The Angry Video Game Nerd sets his sights on the bad Final Fight games that ultimately ended the franchise

Featuring Matt McMuscles

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 31, 2020 at 11:19 a.m. PDT | Comments: 17

The Final Fight series is one of Capcom's most classic franchises. This Beat 'Em Up brought fan-favorite fighters such as Guy, Cody, and Poison into the fray, with several of the series' warriors going on to become a big part of the Street Fighter universe.

It's hard to look back and not think fondly of Final Fight, but in the newest episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd we're tossed into the deep end of the last two games that were released in the franchise โ€” and we're not wearing floaties. The Nerd gives us a closer look at Final Fight Revenge for the Sega Saturn and Final Fight Streetwise for the PlayStation 2.

Final Fight Revenge was a Japan-only Saturn title that played more like a traditional fighting game than a Beat 'Em Up. As the Nerd notes, the game does feel stiff in the controls, and it has some odd design choices like interactive supers that shift the perspective behind the character and see the opponent trying to run away from a barrage of projectiles.

One super sees Poison blow a kiss at the opponent and if it lands, suggestive photos of her pop up on screen and hurt her foe. Despite it's oddities, Final Fight Revenge seems to be a bit of fun for those who are fans of the franchise.

Things take a turn for the worst with Final Fight Streetwise, however. Released in 2006, this game goes back to more of a Beat 'Em Up style and really doesn't appear to do the genre any justice.

The visuals are really rough on the eyes, there are loads of weird mini-games you'll need to play to earn money for new moves, and oh, you play as Kyle, the brother of Cody (who has been kidnapped in this game).

To help make sense of it all, Matt McMuscles โ€” known for his incredibly informative "What Happened?" series โ€” hops in to assist with some of the finer details of Streetwise. Let's just say, Guy becomes a crime boss, Cody is a "drug zombie," and there's a revolving door of terrible bad guys who the game cannot decide is the main antagonist.

There's quite a bit of language that is NSFW here, so proceed with caution. But if you're looking to learn more about the final two games in the Final Fight franchise, be sure to check out AVGN's review below.

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