"I have a soft spot for the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre. It started way back on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Mega Drive with my love for – in my eyes, two of the best entries in the genre – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time and Streets of Rage 2. Modern day gaming hasn't be en kind to the genre, with most attempts to capture the nostalgia ending up being shallow and boring. The occasional quality title pops up, such as Castle Crashers, but as a whole, the genre has never flourished as it once used to do back in the 16bit era of gaming. Sadly, Sacred Citadel doesn't do anything to change that."