Fight'N Rage is a fantastic brawler that manages to capture the spirit of classic arcade beat-'em-ups. It's fast, it's punchy, and it's packed with vicious mutants. As soon as you boot it up, it's clear that developer Seba Games Dev has a passion for old school brawlers, but that's not to say the game's lacking an identity of its own. With a trippy colour pallet and some cool character design, it's a title that boasts a surprising amount of personality.
At first, the only game mode open to you is Arcade, which takes you through a number of stages strung together with a simple story. However, there's more depth to this mode than meets the eye thanks to different paths and over 50 endings that change based on your performance and the character that you're playing as. You can rampage through the aforementioned Arcade mode in about an hour on the normal difficulty, but high scores and a crazy number of endings aren't the only reason to keep playing. A robust in-game store tempts you with unlockable modes, characters, skins, and gameplay modifiers, which makes Fight'N Rage feel like a lovingly crafted and generous package.
And then there's the action itself. Fight'N Rage borrows heavily from classics like Streets of Rage and Final Fight, but its combat does a great job of building on the basics without making things too complex. Your fighters have combos, special moves, sprints, evasive hops, aerial attacks, throws, and even parries if you learn to exploit enemy attack patterns. You can definitely button mash your way through much of the game -- on easy and normal, at least -- but pulling off a perfect series of blows and watching your unfortunate foe explode into a pile of bones is seriously satisfying.
It's nice to finally see at least a Mini reviews of small titles like this one, I definitely playing this game this holiday something short but fun
@GKO900 Yeah if we had the time and resources we'd love to do full reviews for everything, but mini reviews are great because they let us at least take a look at smaller games we otherwise wouldn't.
Beat em up is my favorite Video games genre ever.so i will be getting this for sure.word up son
It’s an awesome game. Still sucks there is no online play for this though. But definitely recommend it.
This is an incredible game, one of the best beat 'em ups ever made.
This review actually got me curious and I went and purchased it, seems really fun from the tiny bit I got to play it before. Thanks for the reviewer for bringing this into my radar.
Yeah this one is next!! It looks great. I guess I can't wait on the price to go down. I got Eternum EX instead a couple days ago and it's really great also but maybe I made a bad choice. As far as beat em ups go I also have to play Stay Cool Kobayashi and Story of a Gladiator but I'm guessing Fightin Rage is the cream of the crop here. But don't forget River City Girls It seems awesome as well. I won't know because I bought the Limited Run and am too scared to open it and watch the value go down.
I love this game! Bought it at launch on PS4 and already mastered and cleared out hard difficulty solo, which I originally thought was impossible. Definitely one of the best local co op beat'em ups out there too. Having a blast with friends. The game's worth every penny. just for all the awesome stuff you unlock.
How does it compare to River City Girls?
@viciousarcanum waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better
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