GIN writes: "The beat-'em up (or "brawler") genre was one of the mainstays of the arcade and early consoles back in the late '80s and early '90s. The genre is rather basic. You controlled a character moving from one side of the screen to the other as you beat your opponents senseless. It was fun for awhile, but I found it to be repetitive. You always go the exact same way, fighting the same opponents with different colorings and pretty much using the same tactics. And do you want a story to go with it? Forget it, because it isn't and wasn't going to happen or magically appear. Atlus and its crew recently decided to show the world that beating the living daylights out of people is not dead. Welcome to the fictional world of Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble. And it's a pretty darn good game."