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Absolute dream – Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare DLC review

Developing DLC for games that entirely revolve around its mechanics has to be a tough effort. How do you create something that people are willing to pay without making it feel like the same ol’ thing they’ve been playing? Mr. X Nightmare answers that question and over-delivers.

Mr. X Nightmare comes with a new mode called Survival, three new characters, who are all bosses in the game, new moves for nearly every character, including the pixel fighters, a tutorial mode to help you acclimate to the new moves or even learn the greater depths of the game, new stages and new enemies (some from past games), and a fantastic new suite of music composed by Tee Lopes. This isn’t about quantity, though, this is about quality. For a DLC that costs less than half of what the base game costs, I have already spent enough time on this DLC to match what I’ve played of the base game.

Here’s my full review of Mr. X Nightmare, the DLC for Streets of Rage 4.

Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare DLC Review

90

Excellent

Streets of Rage 4

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Mr. X Nightmare is a quality addition to an already quality game. You can feel the care taken to bring in the new characters without wrecking the balance of the game, the fantastic soundtrack, and a great new mode that’s positively addicting and well-made.

Anthony Shelton started his journey in games media reading Nintendo Power, writing mock reviews, and writing E3 exposes. For fun. He grew up in the arcades playing with strangers and friends, and in the garage with his Commodore 64. He loves playing co-op and multiplayer games, but has no problem crushing your soul in any competitive game he enjoys.
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