Test: Final Vendetta: the beat’em up frozen in the past

Beat’em ups are a bit like hunters: there are good ones and bad ones; although one of the two practices is a priori less barbaric than the other. In this hyper-codified genre which consists of moving to the right to hit passers-by, few modern titles have been able to transcend the formula as Streets of Rage 4 did two years ago. This week welcomes two title contenders with TMNT on the one hand: Shredder’s Revenge, the new official game of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and on the other Final Vendetta, which recalls the arcade scene and Neo Geo productions of the period. A game which, as you have surely already seen by taking a look at the final note, is not really a Proust madeleine. We explain why in detail.