Posted on October 17, 2017
Strider Hiryu is cool
He’s one of the coolest kids on the Marvel vs Capcom block, if not THE coolest.
His own series of games – Strider – are also mucho cool. As a matter of fact, they did fast-paced hack ‘n slash BEFORE it was cool.
Going for a next-gen reboot of the series was the hip thing to do, if done right.
All kidding aside, the new Strider is seriously a lot of fun and a delightful wink/nudge to its source material, much like the radical Bionic Commando Rearmed before it. Capcom sure knows how to pick ‘em.
What starts out as a standard left-to-right button-masher, quickly evolves into acrobatic and colourful swordplay while you’re dodging and sliding your way back, forth, up and down, discovering hidden rooms and slaughtering metal maniacs along the way.
Strider doesn’t pride itself in pretty graphics, nor extensive duration. But after all these years, Strider Hiryu never lost his cool.
The newest Strider is a short but sweet package.
For being a bit rough around the edges, it gets a cool
Strider was released in Februari, 2014 and is playable on PS3, PS4, Xbox360, XboxOne and PC.
Big ups and downs to... Marvel vs Capcom, by Capcom and Virgin Interactive Strider (1989), by Capcom Strider (2014), by Capcom and Double Helix Games Bionic Commando Rearmed, by Capcom and Grin