|AKA Street Gangs (Source: EvilGeeks.com)|
1) 2 - Character Advancement:
2) 2 - Combat: character stats used for combat,
3) 1 - Items and Equipment:
4) 1 - Story: main story at the forefront;
5) 2 - Exploration: open world from the beginning, visited locations remain open
6) 0 - Quests and Puzzles:
River City Ransom is at its heart a beat'em up, yet it often gets cited as an action-RPG. Created by the same company that brought us Double Dragon, it's no surprise the game has a leveling mechanic where the character learns additional moves. In this title, instead of getting better attacks through pure points and combat level, River City Ransom has the enemy drop money. Money is used to purchase books, which the character can equip to learn new moves, and food that can refill health and boost stats.
The game has one of the most basic framing stories. Someone named Slick has kidnapped Ryan's girlfriend, and released his gangs on the street to stop any rescue attempt. Well who really needs a story, just go beat up everyone that attacks. I found it strange that the first character is actually Alex, and the second is Ryan.
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|*Spoilers* (Source: Giant Bomb)|