Final Fight Streetwise
Final Fight was one of those legendary
arcade games people will always remember and when Capcom decided to
revisit the franchise, expectation soon rose but unfortunately this
title was a hit and miss affair.
Unlike the original game
where players fought as Cody, gamers now play as Cody's younger brother
Kyle who is making a living as a street fighter and when things go from
bad to worse, it's up to the gamer to help Cody fight his way to
Final Fight is a traditional beat-em-up
game that is nothing more than a button masher and even the most novice
of gamers will soon master the control system of Final Fight Streetwise
in just a few hours. Fortunately, the gamer has some advice from Cody
who teachers the player the ins and ours of street brawling.
The gameplay of Final
Fight Streetwise is set in the backstreets of an adhoc city that has
the player engaging in a variety of missions that basically consists of
beating the absolute daylights out of another person. As the game
progresses, the game starts to throw just about everything at the
player, including more and more thugs.
the gamer has access to variety of weaponry in the streets such as
chains that can be smashed against your opponents and also some
entertaining but nothing more than button mashing combos that would of
looked great on paper but unfortunately didn't make the transition to the
The tension combo system
basically assists the gamer in unlocking these combos but is nothing
more than real tension to the player. Ironically, players also have
access to money that can purchase additional pieces of equipment and
also allows the gamer to hire other street thugs.
Graphically, Final Fight
Streetwise looks a little dated on the PlayStation 2 but it still looks
like a decent game with detailed background environments and some great
looking 3D designed characters that move with a human like grace.
Add in a clichéd sounding soundtrack
and all the sounds one could expect to hear from street fighting and
this title is as close as a sane person would want to get to a fight.
However, I must admit the sounds of chains and guns in the game are
quite realistic, so even this old gamer found something entertaining in
In conclusion, Final Fight Streetwise has about as much replay value as
one would expect from a bad movie because even when you've unlocked all
the combos from the game, the mediocre storyline, average control system
leave the player feeling rather empty from what one should of been a