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Final Fight 2 (SNES)

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Written by  :  MasterMegid (897)
Written on  :  Nov 10, 2006
Platform  :  SNES
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Summary

I Thought The Last One Was The Final Fight....

The Good

As the sequel to the overrated Final Fight, I had little hope that Final Fight 2, would be a good game. But I really enjoy old-skool brawlers, so I decided to give this a try. In the end, I was right.

In Final Fight 2, Guy’s mentor has been abducted, as well as his fiancé, by the Mad Gear Gang, you know the idiots you were supposed to have defeated in the first game. The only returning fighter is Haggar.

Final Fight 2 is a little better than the first, only because there is actually 2 player this time, and three fighters not just two.

The Bad

Now for the part of the review in which I use my famous wit and tear this game to shreds. First off the plot is pure idiocy, how does the routed Mad Gear Gang reform? Plus their plan involves revenge on Guy, whom oddly enough does not appear in FF2. Also making little to no sense, if the Mad Gear Gang, is based in the USA, then what the hell are they doing it Hong Kong?

Cody, whom at the end of the first game, rejects Haggar’s daughter Jessica, is now supposedly on vacation with her WTF?

The gameplay has NOT improved, even little. There are still no combos, nor are you fighters capable of performing special moves. So the fighting is just bland, and oft boring. With just standard kick, and punch gameplay, the game becomes quickly repetitive. And reminds me of the God-awful, “Bad dudes”. There are not SOR style team moves either.

The Graphics are poor. Every jackass, always claims that the SNES, was more powerful than the Genesis, yet look at this game compared to Streets Of Rage 2, and tell me that again. Furthermore, FF2 came out after SOR 2. The characters both PC’s and NPC’s suffer from poor design. They often look bland, or just plain silly.

The sound also fairs more or less, like the original. That is to say, it features uninspired tunes, and run-of-the-mill sound effects.

The Bottom Line

Overall, there are just so many better games of this genre. Like the Streets Of Rage series. And for the SNES, Captain Commando. So give Final Fight a rest and play a better game.