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Double Dragon Neon

Developer: WayForward Technologies

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Dec 21, 2020
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
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  • ESRB Rating: T [Teen]
  • The Double Dragon name is revered for good reason since the series has been around since the early days and has also had some great conversions onto many home systems over the years. Neon is obviously an attempt to reignite and modernize this venerated franchise, though also being sure to celebrate the more ridiculous aspects of the decade that it spawned from. The Switch has seen a real beat-em-up renaissance emerge since launch and while this over-the-top brawler has its moments not all comparisons to its contemporaries on the eShop are favorable. For me the most notable issue is just the sluggishness of your character’s movements and attacks, while perhaps it’s consistent in general feel with the original by modern standards it feels like you’re moving through molasses. If you consider the modern genre to be too chaotic and rapid-fire this may actually be a plus, but for me if the game could be played between 1.25x and 1.5x faster I’d enjoy it more. There’s certainly no lack of personality here, and your ability to customize your characters stats and specials to suit your tastes is a nice touch, but in terms of core play Neon simply feels behind the times in what’s become quite a competitive space on the Switch.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.6]

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