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Double Dragon IV

by Juan Aguacate Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:42 pm

Anybody try this? Thoughts? I don't really trust professional reviews on retro stuff (or games in general quite honestly) so I thought I'd ask here

http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/26/1408 ... lease-date

http://store.steampowered.com/app/528610/
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by Sarge Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:11 pm

I don't think it looks very good, myself. The videos seem to have some really weird physics. About the only way I'd buy is if I could try it out in a demo.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by noiseredux Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:16 am

TBH, the Double Dragon Trilogy that came out a couple of years ago really soured me on the series. I'll prob grab this when it goes on sale super cheap out of mere curiosity.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by marurun Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:10 pm

What did they do with the Trilogy release that bugged you? I am out of the loop, here.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by TSTR Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:13 pm

Probably a combination of a shitty port job and the fact that the arcade versions of DD are pretty garbage to begin with, if I had to wager a guess.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by noiseredux Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:13 pm

they didn't do anything. They just reminded me that the original (arcade) games weren't very good.

Longer explanation: http://noisereduxinstalled.weebly.com/d ... ilogy.html
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by TSTR Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Ah, so I was half right. DotEmu isn't known for their stellar work, which is why I figured the ports might be crap.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by noiseredux Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:18 pm

I think DotEmu gets a bit more flak than deserved personally. But yeah, those arcade games pretty much suck. I'd much rather play the NES games.

And I'd much much rather play Kunio-kun games.
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by Sarge Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:23 pm

It's kinda of a slapdash emulation/port of the first three Double Dragon arcade games. It was done by DotEmu, who are hit-and-miss in the first place. I also think it was originally done for mobiles.

This looks a little better than that, and I'm still waffling on picking it up right now. When folks use 8-bit NES as a slam, that makes it appeal to me. :P

EDIT: Dang, ninja'd. Stupid work, keeping me from posting timely information on video games! :lol:
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Re: Double Dragon IV

by marurun Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:26 pm

noiseredux wrote:I think DotEmu gets a bit more flak than deserved personally. But yeah, those arcade games pretty much suck. I'd much rather play the NES games.

And I'd much much rather play Kunio-kun games.


Well, the trailer video strongly indicates that Double Dragon IV is a successor to the NES trilogy, not the arcade trilogy. That is a very strong indication they know what's what.
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