

NoMoneyRanger


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Loved the first three Streets of Rage games, but I still need to play this one especially after the recent DLC was released.

For the people who enjoyed Streets of Rage 2, or even TMNT, I've been working on this SoR2 mod:


Preview Trailer (old version):


Leonardo Playthrough:


Download the patch here:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/6068/

22Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:05 am

Royta/Raeng

Royta/Raeng
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Hey Ranger! Long time no see, hope you're good! Mod looks great btw, damned fine job!

https://stinger.actieforum.com

23Streets Of Rage 4 Empty Re: Streets Of Rage 4 Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:12 pm

Gregorinho

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@Zenyn
Are you playing on the standard or legacy controls? On the standard controls you should drop your weapon with A (it's B on Xbox so I'm assuming it's the button in the same place).

For the legacy controls, Jump + Attack (so B + Y for you?) either drops or throws the weapon. I think doing it neutral might be drop, and doing it with a direction might be throw... if you pause the game I think you can bring up the controls tutorial that runs through all the commands and what buttons they are.

@NoMoneyRanger
Nice work, the mod looks great! What Turtles game did the sprites come from originally?

24Streets Of Rage 4 Empty what?! No STORY??!! Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:23 pm

Zenyn

Zenyn
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Gregorinho wrote:@Zenyn
Are you playing on the standard or legacy controls? On the standard controls you should drop your weapon with A (it's B on Xbox so I'm assuming it's the button in the same place).

For the legacy controls, Jump + Attack (so B + Y for you?) either drops or throws the weapon. I think doing it neutral might be drop, and doing it with a direction might be throw... if you pause the game I think you can bring up the controls tutorial that runs through all the commands and what buttons they are.

Yes, I use legacy controls. Just for the sake of completing the lesson I switched to the standard. A designated button, eh? *scoff* I still can't say if I'm missing something or it's iffy. No big thing though, as I evermore find weapons not worth the effort. Thank you for your suggestion!

Got the DLC. Now there's just no way way getting around this game. Infinite brawling! Tried Estel and Shiva. Very well done. Music gets SoR3 crazy!  Twisted Evil  
Estel doesn't vault! Smile Shiva got air game! bounce Fair priced for what is never ending fun, right? 3 (+1) new characters fit the bill.

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