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The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET Scrolling fighting games on Switch are clearly like buses; you wait years for a decent one to arrive and two come along at once. We’ve recently been blessed with the long-awaited Streets of Rage 4, an officially-sanctioned sequel created by DotEmu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, and just a handful of weeks later we have The TakeOver, which – while not officially part of the Streets of Rage universe – is about as close to the real thing as you can get. What’s refreshing is that these two games offer a slightly different approach which makes them both worth a look. The TakeOver is developed by Pelikan13, the same studio which attempted to resurrect Sega-style arcade racing with ’90s Super GT – a game which, at the time of writing, is stuck in development hell at new owner Nicalis. That game was shaping up to be something quite special and was a real testament to the talents of Pelikan13 founder Antonis Pelekanos. The TakeOver is best described as the same kind of deal, but with the aforementioned Streets of Rage as the source of inspiration. TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Pelekanos has taken everything we know and love about the classic series and given it a current-gen lick of paint while introducing some fresh ideas of his own. Choosing one of three initially-selectable characters, you must fight your way through a series of hostile environments using a combination of melee attacks, weapons and firearms. The core mechanics will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played this kind of game before; you can grapple with enemies and throw them – as well as leap over their heads and slam them into the ground – and there are dash attacks and super-special moves, the latter of which drain some of your health but deal out massive damage to multiple foes. What makes The TakeOver stand out is the inclusion of two attack buttons – one for punch and one for kick. While you can create automatic combination attacks by spamming just one of these, it’s possible to chain punches and kicks together to come up with massive combos which, if uninterrupted, can deplete an enemy’s life bar in one go. The catch is that you rarely go unmolested for long enough to complete the whole attack, which makes the management of the space around your character all the more important.

Gameplay.

The TakeOver quickly becomes a hugely satisfying exercise in controlling large groups of enemies using grapples and throws (airborne foes will clatter into others, knocking them down and buying you additional space and time) and finding windows of opportunity to unleash devastating punch-and-kick combos on isolated grunts. The beat em’ up genre has taken a bit of a back seat in gaming. Each year we see several releases that aim to recapture the games from our past, but this doesn’t always work. With each new console generation, it seemed like less and less beat em’ ups were being released, with the genre feeling all but dead and gone today. The TakeOver is one of a few recent indie games looking to put a spotlight back on beat em’ ups. Initially released on PC back in November of 2019, it came and went with very little fanfare. However, now that it is releasing on Switch, it has more eyes on it than ever. Sadly, after spending some time with The TakeOver, it isn’t hard to imagine why no one seemed to care about it on PC. Just about everything about it feels mediocre or out of place. SATURNALIA

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

It isn’t bad by any means, but, in an era with so many games released each month, being merely passable isn’t always good enough. The TakeOver takes place in Steel Haven, a city engulfed with crime. Recently, all criminal activity has united under one banner, threatening to take over the city entirely. When police officer Ethan Rivers and his girlfriend Megan’s daughter is kidnapped, they begin a journey to rescue her and prevent Steel Haven’s takeover along with their friend Connor. Everything about this premise is generic. No, I don’t think anyone has ever played a beat em’ up for its riveting plot, but they generally need to have something to make them stand out from the crowd. The TakeOver does not, especially not in its plot. It is impossible to talk about The TakeOver’s story without touching on its different art styles. Aside from the intro, each of the story cutscenes is drawn in heavily stylized cartoony illustrations. While the art in these cutscenes looks good on its own, it stands in stark contrast to the in-game character models.

Visual style.

When you are actually playing, the characters are much more realistic, reminiscent of a game you might see in an arcade in the mid-2000s. Neither of the two art styles looks terrible, but the constant jump between them was jarring. The TakeOver’s cutscenes are fully voice acted and ultimately cement the generic, cheesy tone of the plot. Each voice performance in the game feels as if the actors recorded their lines once, went, “that’s good enough, I guess,” and called it a day. I’m not going to act like these are the worst performances I’ve ever heard, but they certainly went along with the game’s “mediocre” theme. A side-scrolling beat ’em up largely created by just one man, The TakeOver gets a hell of a lot right. There are some elements of its gameplay that are less than positive, though, and the recent brilliance of Streets of Rage 4 means the limelight it perhaps would have enjoyed has been quashed. The TakeOver‘s story is your typical side-scrolling beat ’em up nonsense; the streets are being overrun with crime, and in the midst of it all a young girl has been kidnapped. Why she was a target is unknown, but her adoptive parents, Ethan and Megan, are both bad-asses that will do all that it takes to save her. Kingdom Rush Tower Defense

