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My Sentiments Exactly: The beat down on Beat ‘Em Ups

Charlie of Xboxer360 writes, "They’ve been with us for generation upon generation, and have slowly but surely become a cornerstone to modern gaming – it’s the Beat ‘Em Up. It’s a strange genre really, because it encompasses a lot of the things that took years to develop even in other genres in games as early as Street Fighter. To name a few, optimal power strategies (the equivalent to a noob-tube in Call of Duty) has been present since Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap; button mashing is well-known in action games nowadays but was more than prevalent back in yesteryear before combo lists; and who could possibly forget the raging?

Back when consoles were but paleolithic remnants of what we identify in modern consoles, technological limitations were abundant. They sprawled across the not-so-verdant 8 bit meadows, and they scoured even the greatest of 4-bit heights, which meant developers had a choice: display a lot of really ugly content, or display a little bit of content that looked extremely good (well, maybe not by today’s standards but you get what I mean). Beat ‘em Ups took the latter avenue, choosing vibrant gameplay with more detailed sprites than most games offered."

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Inception1163d ago

Dude charlie, street fighter is not beat'em up but it's a fighting games. Final Fight, Street of Rage, Golden Axe, or Double Dragon are the examples of beat'em up games. Learn this first before you write an article about "boooo, fighting games felt old and not modern. it's time to change or die!" -_-

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Tidybrutes1163d ago

What an awful article, this gen the Fighting Game genre has boomed!! There is a huge community around fighting games, not to mention the competitive community that isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Yes sure fighting games are a niece, and some fighting games require a amount of time and/or skill level that casual players just wont or cant invest, but to say fighting games are on a downward spiral?? wtf