Both Death Adder and The Duel are so cookie-cutter, similar to many many other very similar games, that even if they were awesome, I don't think I'd be able to appreciate them. Sounds like I should try Death Adder to see if I can find the appeal though; I don't think I've ever given it a real chance. Thanks for the recommendation.
Most welcome! You may not be in the "I heart Brawlers" camp then, and you're not alone. I personally find most platformers (hop & bop) to be similar & they're not games I tend to buy; since they're not my bag I kind of see them all in the same light (and as such I realize I'm missing out on a lot of great games, c'est la vie). I recognize the repetitiveness of a lot of these brawler games, and their similarities, but I still love them. I completely heart Die Hard Arcade, every game on the Capcom Beat 'em up Bundle, Double Dragon / Double Dragon Neon, Castle Crashers, Alien vs Predator (Capcom Arcade), Final Fight, Final Fight 3, Renegade, Combatribes, all the Streets of Rages and Golden Axes, Gaia Warriors, Sengoku series, TMNT, Battletoads, the Simpsons, I just eat all of them up. That said... Golden Axe: Return of Death Adder might be my actual favorite of them all. Partly because I've always loved Golden Axe, partly because I love brawlers...but partly because it's completely awesome YMMV of course, but definitely at least worth a few minutes of your time.
It's up there on a level with Streets of Rage Remake, Castle Crashers, AvP, Die Hard Arcade, and Double Dragon Neon in my books. If Sega continues to forsake me and if I come into a windfall, I may well end up with the full arcade cabinet in my house someday (to my gf's horror).
Edited by Curious Sofa, Sun Dec 9, 2018 10:51 AM.