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Streets of Rage 2

Post by thedustyjoypad » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:51 am

Had a SOR2 night last night. Love it, but it really is harder than SOR. Tried playing though it twice and failed both times right at the end Haha.

2nd time through I was playing as Max. Never really used him before, but man is he good. Might he slow but he's a monster!

Need to get some more practice on it!
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Re: Streets of Rage 2

Post by kiwimike » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:44 am

Great game. Still give it a go now and again, we used to play it to death when we first had it, awesome multiplayer nights

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Post by thedustyjoypad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am

It really is great, the music is something else!

Speaking of its music, found a live concert from it's composer, doing music from SOR 1, 2, 3 and Revenge of Shinobi. Check this out...

https://youtu.be/mW03QgubN0M
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Post by ALK » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:35 pm

I brought a couple of Mega Drive downloads for my nephew on his birthday 5 years ago on his 360. He thought they were mostly alright despite not really being into retro games but SOR 2 really took his fancy, really noticing how good the music and gameplay was.

He was about 10 at the time. For someone that would mostly play the likes of Minecraft, Overwatch, PUBG and other modern games in his teenage years, just shows SOR2 really still holds up even for an entirely different generation. I might rebuy the games for his Stream library on his next bday and see how nostalgic he gets from it.
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Post by thedustyjoypad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:14 pm

It's great seeing the younger lot playing these games. My 11 year old daughter enjoys playing Final Fight and Captain Commando with me. I love it :D
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Re: Streets of Rage 2

Post by Megamixer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 pm

One of the greats. The last version I bought was the 3D version on the 3DS which is amazing.

Admittedly, I haven't played "pure" Streets of Rage II for ages now. I tend to just play the momentous SoR Remake on PC with a Xbox 360 pad. All three games mixed together with remixed music and the ability to play as Mr X, Shiva, Electra and also Ash and the Kangaroo from SoRIII. It's one of the greatest things ever.

Unfortunately it was a fan creation and got pulled after pressure by Sega but I'm sure it's still out there somewhere if you know where to look.
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Post by thedustyjoypad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:15 pm

Yeah I got the remake too, it's really good. Haven't played it for some time though. Will have to dig it out again though. They did such a good job with it, it's a shame Sega got funny about it.
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Re: Streets of Rage 2

Post by thedustyjoypad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 pm

Just been playing SOR3. Never really 'liked' it before. But I think I've developed a new found respect for it. Played it the last couple of nights actually. Its no SOR2, but it's got some good ideas, like the way the story unfolds through it.
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