I received a coupon for 50% and decided to give it a try. At first glance the game is pretty well built ( By this I mean it runs with absolutely no problems and have not experienced any lag issues at all ). I also was entertained by the game play for about 5-10 minutes and then grew bored of the combat system. The game seems kind of empty to me as there are very few enemy variations ( even different color pallettes could help with this ). The shortness of the game is not an issue to me because a beat-em-up shouldnt take longer than 1:30 to complete from start to finish. All in all I really wouldn't recommend buying this game even for $4 unless some improvements were made to the game.
Possible things to improve (Each of these things should be done if possible)
- More than one playable character for story mode (Unlocks after completing easy mode first)
-Change the health regeneration system so theres actual health pick-ups (This helps to make the game feel less empty)
-Breakable items that may or may not contain weapons and health pick-ups
-Movesets of playable characters
The moveset of Tim Burr is pretty basic which caused me to become bored of the gameplay pretty quickly. If I had more than a few ways to deal with single and multiple enemies I wouldnt mind the amount of repetition you get in this game.
Lastly, comparing this game to streets of rage is truthfully an injustice...