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Final Fight: Streetwise

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2
GF Rating
5.0

155 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Gotta Love Final Fight!

posted by nvanheuk (DES MOINES, IA) Feb 13, 2007

Member since Aug 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is a great adaptation of the famous arcade game. As Kyle, you kick butt up and down the streets of Metro City with a solid plot and well-formulated side missions.

One of the best features of this game is the one-on-one fight club fights that you encounter sporadically, as you fight for information about your brother Cody.

A great all-out brawler game!

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

give it a chance if you like Final Fight.

posted by scaryclown (SAYERVILLEE, NJ) Dec 23, 2006

Member since Oct 2005

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

if you like the original Final Fight well good news. it is included with the game. this game is pretty crazy. the story is basically you are kyle(the brother of cody) and cody is missing and in trouble in Metro City and you have to find him and help him. it starts off kinda slow while you learn the basic fighting system and buy some upgraded moves. Then, right after you meet Guy in the the story, the difficulty goes up quite a few notches and you start to use a lot more weapons like shotguns, grenades, cocktails and katanas. the enemies turn from street thugs and gangsters to crazy drug addicts who are on a powerful drug called "glow." this game is worth renting if you like the original and want to see what happens to the characters from the game. Its certainly not what i expected.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

DO NOT play this game, for your health's sake.

posted by VTMarik (EVERETT, WA) Apr 14, 2006

Top Reviewer

Member since Feb 2006

8 out of 12 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Remember Final Fight? It was one of the greatest side-scrolling beat-em-ups of its day. Sadly, as is the case with many 2D game updates, this next-gen update to the classic series is another nail in the coffin for the beat-em-up.

In this game you take on the role of Kyle, the little brother of the famous Cody from the original Final Fight. Your job? Save your big brother from a drug named "glow."

Now, this being the series' big jump from 2D to 3D, you'd think that there would be some new and improved fighting system right? Well, there isn't. It's the same old "Keep tapping 'Punch' until the bad guy falls down for good" system that was in the original. Sure there are new combos, but they are rarely necessary. This game also falls into the pit of trying to create a free-roaming environment ala Grand Theft Auto. This leads to a lot of aimless wandering while performing stupid side missions that have nothing to do with the story (like squashing roaches in some guy's basement).

The developers made a mistake: they tried to simply update the graphics of the original but not update any of the other mechanics. Instead of an instant classic, we get some Frankenstinean mishmash of Grand Theft Auto and The Warriors, with a bit of Baldur's Gate thrown in for spice.

I didn't pick up this game to suffer through poor planning, awful voice work, horrifically meaningless side quests, and a crushing sense of my childhood memories being obliterated.

This new Final Fight is like watching your favorite boxer after he passed his prime.

My advice? Don't buy it. Don't rent it. Invest in the old arcade cabinet. While expensive, it won't destroy your faith in Capcom like this game will.

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