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which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by snowkatt » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:50 am

all this talk about dark stalkers
street fighter
killer instinct
tekken arena and so on had me wondering what beat em up have you exactly been playing recently ?

i recently played the injustice demo ( didnt like the batman model )

mortal kombat reboot i never cared much for mortal kombat and this doesnt really win me over

virtua fighter 5 just inching upwards in the quest mode with sarah

darkstalkers ressurection well dark stalkers 3 actually

and im about to play tekken 2 to see how badly it aged
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by ShadowMan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:00 am

Marvel Super Heroes (on the Xbox 360 double pack thingy). Still my favourite fighter ever, I love the characters and gameplay so much and never get tired of it. Plus it also includes Marvel Vs Capcom which is a nice bonus.

I also played a bit of the Injustice demo. I liked it but can't see me buying it any time soon.
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by Jay » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:41 am

Been taking part in a SSSFIV:AE tournament on another forum and I've just completed Anakaris' trials in Darkstalkers Resurrection.

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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by samhain81 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:45 am

Only beat em ups I play these days are

UMVC3
My Killer Instinct Arcade Machine
Virtua Fighter 5

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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by nakamura » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:57 am

Killer Instinct arcade machine? Very nice Samhain, never got to play it myself.

I have currently been playing Dead or Alive 5. It's quite good but just feels too fast and I think I still prefer 2.
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by tux » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:13 am

Found a box of old Amiga games at my parents and loaded up Double Dragon 2 this morning! Compared to the absolute shocker of the first installment on the Amiga, number 2 aint half bad!

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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by killerwatt » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:25 am

loved the mortal kombat reboot on the 360. seriously brutal, lovely visuals, good fast play, lots to recommend it :]

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Post by MrGrimstone » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:40 am

I loaded up a glitched version of Body Blows on the Amiga where my own player was actually invisible and I STILL won by pressing my joystick button just eight times at random. In truth, I could have been dreaming.
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by The Laird » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:42 am

snowkatt wrote:all this talk about dark stalkers
street fighter
killer instinct
tekken arena and so on had me wondering what beat em up have you exactly been playing recently ?

i recently played the injustice demo ( didnt like the batman model )

mortal kombat reboot i never cared much for mortal kombat and this doesnt really win me over

virtua fighter 5 just inching upwards in the quest mode with sarah

darkstalkers ressurection well dark stalkers 3 actually

and im about to play tekken 2 to see how badly it aged
None of those are beat 'em ups, they are fighting games.

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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by nakamura » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:44 am

The Laird wrote:
snowkatt wrote:all this talk about dark stalkers
street fighter
killer instinct
tekken arena and so on had me wondering what beat em up have you exactly been playing recently ?

i recently played the injustice demo ( didnt like the batman model )

mortal kombat reboot i never cared much for mortal kombat and this doesnt really win me over

virtua fighter 5 just inching upwards in the quest mode with sarah

darkstalkers ressurection well dark stalkers 3 actually

and im about to play tekken 2 to see how badly it aged
None of those are beat 'em ups, they are fighting games.
How is that relevant to the topic at hand? Or in fact important?
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by The Laird » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:18 am

So getting the genre of games wrong is not important :lol:

Ok then :?

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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by The Laird » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:20 am

If we are in fact talking beat 'em ups then I have mostly been playing the utterly superb Sengoku on the Neo Geo collection for the Wii along with some Burning Fight, also on the same collection.

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Post by Trixta » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:11 am

I've been playing a ton for ae2012. looking forward to the up coming changes.
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by MrGrimstone » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:29 pm

You're right, actually - I always think of Street Fighter, Body Blows, Tekken, etc as Beat 'em Ups! I'm guessing the genre is more Double Dragon, Dragon Ninja and the like, right?
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Re: which beat em ups have you been playing

Post by snowkatt » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:39 pm

MrGrimstone wrote:You're right, actually - I always think of Street Fighter, Body Blows, Tekken, etc as Beat 'em Ups! I'm guessing the genre is more Double Dragon, Dragon Ninja and the like, right?
i tend to refer those as scrolling beat em ups
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