A few days ago, a friend of mine tweeted me the announcement of Double Dragon IV. I was elated to get my hands on this title. In my childhood, one of my favorite games of all time, Streets of Rage 2, was a beat’em up experience that helped shape the way I look at video games forever. Unfortunately in my youth, I was never really able to play games like Final Fight or Double Dragon due to my family’s financial situation. When I was coming up, games were something of a luxury item. There were only so many my siblings and I would get for Christmas, birthdays, etc. Many of them were hand-me-downs from our cousins or garage sale wins from Grandma. Short life bio aside, I was especially looking forward to Double Dragon IV for this reason – to experience a genre of game that we haven’t really seen since the 8 and 16 bit era – a genre of one of my favorite games that I’ve longed to see a resurgence of.