Closing Thoughts: The Wrong Arcade Experience
When we look back on the arcade days, most of the problems previously outlined didn’t exist. Most beat'em ups were made for the arcade and if it was a little on the hard side for the single player, it was sort of okay. You threw in a few more quarters and you're up and running again. If you really wanted to, you’d get a few friends to help you out. At the end of the day, the difficulty was defined by how much money you had, and that's really not the kind of arcade experience we want to deliver here.
As much as we like to glamorise the arcade days, there were good and bad parts to them. Beat'em ups weren't meant to be a direct port, and we should avoid blindly replicating them.
Devil's Dare is coming out on the 21st October 2014, so if you're interested in checking it out, be sure to head over to Steam and put the game into your wishlist right now!