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

They call in their friend Connor for good measure, too, who certainly looks pretty scary. What follows is a seven stage journey filled with violent fisticuffs and one or two surprises in between.  When you first start playing The TakeOver you’re likely to be wowed by it. It looks absolutely gorgeous; sharp, colourful visuals and exaggerated character models pop out of the screen. It’s quite possibly one of the best-looking games available on Switch. And then there’s the music; it’s an eclectic mix, but it’s brilliant nonetheless. Streets of Rage fans will be interested to hear that even Yuzo Koshiro has contributed to The TakeOver‘s banging track list. The gameplay also impresses, initially. The TakeOver has a brilliant combat system that allows you to throw punches or kicks, or combine them both, to create extensive combos. Skilled players will learn how to juggle their opponents, too, eking even more damage out of their assaults. Like latter Streets of Rage titles, players also have access to to two health-draining special attacks; a defensive move that clears surrounding enemies, and a forward focused attack that is more potent.

Use Of Super Powers.

It doesn’t stop there, either. These characters aren’t afraid of firearms, and they each come equipped with their personal favourite. You can draw your gun at any time and let rip, but ammo is scarce so use it wisely. By playing well and raising the combo meter, you’ll find two meters being charged as well. The Rage meter allows you to enter a powered up state where you do double damage and automatically block enemy attacks, while the Super meter grants the use of a powerful screen-clearing attack. Easy to pick up but hard to master, you’ll enjoy pounding The TakeOver‘s thugs into the ground. As you progress further into the game though, you’ll realise that you hardly ever have to change your tactics to overcome those who stand in your path. There’s a nice visual variety to the enemies thrown at you, but they rarely have gameplay quirks that you need to consider. You simply walk up to nearly every enemy and just beat on them until they go down. Outside of boss fights, in which you will indeed need to employ some strategy unless you make use of your perhaps overpowered Rage state, only enemies with guns and hulking mechs require some thought before you approach.

The mechs, in fact, will become the bane of your life in the game’s final stage, which is a remarkable step up in difficulty compared to the rest of the game. The eventual repetitiveness of The TakeOver‘s combat means that it’s ultimately best played in short bursts. There are other unique mechanics introduced by the game, too. Each character is armed with a gun which can be discharged by holding down ZR and pressing punch. Ammunition is always in short supply, however, so this should be considered a last resort. Thankfully, you’ll occasionally find other firearms in crates which are incredibly useful for general crowd control. Another unique system is the Rage Guage, which builds up as you administer attacks and take damage. When this is full you can push down on the L stick and you’ll gain a short period of increased power and invulnerability. Finally, there’s another Super move which also builds as you dish out damage and is executed by pressing punch and kick at the same time; this mimics the ‘police backup’ special seen in the original Streets of Rage, and involves a series of projectiles hitting the screen and wiping out enemies (while thankfully leaving you totally unscathed).

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

The TakeOver Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

You can run by double-tapping left or right – something that was absent from Streets of Rage 4 – as well as roll up and down the screen by double-tapping up or down. Both of these moves were present in Streets of Rage 3, so long-time fans of that particular game will surely appreciate their inclusion. They make The TakeOver feel more fast-paced and frantic, and the lack of juggling mechanics (something which made the omission of dashing in Streets of Rage 4 more tolerable) means you’ll need to make good use of them to get out of danger quickly. All of these systems come together to create a brawling experience which is supremely entertaining and enjoyable, especially if you’re able to rope in a second player. There’s no online play, unfortunately – which is a shame as that massively enlivens Streets of Rage 4 – but local play is just as much fun as you’d expect, and there’s something to be said for being within shouting distance of your ally during heated moments. While the main focus of the game is naturally side-scrolling combat, there are two bonus levels which offer up some welcome variety. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS Switch NSP

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