Streets of Rage 2, by Dave Cook

Punchy.

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We begin tonight with a fighting series that has had over the years numerous whispers and rumours of several reboots from numerous places (look around the internet, you’ll see one of them). But despite that, it’s the second instalment in the series which we look back on in this week’s episode of My Favourite Game.

Dave Cook my successor at VG247 who’s since left games writing, is one of the most knowledgeable fighting game fans I’ve come across, along with someone else who’ll be appearing on MFG in a few weeks, who holds Streets of Rage 2 in high regard as his favourite game.

In this next hour(ish), me and Dave talk of his start in games – personally and professionally – as well as Streets of Rage 2 plus a big tangent on fighting games as a whole plus hack-and-slash games, as well as his honourable mentions (for those who know Dave: you’ll be shocked to learn Dark Souls makes a presence – I know, I was surprised too).

You may also remember that two months ago or so, I also published part of this episode before My Favourite Game began proper because we went off too long on Metal Gear Solid. Dave mentioned that as an honourable mention (albeit, after I prodded him on it) but because of the amount of time on it, I cut it out of the episode. However, you can find that section below the main podcast.

You can listen to the episode below.

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Games mentioned: Streets of Rage 2, Sonic Rush, APB, Double Dragon, Final Fight, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Bayonetta, Mortal Kombat, Sega Rally, Street Fighter, Virtua Fighter 2, Tekken 5, Darkstalkers, Powerstone, Soul Blade, Soulcalibur, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros Wii U, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Smash Bros Melee, Pokken, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, DmC: Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Rising, Dark Souls, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario Bros 3, Resident Evil 4, The Evil Within, Vanquish, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 3, Halo 4, Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid.

Twitter: @JohnnyCullen|@davescook
See Dave’s stuff at: Blog|Seventh Circle|Drfiting|Bust
Play: Streets of Rage 2 (PC|3DS)

Next week:
Holly Nielsen on The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Listen to previous episodes of My Favourite Game here.

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