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  • Summary: In Final Fight: Streetwise, players assume the role of Kyle Travers. As a streetwise underground pit fighter and brother of the infamous Cody from the classic Final Fight series, Kyle must try to solve his brother's disappearance. A major element to the game is quickly building 'respect.' Earning this sought-after characteristic gives gamers a means to attain powerful new fighting skills, hardcore weapons, critical information and a wide variety of NPC (non-playable character) support; vital for completing various objectives. Featuring stylized and realistic visuals, the tumultuous energy of Metro City is brought to life with great detail. Explore dynamic environments and encounter intense street fights where players use hand-to-hand and weapon combat. Shocking story twists and disturbing connections are made as this epic story unfolds through adrenaline-pumping action and intense cinematics. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 36
  2. Negative: 25 out of 36
  1. Final Fight was a classic and Streetwise is a long way from some of the crummy remakes that seem to be springing out lately, so if you're the type to go into everything fists flying, then Travers is the perfect character for you.
  2. 65
    Unfortunately, the end result is a little more Rambo, a lot less Rocky. It's going to take a rethinking to pull the 3D brawler out of its "me too" phase, and Streetwise certainly isn't helping.
  3. You almost have to ask whether Capcom closed Studio 8 out of sheer embarrassment.
  4. Final Fight: Streetwise pretty much fails to please. A boring story greets you in the main form of gameplay, while the alternate Arcade mode focuses on the lackluster combat.
  5. Exasperating mini-games; bad AI, camera jams, and a slap in the face story to any fan...This is not good...no--this is really not good. [Apr 2006, p.63]
  6. Final Fight: Streetwise doesn't look good, doesn't play well, and it can't even get its unlockable bonus--the original arcade game--right.
  7. Instantly forgettable and certainly regrettable, this fighter is preposterously short on both brains and brawn. Here's to hoping that Streetwise listens to its title and is indeed the final Final Fight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MarkD.
    Mar 2, 2006
    Final Fight Streetwise sticks true to the original arcade. If you're used to playing GTA, you'll have no problem with the camera. Impressive storyline. If you're a fan of the original Final Fight, you'll slowly but surely see the resemblence, and will love it. Great game! :) Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2012
    The game's music is pretty good, and the combos are cool, having a neat little 'buying moves' mechanic from a gym. While the story is absurd, and there are some sound and cutscene glitches if you play this on a PS3 (Or 360, for that matter), this game is still a goofy, over-the-top experience worth a rent, but not worth a permanent place on your shelves. Expand
  3. MikeR.
    Mar 5, 2006
    where is the f'n jump button? did these guys even play final fight?